Discover the best new operatic talent with Cooper
The Cooper-Bing competition is a globally recognized vocal contest that draws some of the finest operatic talent from around the world to compete for its prestigious title and a $10,000 prize. Experience magical performances from a host of singing styles and discover the next big star of the opera stage. Simply use StubHub to buy or sell your Cooper tickets today!
Launching the careers of the future’s brightest stars
The competition was established in 1983 by Opera Columbus under the direction of opera singer and vocal coach Irma M. Cooper. Although from Iowa, Cooper made her name in Europe and was a co-founder of the American Institute of Musical Studies located in Graz, Austria. A proponent of excelling the careers of young talent, she launched the contest to increase exposure for up and coming performers and help guide them with constructive feedback from revered professionals in the industry. Past winners of the Cooper-Bing include Denyce Graves (the now world-renowned mezzo-soprano) and Metropolitan Opera performers Richard Paul Fink, Dina Kuznetsova and Nicole Heaston. Settle in for a night of incredible new talent and see them perform to equally stunning musical accompaniments in the fine setting of the Southern Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. All you have to do is pick up Cooper tickets right here on StubHub. You can buy them today or, if circumstances get in the way and you can’t make the show, you can sell them here too!
A buzzing occasion in the Columbus operatic community
Throughout its history, the Cooper-Bing competition has been hosted by a variety of concert venues. In its early years, the competition was held at the Palace Theatre Columbus before moving on to the Ohio Theatre and later the Conservatory of Music at Capitol University. It has been held at the Southern Theatre since 2013. The following year, Ohio doctors Arthur and Hetty Bing ensured the future continuation of the competition with a generous donation and as such, the name was altered to honour their name. A central figure in the operatic community of Ohio, Opera Columbus and its life-changing event provides an important platform for rising stars to show us what they’ve got, and you can see it all live. Feel the electric atmosphere and experience all the drama in front of your very eyes by using StubHub to buy Cooper tickets before they go and sell out!
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