Concert of Arias



Each year, following an extensive international search, a small group of talented young artists is selected to compete in HGO’s annual Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias—and perhaps win an invitation to join the prestigious Butler Studio. For the first time, the artists who advance to the exciting final stage of the competition will perform accompanied by the HGO Orchestra.

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Concert of Arias is one of HGO's most impactful fundraising events of the year. Special event packages include orchestra concert seating and the post-concert celebration dinner with the finalists, winners, and current Butler Studio artists. The evening provides critical funding to keep the Butler Studio at the top of its game, nurturing tomorrow’s great talents, and sharing opera and vital music enrichment for all generations and communities.

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Butler Studio

HGO’s Butler Studio is one of the most respected young artist programs in the world. For more than 45 years, the Butler Studio has provided eight to twelve young singers and pianists per season a bridge between full-time training and full-fledged operatic careers. During a residency of up to three years, each artist trains and hones their craft on the HGO mainstage and at other venues around our great city. Alumni of the Butler Studio go on to perform at the most esteemed opera houses in the world—and many of these world-renowned artists regularly return to the HGO stage and back to the audiences who helped launch their careers!

To learn more about Butler Studio’s history, artists, and Studio life, visit our Butler Studio page.

37th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers