Welcome to the Denver Lyric Opera Guild (DLOG)


To encourage and support young singers and provide continuing education for DLOG members in the appreciation and knowledge of opera.

The Guild is:

  • A volunteer, non-profit, charitable organization
  • A provider of financial support for young Colorado singers through Grants to college opera programs and opera companies and to winners of our Annual Competition
  • A provider of opportunities for members and guest to experience the joy of opera through Opera on Tuesday’s, our Annual Competition and Opera Tours.

2020 Competition for Colorado Singers
COVID-19 Announcement

2020 Competition for Colorado Singers Logo

Denver Lyric Opera Guild has been following all federal, state and local recommendations and closely monitoring updates through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) related to COVID-19. Most recently, the President issued a moratorium on all gatherings of 10 people or more for the next several weeks.

Although we had hoped to host a closed Competition for Colorado Singers for our top 15 finalists on March 21st, the number of performers, judges, volunteers and technical staff exceeds that number. Therefore we are obligated as an organization to cancel the 2020 Competition Finals. We will move forward with asking the preliminaries judges to adjudicate the awards through their knowledge and understanding of the singers’ performances from the Preliminary Competition. This is an unprecedented move, but we believe we have done everything in our power to handle this in the safest and most equitable way possible to ensure the singers receive their awards.

We are all deeply disappointed that the Competition could not continue through the Finals, but the health and safety of our members, guests, singers and performers are our top concern.

As the governmental recommendations and restrictions on gatherings continue, the Guild will send timely email communications to our members and partners for any modifications to other upcoming DLOG events.

See below for Top 15 Finalists.

2020 Competition
Top 15 Finalists

Note that top 15 singers are listed in no particular order.

Caitlin Moore
age 31, Mezzo

Eric McConnell
age 27, Bass-Baritone

Neila Getz
age 31, Soprano

Kira Dills-DeSurra
age 31, Mezzo

Kelly Riordan
age 23, Mezzo

Winona Martin
age 23, Mezzo

Erin Hodgson
age 29, Soprano

Brandon Tyler Padget
age 31, Baritone

Claire McCahan
age 31, Mezzo

Armando Contreras
age 27, Baritone

Christiana McMullen
age 28, Soprano

Christina Hazen
age 25, Mezzo

Rebecca Myers
age 24, Mezzo

Zoe Spangler
age 25, Soprano

Elizabeth Hayes
age 26, Mezzo

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Curtis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 720-289-2719

Our mailing address is:
Denver Lyric Opera Guild
PO Box 339
Englewood, CO 80151-0339

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Megan Marino performing with the Denver Lyric Opera Guild
“One of the first competitions I participated in was Denver Lyric Opera Guild. Through the encouragement and feedback of the visiting judges and financial support of the Guild, I had the means to continue to pursue my “opera addiction.” As young artists, we encounter so many hardships, disappointments and setbacks. But because of DLOG, when these blows came down, I still had the means and encouragement to push through.”
– Megan Marino, multiple year Competition winner and Metropolitan Opera and International Opera star.

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