The second annual Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition was held in January, 2010, at the .

Winning Scenes

First place was awarded to the University of Colorado - Boulder for their performance of Act I, Scene i of La Traviata.

Second place was awarded to the University of Tennessee - Knoxville for their performance of Act I, No.7 & No. 8 of Don Giovanni.

Third place was awarded to the University of Mississippi for their performance from Act III of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Finalists Program

Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition

Thursday, January 7, 2010
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Gershwin Ballroom, Westin Atlanta

 

Introduction: Julia Aubrey, VP for Regions

 

 

 

The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

 

Director: Carleen Graham Musical Director: Kirk Severtson
Pianist: François Germain

 

Albert Herring: Act I, Scene i Benjamin Britten

 

Lady Billows: Kelley Jayne Burns
Florence Pike: Sara Sania El Houssieny
Miss Wordsworth: Caitlin Bush
Mayor Upfold: Manuel Del Castillo
Mr. Gedge: Jacob Carll
Superintendent Budd: Michael Celentano

 

 

 

University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa

 

Stage & Musical Director: Paul Houghtaling    Pianist & Coach: Kevin Chance

 

Street Scene: Act I: Song and Cavatina     Kurt Weill

 

Rose Maurrant: Jennifer Bryant
Harry Easter: Perry Harper
Mrs. Olsen/Mrs. Jones: Amy Todhunter

 

 

 

University of Colorado – Boulder

 

Stage Director: Leigh Holman   Musical Director: Chris Zemiliauskas
Pianist: Ben Leaptrott

 

La Traviata: Act I, Scene i   Giuseppe Verdi

 

Violetta: Jennifer Braun
Alfredo: Alfredo-Bo Yang

 

Bethune-Cookman University

 

Stage Director: Curtis Rayam   Music Director and Pianist: Lisa Lawrence

Of Mice and Men: Act I, Scene I    Carlisle Floyd

George: Jadrian Tarver
Lennie: Robert Brant

 

University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa

 

Stage & Musical Director: Paul Houghtaling & nbsp; Pianist & Coach: Kevin Chance

The Medium: Act II, Scene i    Gian Carlo Menotti

Monica: Jennifer Bryant
Baba: Jeanette Fontaine
Toby: Jordan Lawson

 

University of Alabama – Birmingham

 

Stage & Musical Director: Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk
Pianist: Kseniia Polstiankina

The Marriage of Figaro: Act II: Finale   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Susanna: Brianna Moore
Count Almaviva: Charles Daniel
Figaro: Tyler Henderson
Countess Almaviva: Jessica Johnson

 

University of Mississippi

 

Stage Director: Julia Aubrey    Opera Coach & Pianist: Amanda Johnston
Costume Consultant: Carey Hanson

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act III – Dialogue & Quartet    Benjamin Britten

Lysander: Clay Terry
Hermia: Tiffany Gammell
Demetrius: Logan Rebstock Helena: Nina Cole
Puck: Mark Camire

 

Samford University

 

Stage Director: G. William Bugg   Musical Director: Milburn Price
Pianist: Cathy Thompson

Amahl and the Night Visitors: Act I, Scene i   Gian Carlo Menotti

Mother: Caitlin Huie
Amahl: Maggie Taylor

 

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

 

Stage Director: Carroll Freeman   Musical Director & Coach: Kevin Class
Pianist: Patrick Harvey

Don Giovanni: Act I, No.7 & No. 8   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni: John Arnold
Zerlina: Jessica Cates
Donna Elvira: Mieke Rickert

 

Kansas State University

 

Stage and Musical Director: Reg Pittman     Pianist: William Wingfield

The Elixir of Love: Act II, Scenes iv – vi   Gaetano Donizetti

Nemorino: Bryan Pinkall
Gianetta: Cassity Mitchell
Adina: Kelsey Brown
Dulcamara: D. J. Davis

 

Competition Judges:

 

Elizabeth Vrenios, Sally Stunkel, and Penny Speedie

The winner of tonight’s competition will be featured in a master class on Friday, January 8