Opera Idol 2021 Competition REPLAY – October 2, 2021

The Opera Idol 2021 Competition was held virtually on September 25, 2021 this year.

2021 NH Opera Idol Winners

We are so excited to announce the winners from last night’s “2021 Virtual NH Opera Idol” Competition.

First Place | $1,000 – @takaki_kurihara
Second Place | $500 – @laurenaugesoprano
Third Place | $250 – @jamatava26
Audience Favorite | $125 – @melanieashkar

Contracts Winners:

The Pirates of Penzance | $500 | “Mabel” – @iacoviellosoprano
Le nozze di Figaro | $500 | “Barbarina” & Cover Role “Sussanah” – @simoneami
20th Century Concert in Opera | $500 – @cornelialotito
20th Century Concert in Opera | $500 – @sopranohillary

THANK YOU to everyone who watched last night’s competition and THANK YOU to ALL of the wonderful finalists.
If you missed last night’s competition, you can now purchase a ticket to watch the replay that will be aired on October 2nd, 2021 at 7:30 PM EST.

Register for the REPLAY!


2021 NH Opera Idol will bring 15 Final emerging opera performers together in a Final Round Remote Competition and offer over $5,000 in cash prizes and performance contracts. Join us and don’t forget to vote for YOUR favorite singers for the Audience Favorite Award!

Last year, our online (first time ever) competition saw over 2,000 visitors. We are so proud of our performers. Four of the finalists won cash prizes while others were offered performance contracts in our 2021 Summer Festival. It was a wonderful experience for all and we are thrilled to continue offering such a high level of singing in this our 17th year of NH Opera Idol. Piccola Opera wants to thank our sponsor, WKXL 103.9 1450 NH Talk Radio for being so very generous in supporting our annual competition.

So, onto this wonderful evening of opera – sit back and enjoy, and don’t forget to vote for our Audience Favorite Award Winner!