If youre a sweatpants kind of audience member, network TVs got you covered with American Idol and The Voice. But if you prefer your singing contest with more swank, check out the 23rd annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, which features 21 young singers from across Texas. The competition this year honors opera supporter Patti Cody and is being judged by opera directors from around the country. Opera lovers can see these up-and-comers for free (though donations are appreciated) at the competitions semi-finals (11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and finals (7:30 p.m.) on Saturday at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Call 214-443-1040 or visit dallasopera.org.
Sat., May 14, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., 2011