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Featured listing: Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

The November 15th deadline is rapidly approaching, as the Dallas Opera Guild prepares for the most exciting vocal competition in its history!  Besides significant cash prizes and the extraordinary opportunity to perform before an influential world-class panel of judges, chaired by Dr. Brian Zeger, a major innovation this year is the introduction of an orchestral accompaniment for the Finals Round.  Competing artists will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Dallas Opera Orchestra led by internationally renowned Music Director Emmanuel Villaume, recently praised by The New York Times for his conducting of the prestigious 2014 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala.  Richard Sasanow of Broadway World observed: “the evening was filled with many pleasures, under the baton of Maestro Emmanuel Villaume.”  The following day, it was announced that Villaume will assume the role of Music Director and Chief Conductor for the Prague Philharmonia in 2015, in addition to his responsibilities in Dallas and elsewhere around the world.  The maestro of choice for a host of renowned opera artists like Anna Netrebko,  this is your chance to work, one-on-one, with one of the most sought-after conductors of our time.

Judges for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition:

Brian Zeger, Chair
Artistic Director of Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and Executive Director for the  Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera

Keith Cerny
General Director and CEO of The Dallas Opera

Ian Derrer
Artistic Administrator, The Dallas Opera

Gregory Henkel
Director of Artistic and Music Planning, San Francisco Opera

Andreas Melinat
Director of Artistic Administration, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Emmanuel Villaume
Music Director, The Dallas Opera

Joshua Winograde
Senior Director of Artistic Planning, Los Angeles Opera

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