2023 National Opera Competition

PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc.

2023 10th National Opera Competition

First Prize – $10,000; Second – $5,000; Third – $2,500;
Audience Prize – $1,000 – Judges Special Award – $1,000;
All Finalists $500

We are pleased to present the winners of PARTNERS for the Arts

10th National Opera Competition

Magdalena Kužma

First Prize
Magdalena Kužma – soprano

Donghoon Kang

2nd Prize and Audience Choice.
Donghoon Kang – bass-baritone

Amanda Simms

3rd Prize
Amanda Simms – soprano

Ashlyn Rock

Judges Special Award
Ashlyn Rock – soprano


Donors Make a Difference

Our most sincere thank you to:

Alan Savada and Will Stevenson – 2nd prize in honor of their son, Samuel J. Savada-Stevenson, Drs. James and Wanda Trefil – 3rd prize in Honor of Sylvia Trefil Mestek, Dr. Bob Misbin – The Audience Prize Award, Ms. Cynthia Bianchi in memory of Holly Bianchi and Dr. William Panici each sponsoring a Finalist Award, and Victoria Tresansky, who covered all the other finalists’ Awards. And all the other donors who made it possible for us this year to give over $22,000 in prizes.