Dr. Dina Alsowayel and Mr. Anthony R. Chase/ Mr. and Mrs. Hector Torres/ Mr. Trey Yates/ Eric McLaughlin and Elliot Castillo Fellow
A first-year Butler Studio artist from East Albany, Georgia, Demetrious Sampson, Jr. performs the role of 3rd Esquire in Parsifal during HGO’s 2023-24 season. Sampson is the second place and Audience Choice Winner in HGO’s 2023 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias and a 2022 alumnus of HGO’s Young Artists Vocal Academy. He made his professional debut with Atlanta Opera at the age of 20 as Crab Man in Porgy and Bess, a role he reprised at Des Moines Metro Opera in summer 2022 as an apprentice artist. At Georgia State University, he has performed the roles of Vanderdendur in Candide and the title role in John Musto’s Bastianello. A previous Encouragement Award winner, he recently won the Georgia District in the 2023 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. Sampson received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, where he studied with Kathryn Hartgrove. During summer 2023, he joined the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco.
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