Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vocal Competitions à volonté

Vocal competitions are critical to a young opera singer; they can kickstart a career.  While the National Council Auditions are definitely one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, many singers do not feel ready to participate even as they reach the age limit.

I have started assembling a list of vocal competitions around the world whose age limit is over thirty. Keep an eye out because I hope to keep this list current.  In addition to this list you can also check out Yaptracker, the most comprehensive database of vocal competitions in the world.

If you know of any competitions yourself, please leave us a note and check out the sites below for more detailed information about each competition.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Maestro Levine talks to Charlie Rose

Last Friday Maestro Levine appeared on the Charlie Rose show for an hour-long interview.  You can watch the interview below, but this is the advice Maestro Levine had for young singers:

Friday, October 4, 2013

Impressions of the 2013 Launch Event

Check out more videos on our YouTube Channel MONC Eastern Region Opera Idols

Pianist Doug Martin, Takaoki Onishi, Matthew Anchel, Hosts Dr. Harmar & Leslie Brereton, Lori Guilbeau and Felicia Moore

An appreciative audience gives our performers a well-deserved round of applause.

Committee member Majal Aguirre with a friend

Committee member Charles Moore with his wife Andrea