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DEADLINE - NOVEMBER 15th, 2017! 

Our Vocal Competition is dedicated to discovering and honoring the most promising, up and coming opera singers in the world today, through one of the most esteemed operatic judging panels ever assembled (look at the caliber of judges on our flyer below)! Our mission is to enhance the careers of our participants through both financial and ongoing advisory support. We also wish to honor the memory of famed opera producer, Ed Rosen, our beloved founder of Premiere Opera; whose love, support and knowledge of great operatic singing is a legacy which we are dedicated to continuing.  

Please help our efforts and consider donating (tax deductible) what you can to support the future stars of our great opera stages. If you are unable to give, please forward this information along to friends and family who may be interested. To Donate, CLICK HERE.
If you would like to apply or know a singer/s who would be good candidate/s for our competition, please pass this information along!

For More Detailed Information, CLICK HERE.  To Complete Our Online Application, CLICK HERE.  

If you are interested in sponsoring an award (with the possibility of applicable naming rights), which you may, if you wish, present at our winners gala concert, please contact us directly at:

We are so thankful to the AMAZING judges that have signed on! Nearly $15,000 in Prize Money will be distributed! 

Thank you very much for your continued support, friends!    

Most Sincerely,

Eric Margiore & the Team at Premiere! 

World Class Judging Panel:
  • KEN BENSON - Ken Benson Artists / Former Vice-President Columbia Artist Management
  • CATHERINE MALFITANO - World Renowned Soprano / Manhattan School Of Music
  • JACK MASTROIANNI - Consultant, IMG Artists 
  • EVE QUELER - Artistic Director Emeritus Opera Orchestra of New York
  • LENORE ROSENBERG - Music Admin of the Spoleto Festival USA / Former Associate Artistic Administrator of the MET Opera
  • NEIL SHICOFF - World Renowned Tenor / Former Chief of Opera of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

Advisory Board:

  • DANIEL BIAGGI - General Director, Palm Beach Opera
  • LUIGI CAIOLA - Caiola Productions, Four-Time Tony Award Winner - Producer 
  • STEPHEN DEMAIO - President, The Gerder Lissner Foundation  
  • ALAN FISCHER - Tenor, Department Chair, Vocal Music, The Governor's School for the Arts
  • ALEX FLETCHER - Founder, Fletcher Artist Management
  • MATTHEW A. HORNER - Senior Vice President, IMG Artists 
  • ADA MEI - Soprano, Board Member, Hawaii Opera Theatre 
  • KATHY OLSEN - Founder, Encompass Arts 
  • FRED ROSEN - Brother of Premiere Opera Founder, Ed Rosen
  • DEBORAH SURDI - Executive Director Teatro Nuovo & Queens Symphony Orchestra / Former, VP Sony Masterworks & Executive Director Opera Orchestra of New York


  • ERIC MARGIORE - Founder & International Operatic Tenor 
  • ANTHONY CLEMENZA, Esq - Co-Founder & Business Operations/Legal 

In Remembrance:
  • ED ROSEN - December 15th, 1940 - December 21, 2016, Founder, Premiere Opera
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