The Academy of Vocal Arts

AVA Alumni

Many of the world's most riveting opera singers began their careers at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Nearly fifty AVA alumni have joined the Metropolitan Opera's roster since 1980.

  • David Adams, tenor, '93
  • Michele Angelini, tenor, '07
  • Lando Bartolini, tenor, '74
  • Burak Bilgili, bass, '04
  • Christopher Bolduc, baritone, '13
  • Gwendolyn Bradley, soprano, '78
  • Richard Brunner, '80
  • Elizabeth Carter, soprano, '88
  • Jennifer Check, soprano, 2000
  • Richard Clark, baritone, '61
  • Dominic Cossa, baritone, '62
  • Stephen Costello, tenor, '07
  • John Darrenkamp, baritone, '69
  • Ellie Dehn, soprano, '06
  • Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, '95
  • Harry Dworchak, bass, '73
  • Ryan Edwards, baritone, '65
  • Lorraine Ernest, soprano, '91
  • Manon Strauss Evrard, soprano, '06
  • Michael Fabiano, tenor, '09
  • Allan Glassman, tenor, '77
  • Patrick Guetti, bass, '14
  • Vernon Hartman, baritone, '78
  • Levi Hernandez, baritone, '02
  • Nancy Herrera, mezzo-soprano, '95
  • Bryan Hymel, tenor, '08
  • Shelley Jackson, soprano, '14
  • Takesha Meshé Kizart, soprano, '08
  • Gioacchino Lauro LiVigni, tenor, '03
  • Sydney Mancasola, soprano, '14
  • Angela Meade, soprano, '09
  • Keith Miller, bass, '06
  • Daniel Mobbs, baritone, '93
  • Chloé Moore, soprano, '14
  • Latonia Moore, soprano, '04
  • James Morris, bass-baritone, '71
  • Stuart Neill, tenor, '95
  • Musa Ngqungwana, bass-baritone, '14
  • Jessie Nguenang, soprano, '14
  • Melissa Parks, mezzo-soprano, '96
  • Ailyn Pérez, soprano, '06
  • Julien Robbins, bass, '76
  • Valerian Ruminski, bass, '99
  • Jane Shaulis, mezzo-soprano, '69
  • Taylor Stayton, tenor, '11
  • Ruth Ann Swenson, soprano, '82
  • Indra Thomas, soprano, 2000
  • Todd Thomas, baritone '87
  • James Valenti, tenor, '06
  • Victoria Vergara, mezzo-soprano, '72
  • Alfred Walker, bass, '97
  • Stephen West, bass, '78
  • Caroline Whisnant, soprano, '91
  • Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano, 14
  • Corinne Winters, soprano, '11
  • Beverly Wolff, mezzo-soprano, '53

 

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