The George London Basis will host its fiftieth Annual Competitors for Younger American and Canadian Opera Singers beginning in February 2021.
The competitors may have a jury consisting of soprano Harolyn Blackwell, bass James Morris, mezzo-soprano Susan Quittmeyer, and John Hauser, the manager director of the George London Basis. The pianist might be Michael Fenelly and money prizes might be awarded. 5 contestants might be awarded $10,000 every with remaining finalists every set to obtain $1,000 Encouragement Awards.
The deadline for submitting purposes might be Jan. 15, 2021 on-line with the semifinal auditions set to be held in particular person on Feb. 17. The ultimate will proceed on Feb. 19, additionally in particular person, each complying with strict security protocols to keep away from the unfold of COVID-19.
The competitors has develop into a stepping stone within the profession of American opera singers since 1971, delivering greater than $2 million in prizes. Previous winners embrace Christine Brewer, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Catherine Malfitano, James Morris, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky, Neil Shicoff, and Daybreak Upshaw, amongst others.