Opera NEO Vocal Competition 2019
We are excited to announce the Winners of the Opera NEO Vocal Competition 2019:
1st Prize: Ted Pickell
2nd Prize: Shaina Martinez
3rd Prize: Andrew Manea
Nathan Ward Memorial Prize: Langelihle Mngxati
Audience Choice Award: Véronique Filloux
The Final Round and the Winner's Gala Concert are open to public and the audience is encouraged to VOTE for the recipient of the "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD" winner.
San Diego, CA, USA
Palisades Presbyterian Church
6301 Birchwood St, San Diego, CA 92120
Date and times:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
3:00-4:30pm - Finals (voting)
7:00pm-8:30pm - Award Ceremony and Winners' Concert
Palisades Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary
6301 Birchwood Street San Diego, CA 92120
Free (Donations are welcome)
Judges for the Semifinal and Final Rounds:
Viktoria Vizin, internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano
David Bennett, General Director, San Diego Opera
Peter Kozma, Artistic Director, Opera NEO
Korey Barrett, Pianist, Music Director of Opera NEO
First Place: $3,000
Second Place: $2,000
Third Place: $1,000
Audience Choice: $500
Encouragement Award: $500
The Opera NEO Vocal Competition was created to support and discover the new generation of emerging, young opera singers. It is geared towards advanced voice students with serious aspirations for a career in opera and professional singers in the early stages of their careers. The competition is open to all voice types. It will consist of three rounds: the preliminary round will be conducted via online video submission; the semi-finals and finals are held in San Diego, California.
For the preliminary round of the competition please submit unedited video recordings of 2 operatic arias; one aria must be from the 18th century.
If selected to advance, applicants should prepare five arias to perform in the semifinals and finals, including one by W. A. Mozart and one by G. F. Handel. There are no language requirements.
For further questions or information about the competition, please contact Peter Kozma, artistic director at email@example.com.
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