First time in the Winspear Opera House. It should be quite a night for Texas-born-or-based operatic wannabes (some of whom are already on their way to stardom).
Here are the ten finalists who will battle for big money tonight, beginning at 7:30 PM (come down, grab and seat and cast YOUR ballot!):
Bass-baritone Noel Bouley (age 27)
Baritone Adam Cannedy (age 26)
Soprano Dee Donasco (age 28)
Soprano Katrina Galka (age 21)
Baritone Norman Garrett (age 29)
Countertenor John Holiday (age 26)
Mezzo-soprano Laura Krumm (age 23)
Soprano Julie Marx (age 22)
Soprano Audra Methvin (age 24)
Soprano Maren Weinberger (age 21)
Actually, you’ll be voting on the “People’s Choice Award”…the rest of the decisions will rest on the panel of distinguished judges from Los Angeles Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Palm Beach Opera, Washington National Opera and, of course, the Dallas Opera’s own Jonathan Pell.
The singing (and the drama) get underway at 7:30 PM.
Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR