Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Semi-Finalists Named

The Texas organization has announced twenty-one semi-finalists in their 23rd annual competition that will have its final judging on Saturday, May 14, 2011, in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Some past winner alumni of the competition include Latonia Moore, Jesus Garcia, Clifton Forbis, Takesha Meshé Kizart and Jennifer Black. The judges this year include Daniel Biaggi (General Director of Palm Beach Opera), Andreas "Andy" Melinat (Director of Artistic Administration, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Christina C. Scheppelmann (Director of Artistic Operations, Washington National Opera), Joshua Winograde (Artistic Administrator, Los Angeles Opera and Director of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program) and Jonathn Pell (Artistic Director, The Dallas Opera). In previous years the competition has administered as much as $19,000 in prize money. The event is free to the public. [Source]

The full list of semi-finalists is after the jump.

· Bass-baritone Noel Bouley, age 27
· Mezzo-soprano Wendy Boyce, age 30
· Baritone Adam Cannedy, age 26
· Soprano Dee Donasco, age 28
· Soprano Katrina Galka, age 21
· Baritone Juan Galvin, age 27
· Baritone Norman Garrett, age 29
· Soprano Julie-Anne Hamula, age 27
· Counter-tenor John Holiday, Jr., age 26
· Mezzo-soprano Laura Krumm, age 23
· Baritone Ye Young Lee, age 27
· Soprano Julie Marx, age 23
· Soprano Kristen Mata, age 28
· Soprano Audra Methvin, age 24
· Baritone Najabulo Mthinkhulu, age 29
· Tenor Scott Quinn, age 30
· Tenor Ian José Ramirez, age 23
· Baritone Brent Turner, age 27
· Soprano Suzanne Vinnik, age 24
· Soprano Maren Weinberger, age 21
· Soprano Angela Yoon, age 26

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