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July 25
French Soprano Elsa Dreisig and South Korean Tenor Keonwoo Kim Win Top Prizes in Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition 
Brownlee, Ryan, Volkov, Kulchynska, Costa-Jackson, Stikhina, Plácido Domingo, Dreisig, Kim, Lahaj and Heredia at the twenty-fourth edition of Operalia in Guadalajara, Mexico.  FRENCH SOPRANO Elsa Dreisig and South Korean tenor...
July 22
Twelve Singers Selected for the Final Round of Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition in Guadalajara
American finalists include mezzo J’nai Bridges, soprano Marina Costa-Jackson, bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee, tenor Brenton Ryan 
TWELVE SINGERS have moved on to the final round of Operalia, Plácido Domingo’s annual opera competition, which is currently underway in Guadalajara Mexico.  Twenty-eight singers took part in Wednesday’s semifinals round, in which they each...
July 21
Twenty-Eight Singers, Including Seven Americans, Reach Semi-Finals Round of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in Guadalajara
TWENTY-EIGHT SINGERS from all over the world have reached the semi-finals round of Operalia, Plácido Domingo’s prestigious opera competition, which this year is being held at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Founded in 1993 by Domingo...
July 18
News Pearce med 716Stewart Pearce, Former Metropolitan Opera Guild Managing Director, has Died
Brooklyn, NY, June 1, 1951—New York, NY, July 17, 2016
STEWART PEARCE, the managing director of the Metropolitan Opera Guild from 2010 to 2015, has died after a brief illness.   Pearce devoted virtually his entire career to two arts organizations that were intimately connected—the Metropolitan Opera...
July 11
Maralin Niska, 89, New York City Opera Mainstay in '60s and '70s, has Died 
  Niska as Emilia Marty at NYCO, 1970© Beth Bergman  MARALIN NISKASan Pedro, CA, November 16, 1926—Santa Fe, NM, July 9, 2016A VERSATILE ARTIST of protean talent and energy, Niska was a mainstay of New York City Opera in the...

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