The first annual Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition was held in January, 2009, at the NOA Convention in Washington, D.C.
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.
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
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
First Lady—Elise Read
Second Lady—Charity Johansen
Third Lady—Sarah Maxwell
Director: Carleen Graham Pianist: Kirk Severtson
Original staging by Garth Bardsley
Cosí fan tutte: Act I, Scene I Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Alfonso—Robert Mellon
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
Director: Julia Aubrey Opera Coach & Pianist: Amanda Johnston
La Cenerentola: Act I, Scene I Giocchino Rossini
Don Magnifico—Ryan Milstead
Prince Ramiro—Clay Terry
Director: Phillip Collister Pianist: Rachel Roulet
The Medium: “Séance Scene” (Act I) Gian Carlo Menotti
Mrs. Nolan—Fatima Petersen
Mrs. Gobineau—Jennifer Smith
Mr. Gobineau—Daniel Seabolt
Susan Boardman, John Douglas, David Holley, and Jacque Trussel