Monday, February 3, 2020

Semi-finalists: OPERA COMPANIES, 2019-20


Enrico Caruso at Canio in I Pagliacci
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Volosin Katz, chief judge, is pleased to announce NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST opera ensembles for 2019-20. 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

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the performing arts, unique in scope and structure. Founded in 2010, contestants hail from all fifty states, representing literally hundreds of communities and arts organizations across the nation.    

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. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance—professional division, 2019-20

Heartland Opera      
Rachel M. Harris
Joplin  MO      
La Boheme           

Queen City Opera     
Isaac Selya
Cincinnati OH
Iolanta    
          
Pacific Opera Project
Josh Shaw 
Los Angeles  CA
Madame Butterfly / Magic Flute 

 
NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance—college/university division,  2019-20

Arizona State University Music Theatre    
Brian DeMaris              
Tempe    AZ 
Mass (Bernstein)
                   
University of South Dakota Opera     
Tracelyn Gesteland            
Vermillion  SD     
The Consul               

Stony Brook University    
Brenda Harris
Stony Brook  NY   
Dido and Aeneas                 

University of Missouri
Rachel M. Harris
Kansas City  MO         
La Finta Giardiniera           

Michigan State University Opera Theatre   
Melanie Helton
East Lansing  MI  
Die Fledermaus                  

Michigan State University Opera Theatre   
Melanie Helton
East Lansing   MI     
La Scala di Seta / Gianni Schicchi               

University of NC at Greensboro
David Holley
Greensboro  NC        
Falstaff            

Eklund Opera
University of Colorado       
Leigh Holman
Boulder  CO        
Eugene Onegin            

Schwob School of Music
Columbus State University   
Joshua May  
Columbus   GA        
Cendrillon              

Turner-Fischer Center for Opera at
Louisiana State University   
Dugg McDonough            
Baton Rouge  LA      
Elizabeth Cree (Puts)              

University of Wisconsin—Madison           
David Ronis
Madison    WI      
L’incoronazione di Poppea

Moores Opera Center
University of Houston       
Buck Ross 
Houston    TX    
School for Scandal (Nelson / Ross)               

The Crane School of Music   
SUNY Potsdam        
Kirk Severtson            
Potsdam    NY
MAYO (Cipullo)                     

Purchase Opera
SUNY Purchase      
Margaret Vignola              
Purchase   NY   
Confession / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi                 

Lawrence University  
Copeland Woodruff             
Appleton   WI   
Mass (Bernstein)   


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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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