Recipient of the 2012

Robin Angly & Miles Smith Audience Choice Award

Shea Owens

Baritone Shea Owens, from Scottsdale, Arizona, recently graduated with his Masters of Music in vocal performance from Rice University as a student of Dr. Stephen King.  His appearances there include Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Mr. Webb in Our Town, and Eisenstein in Act 1 of Die Fledermaus.

Mr. Owens graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music from Brigham Young University, where he played the four villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann as well as the title roles in Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro.  

Mr. Owens performed the role of Luther in Les contes d’Hoffmann with Wolf Trap Opera, the Lackey in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Tanglewood Music Center, and Papageno in The Magic Flute with Phoenix Opera.  This summer he will perform at Central City Opera, and in the fall will begin a young artist residency with Utah Opera.


Sunday, May 20, 2012 

Largo al factotum
from Il BARBIERE di SIVIGLIA by Rossini
Mein sehnen, mein wanhnen
from DIE TOTE STADE by Korngold
Shea was accompanied by Teruhiko Toda
 HD video by Robert Land Productions

Shea and Lois Alba

Photo by Gwen Juarez


 Seong Ae Park
 Heather Engebretsen
Dana Pundt

Our 2012 Photo Gallery

Our Guest Artists provided our judges the time they needed to finalize there decisions and provided a thrilling performance of excerpts from 

Il Trovatore

Here are our wonderful Guest Artists