Blog Post: February 18, 2022
Announcing our 2022 Gerdine Young Artists and Gaddes Festival Artists
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is thrilled to announce our 2022 Gerdine Young Artists and Gaddes Festival Artists. Artists will perform in the Center Stage concert, and perform roles and serve as covers for all of our productions.
Natalia Gonzalez Santaliz
* Gaddes Festival Artist
The GYA audition tour made its way through 7 cities this year, including Atlanta, Cincinnati, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Saint Louis. Of the 1,100 applications submitted, only 36 artists were selected, about 3.2% of applicants. This year also sees the addition of two new positions, an Apprentice Pianist and an Apprentice Assistant Stage Director. The artists represent 19 US states and 9 home countries, including the United States.
We are thrilled for these artists to join us at the Loretto-Hilton Center for our Festival Season!
Assistant Pianist, Laura Bleakley
Apprentice Assistant Stage Director, Diane Machin