2009 Competition Results

The first annual Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition was held in January, 2009, at the NOA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Winning Entries

First place was awarded to George Mason University performing Too Many Sopranos: Act I Finale, by Edwin Penhorwood.



Second place was awarded to Towson University performing The Medium: “Séance Scene” (Act I), by Gian Carlo Menotti.



Finalists Program

Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition

Thursday, January 8, 2009
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Capitol View Ballroom

Introduction: Julia Aubrey, VP for Regions

 

Southern Utah University

Director: Carol Ann Modesitt Piano: Christian Bohnenstengel

Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Aria: O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn     Quintet: Hm, Hm, Hm
Trio: Du feines Täubchen, nur herein!

Queen of the Night—Kim Padilla
Papageno—Alex Byers
Tamino—Kiah Conrad
First Lady—Elise Read
Second Lady—Charity Johansen
Third Lady—Sarah Maxwell
Monastatos—Thad Jackson
Pamina—Theora Hansen

 

SUNY Potsdam - The Crane School of Music

Director: Carleen Graham Pianist: Kirk Severtson
Original staging by Garth Bardsley

Cosí fan tutte: Act I, Scene I    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ferrando—Marco Cammarota
Guglielmo—Matt Royal
Don Alfonso—Robert Mellon

 

George Mason University

Stage Director: Rick Davis Artistic Director: Patricia Miller
Opera Coach & Pianist: Michael Crabill

Too Many Sopranos: Act I Finale    Edwin Penhorwood

Dame Doleful—Patricia Hussey
Madame Pompous—Alia Waheed
Miss Titmouse—Adrianna Sgarlata
Just Jeanette—Jessica Buckman
St. Peter—Gregory Hewitt
Gabriel—Darrick Speller

 

University of Mississippi

Director: Julia Aubrey Opera Coach & Pianist: Amanda Johnston

La Cenerentola: Act I, Scene I    Giocchino Rossini

Cenerentola—Alice-Anne Murray
Clorinda—Claire Taylor
Tisbe—Tiffany Gammell
Don Magnifico—Ryan Milstead
Prince Ramiro—Clay Terry

 

Towson University

Director: Phillip Collister Pianist: Rachel Roulet

The Medium: “Séance Scene” (Act I)     Gian Carlo Menotti

Baba—Francesca Aguado
Monica—Christa Monokrousos
Mrs. Nolan—Fatima Petersen
Mrs. Gobineau—Jennifer Smith
Mr. Gobineau—Daniel Seabolt
Toby—Eric Handy

 

Competition Judges:

Susan Boardman, John Douglas, David Holley, and Jacque Trussel