The Opera Buffs, a long-established force in the musical life of Southern California, is dedicated to supporting emerging opera singers at the crucial juncture -- the years of transition from student to professional performer. Since 1983, hundreds of Southern California-based singers, including such artists as Brian Asawa, Richard Bernstein, Charles Castronovo, Michelle DeYoung, Julianna Di Giacomo, Greg Fedderly, Jesús León, Danielle De Niese, Sandra Radvanovsky and Deborah Voigt, have benefited in the early stages of their careers from the financial and moral support of our nonprofit organization, and from the opportunity to gain paid performance experience. We provide funding for career-related expenses based on current talent and career potential, filling a niche generally not served by opera companies, competitions and music schools.
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