Pellicciotti Prize

The Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera CompositioPellicciotti Logo Whiten Prize was founded by Dr. Gary C. Jaquay to honor his life partner, Domenic J. Pellicciotti, an ardent fan of opera. The award seeks to encourage and acknowledge the creation of new opera works that explore, within a broad range of possible expressions and representations, themes related to tolerance, inclusion and/or the celebration of diversity within an inclusive community.

The prize will be awarded every four years beginning in 2014 ($20,000.00 in total prize money). The winning entries will be produced (in whole or in part) in November of 2014.

For the 2014 winners, visit