Tag Archives: Amanda Woodbury

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, California Part II

by Jonathan Pell

Yesterday afternoon I heard all the singers in the Los Angeles Opera’s young artist program.  Unlike many of the other similar programs around the country, the Los Angles program really draws on singers from around the world rather focusing just on Americans, and this group had representatives from Russia, Korea and Mexico, as well as […]

From the Desk of Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director – LA Opera Part I

by Megan Meister

The LA Opera poster for DON GIOVANNI I flew out to Los Angeles yesterday to hear the singers in the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program and to attend performances of Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI and Verdi’s I DUE FOSCARI. Six new singers join two returning artists to comprise the “class” of 2013, and among them is soprano […]


by Megan Meister

The Dallas Opera Guild’s 24th Annual Vocal Competition for young opera singers ended on a high-note (somehow, it always does) on Saturday, March 10th in the Winspear Opera House, when ten outstanding finalists with Texas connections were awarded a total of $20,000 in prize monies, following a nearly unprecedented “battle of the sopranos.” 29-year-old soprano […]

Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Results

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 10, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org) The 24th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” Awards $20,000 in Prize Monies! ~~~~ SOPRANO HEATHER HAWK Takes Top Prize and $8,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Place ($5,000) and “People’s Choice Award” (An Additional $1,000) Goes to Soprano Amanda Woodbury ~~~~ […]

Some Enchanted Evening…

by Suzanne Calvin

      There are toothpicks propping open my eyes, but it was, all in all, a terrific evening of song.  Read on for details while I try to spot my car in the snow….                 DALLAS, MARCH 21, 2010 –The Dallas Opera Guild concluded it’s 22nd annual competition for young opera singers late […]