2019 Annual Conference: Pioneering the Future of Opera Salt Lake City
The conference was held January 2-5, 2019, in majestic Salt Lake City at the serene Four-Diamond hotel Little America Hotel Salt Lake City.
Have a look at the conference schedule to see all of the events offered at this conference:
2019 Salt Lake City Conference Highlights
"Lift Every Voice" Award
One of the brightest stars on stages in the US and abroad, charismatic soprano Harolyn Blackwell has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as a “model of agility, spunk, charm and silvery tone.” Recognized for her expressive and exuberant performances, as well as for her radiant voice, she is making a wide and varied career on opera, concert and recital stages of the world.
Keynote Speaker at Opening Lunch
Michael Ballam, Founder and General Director of the Utah Festival Opera Company
Michael Ballam has received critical acclaim with the major opera companies of the USA and a recital career in the most important Concert Halls of four continents. His operatic repertoire includes more than 600 performances of over 70 major roles sharing the stage with the world's greatest singers. At the age of 24, Dr. Ballam became the youngest recipient of the degree of Doctor of Music with Distinction in the history of Indiana University. An accomplished pianist and oboist, he is the Founder and General Director of the Utah Festival Opera Company, which is fast becoming one of the nation's major Opera Festivals. He is the author of over 30 publications and recordings in international distribution and serves on the Board of Directors of four professional Arts organizations.