Adopt a Singer

Put that spare room to good use!
Many of our extraordinary artists are coming to Pittsburgh from other cities around the country and the world, and need housing while in residence at SummerFest. By opening up your home to one or more of these singers or interns, you can provide a safe and comfortable home for an artist while also getting to know one of opera's stars of tomorrow!

You'll learn first-hand about the rigors of preparing for a new role, and your heart will soar when "your" artist steps forward to acknowledge the applause of opening night! This experience of getting to know one of our artists personally—out of make-up and costume—is a rewarding one which will stay with you forever. You may also be able to receive a tax deduction for hosting an artist.

Most of our artists are in residence from June 16 until the close of the festival on July 27, but accommodations of any length are greatly appreciated. You won't need to serve as chauffeur—we'll work out the transportation arrangements for rehearsals and performances (unless you also happen to have a car that isn't being used during SummerFest that we might borrow!) Artists may want to make some quick breakfast in the morning, but most of their meals are taken during rehearsal breaks.

Concerned about opening your home to a complete stranger you have never seen or heard? Don't be—choose a singer who appeals to you by viewing all our singers' photos and resumes before you make your choice! Although all of our artists and interns have been assigned housing at the moment, we always need some additional "stand-by" hosts in case some reassignments become necessary. Please give us a call at 412-621-1499 if you're interested in going on our "reserve" list, or wish to be a host family for SummerFest 2015.

 

Sopranos

Elizabeth Baldwin  [Already adopted]
Rachel Crossman  [Already adopted]
Elizabeth Fischborn  [Already adopted]
Julia Fox  [Already adopted]
Chelsea Hollow  [Already adopted]
Rachel Eve Holmes  [Already adopted]
Kelley Kimball  [Already adopted]
Cassandra Santiago  [Already adopted]
Catherine Schaefer  [Already adopted]
Leigh Tomlinson  [Already adopted]
Katrina Van Maanen  [Already adopted]
Bethany Worrell  [Already adopted]

Mezzos

Erika Hennings  [Already adopted]
Amélia Jardon  [Already adopted]
Melissa Nolan  [Already adopted]
Evelyn Rossow  [Already adopted]
Corliss Smith  [Already adopted]

Directors/Pianists

Tania Coambs  [Already adopted]
Adam Da Ros  [Already adopted]
Jesse Leong  [Already adopted]
David Toro  [Already adopted]
YooSung Yeo  [Already adopted]
 
 

Tenors

Joseph Brent  [Already adopted]
Pierre Derhet  [Already adopted]
Adam Hill  [Already adopted]
Guillaume Houcke  [Already adopted]
Khary Wilson  [Already adopted]

Baritones/Basses

Brian Hupp  [Already adopted]
Jake Jacobsen  [Already adopted]
Eric Lindsey  [Already adopted]
Benjamin Taylor  [Already adopted]
Xiaozhong Wang  [Already adopted]
Antonio Watts  [Already adopted]

Designers/Interns

Thomas Cobau  [Already adopted]
Liz Crabtree  [Already adopted]
Adam Ditzel  [Already adopted]
Jillian Floyd  [Already adopted]
Claire Landuyt  [Already adopted]
Taylor Malott  [Already adopted]
Katelyn Mang  [Already adopted]
Crysta Menefee  [Already adopted]
Alec Molinaro  [Already adopted]
Marianna Taylor  [Already adopted]