All finalists receive written evaluations from a member of The American Prize judging panel.
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The American Prize in Opera Performance
The American Prize winner:
JUVENTAS NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE for "The Magic Mirror"
Lidiya Yankovskaya, music director
|Juventas New Music Ensemble|
Among judges' comments: "One attends an operatic performance for various reasons: beautiful singing, musical instrumental performances, stunning...stage direction which clearly defines the drama, etc. All of these elements and more, were in abundance with this production of The Magic Mirror. "
RESONANCE WORKS for "Macbeth"
Maria Sensi Sellner, music director
Among judges' comments: "Singing from the principals was musical, expressive, and dramatic."
OPERA FORT COLLINS for
"The Daughter of the Regiment"
Vicki Fogel Mykles, director
Fort Collins CO
|Opera Fort Collins|
Among judges' comments: " a fine production...the orchestra played beautifully...voices seem to project without difficulties. "