Opera Tampa is proud to present its New Voices program for the third consecutive year. These four exceptionally gifted artists, who have performed on main stages around the world, will have prominent roles in this season’s productions. 


Lisa Houben, soprano


Dutch-American soprano Lisa Houben began her international career with Tosca and since that time, she has enjoyed performing operatic roles throughout the world. She has been praised for her “enormous voice.” One critic exclaimed that her performance of Vissi d’Arte in Tosca “stopped the show.”

Sarah Joy Miller, soprano


Sarah Joy Miller is widely recognized as one of opera’s foremost emerging talents. Praised as “vivacious and fearless,” she made her New York City Opera and Brooklyn Academy of Music débuts to critical acclaim in the title role of Anna Nicole Smith in the Royal Opera House-commissioned opera Anna Nicole.

Emily Righter, mezzo-soprano


Emily Righter has been praised for her “gorgeously controlled mezzo voice and emotive, physically adept presence to match.” After her performance in Eliogabalo, it was noted that her performance of “Misero cosi va” was lauded the “musical highlight of the night.” 

Adelmo Guidarelli, bass-baritone


Adelmo Guidarelli is an accomplished opera singer who has performed all around the world. Critics dubbed him “the Crown Prince of Opera” for his performance in Operation Opera. One critic proclaimed that “he brings a flexible voice and tremendous gusto to the role of the stepfather Don Magnifico” in La Cenerentola.

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