2010 Competition Results

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

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