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$50,000 Tucker Prize Announced

April 8, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Soprano Lisette Oropesa, whose CV boasts over 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, including winning the Guild’s 2005 National Council Auditions, has been chosen by a panel of elites to receive the 2019 Richard Tucker Award. The … » Read

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OPERA America Announces Grants to Women Composers

April 3, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On Apr. 1, OPERA America announced grants totaling $100,000 to support the work of seven female composers. These Discovery Grants, part of the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, provide up to $15,000 to support operas in the developmental … » Read

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Five Winners Chosen from Met Council Audition Finals

April 1, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions finals jury has selected five 2019 winners, following performances yesterday afternoon on the Met Stage.  Anthony Roth Costanzo, a 2009 winner (and Musical America 2019 Vocalist of the … » Read

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Nielsen Competition Names Three Winners

April 1, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The ten days of the Carl Nielsen Competition’s final rounds, taking place in the Danish composer’s birthplace of Odese, concluded over the weekend with first, second, and third prizes awarded in violin, clarinet, and flute. Johan … » Read

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Performance Today Names JoAnn Falletta Classical Woman of the Year

March 29, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
ST. PAUL—Performance Today has announced that JoAnn Falletta has been named its first-ever Classical Woman of the Year. A three-time Grammy Award-winner with 13 Grammy nominations, Faletta became the first woman to lead a major American … » Read

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Met Opera National Council Auditions Down to Final Nine

March 26, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera has announced the names of the nine singers who have advanced to the last phase of this year’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the 65 th in the organisation’s history. The semi-finals, which were … » Read

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Recent Competition Wins; Looming Deadlines

March 15, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The 12th edition of the Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists concluded on March 10 in Brussels, Belgium, with prizes awarded in four age ranges. Category A, for those under 10, went to seven-year-old Himari Yoshimura of Japan … » Read

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Detroit Symphony Raises $1.35M for African-American Composers, Guest Artists

March 11, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Classical Roots Celebration and gala dinner on March 9 raised $351,000 to support the performance, commissioning, and recording of works by African-American composers and to feature African-American … » Read

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Ellis Island Medal Awarded to Composer Peter Boyer

March 6, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Peter Boyer, an American composer best known for his Grammy Award-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America , for actors and orchestra, has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Established in 1986, … » Read

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Finalists Announced for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

March 4, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The 20 competitors for the biennial BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, to be held in St. David’s Hall, June 15-22, were announced today, and Musical America’s New Artist of the Month, bass Patrick Guetti, is one of the two to represent … » Read

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