Bold. Brave. Brilliant.

Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio

Christopher Cano- Director

In residence all season, Studio Artists can be seen performing on both our main stage and throughout Arizona. The Studio also provides well-rounded, personalized instruction that propels each artist to the next level. These opportunities help bridge the gap between academic studies and a professional career.


2020/21 Studio Artists

Cheyanne Coss, Soprano

1st Year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Norman C. & Donna L. Harbert

Hometown: Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Education: Oakland University & New England Conservatory
Recent Engagements: Two seasons as a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Young Artist with Merola Opera Program of San Francisco Opera, Young Artist Apprentice with Santa Fe Opera, & Young Artist with Michigan Opera Theatre




Caitlin Gotimer, Soprano

1st Year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Peter & Lee Larson

Hometown: Malverne, New York
Education: Binghampton University & Cincinnati College Conservatory
Recent Engagements: Two seasons as a Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist, Recent Graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory, & two seasons as a Crested Butte Opera Studio Artist




Michaela Wolz, Mezzo-Soprano

1st Year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Drs. Tom & Ginger Collier

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
Education: Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Recent Engagements: 2019 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, 1st Prize Dorothy Lincoln Smith Classical Voice Competition, National Society of Arts and Letters, three seasons with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis




Terrence Chin-Loy, Tenor

1st Year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Don Williams and Dan A. Klingenberg, and Alan and Linda Englander

Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida
Education: Yale University, Mannes College - The New School of Music, & Indiana University
Recent Engagements: Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera, Young Artist Apprentice with Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera Young Artist, Cincinnati & Metropolitan Opera 2019




ROB MCGINNESS, baritoneRob McGinness

2nd Year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Roma Wittcoff

Hometown: Amherst, New Hampshire
Education: Oberlin Conservatory &Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
Recent Engagements: PROTOTYPE Festival, Washington National Opera, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, & Maryland Symphony Orchestra




Robert Bosworth


2nd Year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Karen Fruen

Hometown: Forth Worth, Texas
Education: University of Kentucky & Manhattan School of Music
Recent Engagements: Utah Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Merola Apprentice Program, San Francisco Opera, & Music Academy of the West



Haley Stamats

Haley Stamats, Assistant Stage Director

1st Year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Helen Pierson, Shoshana B. Tancer, and Ole and Teri Thienhaus

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Education: Simpson College
Recent Engagements: Il Postino at Opera Southwest & Virginia Opera, & Tosca & Aida at Virginia Opera



Special Thanks to our Supporters:

Arizona Opera extends its gratitude to Marion Roose Pullin, whose continued and sustaining support reflects an unwavering dedication to the emerging talent of today and the stars of tomorrow.

Marion Roose Pullin
Arizona Senior Academy
Sandra and Seymour Baskin
Marda Bell
Dr. Rex and Arlyn Brewster
Drs. Ginger and Tom Collier
Ann Davies
Alan and Linda Englander
A. J. Escoruela
Eunice and Carl Feinberg
Dennis and Jane Fennessey
Karen Fruen
The Grayhawk Classic Residents' Foundation
Harriet Greenspan
Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert
Drs. John G. Hildebrand and Gail D. Burd
Len and Sue Huck
Sarah and William Hufford
Helen Hutchison
Alison* and Richard Johnston
Dan A. Klingenberg
Sharon Landis
Peter and Lee Larson
Ralie Lawrence
Dr. Dorothy Lincoln-Smith
Nils Lindfors and Marilyn Kluge
Maravilla Scottsdale
Robert and Mary Newstead
Riverton Piano Company
Nancy and James Schamadan
In Memory of Mario Manetti
Judy and Lee Schuster
Elaine and Robert Shower
Colonel (Ret.) Kimberley Smith
Matt Taillon, Realty Executives
Robert S. and Shoshana B. Tancer
Joy Tevis
Vi at Grayhawk
Inez K. and Alexander B. White
Don Williams
Roma Wittcoff
Dr. Judith G. Wolf


The Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, a NextGen initiative, is also generously supported by the following NextGen donors:

Arizona Public Service Company
Darrin Bergstad
Richard and Elizabeth Burns
Susan Esco Chandler
Andrew and Jane Evans
HBI International
Jody Pelusi
Selma E. and Jerome Targovnik
Joy Tevis
Roma Wittcoff