Congratulations to Regional Winners and Semi-Finalist Contenders Will Liverman and Ricardo Rivera!!!!
Congratulations to Runners Up Viktor Antipenko and D'Ana Lombard!!!!!
The MONC ER Committee is thrilled with today's singers, audience members and friends and family who came out to behold and support our Opera Idols! Stay tuned over the next few weeks for blog posts wherein we interview each of our 10 competitors from today that will include personal stories about their paths as they pursue their dreams as opera singers as well as some helpful tips for future auditioners and artists. In the mean time, below is a humble picture diary from the day - enjoy!
|It was a beautiful January day in New York...fresh air, blue skies...just enough chill in the air to make the indoors a relief to join together to support young opera talent..|
|The location was the Kaufman Center/Merkin Hall on W 67th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenues|
|The stage...the audience...the judges|
|Isn't the stage just calling your name?|
|After the singers are finished, we all enjoyed coffee and sandwiches in the lobby whilst the Judges deliberated and selected their 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.|
|Backrow: Camille and Melissa Wegner (Met Opera)|
Front Row: Our esteemed 3 judges: Michael Heaston, Brad Woolbright, Gayletha Nichols
|Melina congratulating D'Ana Lombard|
|Melina congratulating Viktor Antipenko|
|Melina and Dominique|
|Congratulating Ricardo Rivera|
|Congratulating Will Liverman|
|Honoring the lovely former MONC ER organizers Kate Hall and Mary Hobart|
|A visitor from Toronto|
|Some, not all of the MONC ER current volunteer committee.|