5 June 2013
The Marcello Giordani Foundation (MGF), in collaboration with the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania will hold its 3rd International Vocal Competition from September 14 to 19 in Catania, Italy. The Competition, now at its third edition, has as its objective to lead young talented singers toward a successful career on the opera stage. To this end, the MGF has proposed to organize two selections, one in the United States and one in Europe. The American selection was held in Vero Beach, Florida, from March 25 to March 30, and the European selection will take place at the prestigious Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania from September 14 to 19, 2013.
Congratulations to the Winners of the MGF Vocal Competition in Collaboration with the Vero Beach Opera!
31 March 2013
1ST PRIZE $10,000 DAVID PERSHALL, BARITONE (sponsored by MGF and VBO)
2ND PRIZE $5,000 MATTHEW NEWLIN, TENOR (by Eva Franchi -The Sergio Franchi Music Foundation)
3RD PRIZE $3,000 VIKTOR ANTIPENKO, TENOR (Sponsored by the VBO)
$1,000 NOMHER NARITO NIVAL, TENOR- (by Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Steyer)
$1,000 ERIC JURENAS COUNTER, TENOR- (by Webster/Shay)
$1,000 JASON SLAYDEN, TENOR (by Boston Barricades)
ENCOURAGEMENT PRIZES FROM “THE DEBORAH VOIGT/VERO BEACH OPERA FOUNDATION”
$1,000 RACHEL ARKY, MEZZO SOPRANO
$1,000 HEATHER PHILLIPS, SOPRANO
TEATRO LA FENICE 2014/2015 SEASON –TO BE ANNOUNCED
VERO BEACH OPERA -2014 SEASON – MATIAS MARIANI, TENOR
CRESTED BUTTE MUSIC FESTIVAL -2014/15 SEASON – RYAN MILSTEAD, BARITONE
MASTER CLASSES AT TEATRO MASSIMO BELLINI DI CATANIA, SICILY, ITALY:
ASHLEY THOURET, SOPRANO
JIYOUNG JO, SOPRANO
27 March 2013
MGF Vocal Competition Update:
Two days of auditions in Vero Beach have been very exciting.
Some really wonderful singers.
Here are the semi-finalists from the first two days.
Congratulations to all!!
Viktor Antipendo, Tenor
Rachel Arky, Mezzo
Nathalie Avila, Soprano
Sarah Beckham, Soprano
Valerie Belanger, Soprano
Jared Bybee, Baritone
Samantha B. Daniel, Soprano
Betsy Diaz, Soprano
Sarah Moulton Faux, Soprano
Jiyoung Jo, Sorprano
Eric Jurenas, Counter-tenor
Matias Mariani, Tenor
Ryan Milstead, Baritone
Nomher Narito Nival, Tenor
Matthew Newlin, Tenor
David Pershall, Baritone
Heather Phillips, Soprano
Jason Slayden, Tenor
Alex Soare, B-baritone
Kaley Soderquist, Soprano
Ashley Thouret, Soprano
Laura Whittenberger, Soprano