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You be the judge!

On December 1st, 2023, Flipside brought back Opera Idol! This friendly competition for emerging Manitoban artists is the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and hear some of the operatic voices lighting up our province.

Audience members vote for their favourite singers, with input from some experts in the field: this year's judges were Simeon Rusnak (Classic 107) and Lizzy Hoyt (Manitoba Opera, Brott Opera, and 2018 Opera Idol winner!), and Donna Fletcher (University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Dry Cold Productions). 


Winners receive cash prizes and the opportunity for a future role in a Flipside production.

This year's winners were: 

Opera Idol: Alice MacGregor

Runner-Up: Diana Rockwell

Judges' Choice: Diana Rockwell

December 1st, 2023


Grace Bible Church, 366 Oakwood Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Tickets at the Door: $30

STUDENT PRICE: $10 + a non-perishable food item to be donated to Winnipeg Harvest

This Year's Performers: 

Alice MacGregor

Ashley Schneberger

Carrie Schulz

Diana Rockwell

Geneva Halverson

Joanna Loepp-Thiessen

Meagan Reimer

Mélanie Dupuis

Paulina Gonzalez

Stephanie Schmid

Past Opera Idol Winners: 

Alice MacGregor - 2023

Ana Toumine - 2020

Lizzy Hoyt & Kinnon Weddall (tied) - 2018

Ashley Rees - 2017

Jessica Kos-Whicher - 2016

Aaron Hutton - 2015

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