Thursday, March 25, 2010

Oregonian Amber Wagner wins George London Competition

According to Musical America, soprano Amber Wagner, who is a native of Oregon, is one of the winners of the 2010 George London Competition, which was held last week. Wagner was recently a soloist in the Oregon Symphony's performances of Rossini's "Stabat Mater." Each winner of the George London competition received $10,000.

Here is the list of winners (each of whom received $10,000):

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, scheduled to make his New York City Opera debut presently as Armindo in “Partenope,” a Masters of Music degree graduate of the Manhattan School of Music.

Soprano Lori Guilbeau, Met Opera National Council Auditions first-prize winner, also affiliated with Manhattan School of Music.

Baritone Elliot Madore, 2010 grand final winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, working on his Masters of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Baritone Michael Anthony McGee, graduate of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program with a Masters of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Tenor Nathaniel Peake, member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio with a Master of Music degree from Michigan State University.

Soprano Nadine Sierra, first place winner in the 2007 Marilyn Horne Foundation Awards, trained at the Mannes College of Music, the International Vocal Arts Institute and the Music Academy of the West.

Baritone Donovan Singletary, in his third year of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Metropolitan Opera National Council grand finals winner.

Soprano Amber Wagner, winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals, winner of a 2009 Richard Tucker Career Grant. Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Grand Canyon University.


Anonymous said...

Nadine Sierra was also a First prize winner in the Met council Auditions 2009

James Bash said...

Thanks for the additional info!