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Lukas Palys

Dallas , TX, USA

Style & Level

High School
Class of 2025

Highlights & Awards

  • Dallas Opera: Principal role in 2019 (2nd spirit in "The Magic Flute")
  • Dallas Opera: Children's chorus in 2018 and 2019 ("Carmen" and "La Boheme")
  • The Youth in “Elijah” at the University of North Texas, 2019
  • Hal Leonard Vocal Competition 2022, Early Teens Art Song: Honorable Mention
  • Hal Leonard Vocal Competition 2023, Early Teens Art Song: 3rd Place
  • Schmidt Vocal Arts 2023, Virtual Cohort: Finalist
  • Texas Private School Music Educators Association: All-Region Choir (2022, 2023)
  • Texas Private School Music Educators Association: All-State Choir (2022, 2023)
  • Summer 2022: Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices
  • 2023: Gomez in High School production of the Addams Family Musical
  • 2023: 3rd Place in CS Vocal Competition Classical High School Division 1
  • Summer 2023: Institute for Young Dramatic Voices and Schmidt Vocal Institute
  • 2023: 1st Place in Classical Repertoire Category of the American Protégé International Vocal Competition
  • 2023: 2nd Place in Texas Schmidt Vocal Competition


Lukas Palys, sixteen, is a baritone and rising high school junior at the St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, Texas. Lukas performed with the Dallas Opera’s children’s chorus (in Carmen and La Boheme) before making his principal role debut as the second knabe in the Dallas Opera’s mainstage production of Die Zauberflöte in 2019 under the baton of Maestro Villaume. In 2023, Lukas was a finalist in the Schmidt High School Vocal Arts Competition (virtual cohort) and won third place in the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition (Early Teen Art Song category). For the last two years, he has earned All-State honors for choir from the Texas Private School Music Educators Association. Lukas studies opera with Alexander Rom, former choirmaster at the Dallas Opera, and has attended Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices (IYDV) and Interlochen. In addition, Lukas receives coachings from Matthew Lobaugh (Washington National Opera). Lukas will attend IYDV and the Schmidt Vocal Institute this summer.