Houston Grand Opera presents "Concert of Arias 2013"
Now in its 25 year, "Concert of Arias" is the final round of the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers. Each finalist will perform two arias and compete for $30,000 in cash prizes. The purpose of the competition is to identify potential candidates for HGO Studio fellowships. This year HGO received more than 607 applications from singers and 34 applications from pianists. Auditions were conducted in San Francisco, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York and Houston.
The judging panel will be led by HGO artistic and music director Patrick Summers and HGO managing director Perryn Leech. Serving as guest judge is renowned American composer and HGO Studio co-founder Carlisle Floyd. Finalists will be accompanied by HGO associate music director Eric Melear.