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John D. & Sally S. Levy Master Classes

Friday Jun 28, 2024

Inaugurated by the legendary Eleanor Steber in 1988, these extraordinary master classes offer insights by distinguished artists into the craft of singing and interpretation, featuring performances by select Richard Gaddes Festival Artists and Gerdine Young Artists.


Tickets are $15 and available at the door. Donors at or above the $250 Contributor level may attend free of charge.

Event information

The Sally S. Levy Opera Center
210 Hazel Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

(free to donors of $250 or more)

Patricia Racette holding a pair glasses and smiling

Patricia Racette


Sunday, June 2 from 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Patricia Racette is known as one of the great singing actresses of our time, and she continues to share her artistry with audiences around the world. She has performed in all the world’s major opera houses and is a particular favorite at San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Racette returns to the OTSL Festival Season inspiring and guiding young singers as the Artistic Director of Young Artist Programs.

Paul Groves


Friday, June 14 from 12:30-3:00 p.m.

One of the great American tenors of his generation, Paul Groves continues to enjoy an impressive international career performing on the stages of the world’s leading opera houses and most prestigious concert halls. Before returning to OTSL for the role of Older Galileo in Philip Glass’ Galileo Galilei, he sang the role of Howie Albert in Terence Blanchard’s Champion at the Metropolitan Opera (2022-23) and Lyric Opera of Chicago (2023-24). Mr. Groves is an Artist-in-Residence at Louisiana State University’s School of Music.

Ana Maria Martinez


Friday, June 28 from 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. A winner of the 15th Annual Opera News Awards, her repertoire encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, and she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings.

John D. & Sally S. Levy Master Classes are funded in part by the John D. & Sally S. Levy Master Class Endowment Fund and presented in memory of John D. & Sally S. Levy, founding board members of Opera Theatre.

The Gerdine Young Artist Program

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Learn more about Gerdine Young Artist Program