20. May 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: Opera

From the Merc

The Irene Dalis Vocal Competition is a terrific local event, an operatic talent show, essentially, where 10 hungry singers perform for an enthusiastic and opinionated audience before a panel of judges representing major companies. The fourth annual competition — founded by Dalis, Opera San Jose’s general director and once a diva at the Metropolitan Opera — happens Saturday at California Theatre. And, take note: The singers compete for $50,000 in prizes, including $15,000 for the winner.

You can find all the information here.

I would love to go Saturday night. We’ll see if I actually manage to buy a ticket this year.


  1. Thanks for the note! We hope you can make it tomorrow night- right now, it’s looking like we might have a few residents in the final competition! Check out the website tonight to find out who the ten finalists will be…

  2. I can’t wait to see the final list of 10!