Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Semi-finalists: OPERA COMPANIES, 2018-19


Enrico Caruso at Canio in I Pagliacci
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Lazaar Katz, chief judge, is pleased to announce NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST opera ensembles for 2018-19 in all categories. Congratulations!

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until the end of the contest year. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance—professional division,
2018-19

Chicago Fringe Opera
George Cederquist
Chicago IL  
Ross Crean: The Great God Pan
   
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
Justin John Moniz
Waimea HI  
The Mikado
  
Chatham Concert Opera
Walter Morales
Pittsburgh PA  
Elektra, more
  
Queen City Opera
Isaac Selya
Cincinnati OH 
Don Giovanni


 
NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance—college/university division,  2018-19

Taylor University Lyric Theatre
Hugh Conor Angell
Upland IN  
Pirates of Penzance
  
Morningside College
Taylor Clemens
Sean Burton conductor
Sioux City IA  
Dido and Aeneas
  
Arizona State University
Brian DeMaris
Mark Alpizar and Kamna Gupta conductors
Tempe AZ 
Les mamelles de Tiresias
  
University of South Dakota Opera
Tracelyn Gesteland
Vermillion SD 
Die Fledermaus
  
Augustana University
Lisa Grevlos
Sioux Falls SD  
Callie Stadem: The Ransom of Sophia
  
Michigan State University
Melanie Helton
Lansing MI  
Hansel & Gretel
  
Michigan State University
Melanie Helton
Lansing MI  
Robert Nelson: A Room With a View
  
Michigan State University
Melanie Helton
Lansing MI  
Street Scene

  
University of NC Greensboro
David Holley
Greensboro NC  
Die Zauberflote
  
University of Alabama
Paul Houghtaling
Tuscaloosa AL
Jeremy Gill: Letters from Quebec to Providence in the Rain; Handel: Semele 

Bob Jones University
Darren P. Lawson
Michael Moore/Jeffery Stegall
Greenville SC 
Lucia di Lammermoor
  
Louisiana State University
Dugg McDonough
Baton Rouge
David T. Little: Dog Days
  
Louisiana State University
Dugg McDonough
Baton Rouge LA  
The Cunning Little Vixen

  
UNCSA AJ Fletcher Opera Institute
Nicholas Muni
Winston-Salem NC  
Constant: Impressions de Pelleas
  
University of Delaware Opera Workshop Ensemble
Isai Jess Munoz
Newark DE  
various composers: Waulking in the Glen
  
Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra
Tian Hui Ng
South Hadley MA  
Bode Omojola: Irin Ajo
  
University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Ronis
Madison WI 
La Boheme
  
Lawrence University
Copeland Woodruff
Appleton WI 
Le Comte Ory



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We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! Our ensemble has just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in the division soon. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.


  

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