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2021 Elizabeth Connell Prize International Singing Competition Announces Winners


The 2021 Elizabeth Connell Prize International Singing Competition has announced its winners. The competition, which is open to mezzo-sopranos and sopranos between ages 25 – 34, was held online for the first time after having to cancel the 2020 competition and a live version of the 2021 competition. The winners include Russian soprano Oksana Sekerina, Norwegian soprano Sigrid Bøe, Australian {…}


Obituary: Soprano Sarah Payne Passes Away


(Credit: Kristin Pulido) Soprano Sarah Payne has died. The soprano who hailed from South Florida studied at the Florida International University in Vocal Performance before doing her Masters in Mannes School of Music.  Payne was a Semi-Finalist for the 2016 Elizabeth Connell Prize for Young Dramatic Sopranos and took home first Place in the 2015 St. Petersburg Opera Guild Voice {…}

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International Traditions Abound At Bare Opera’s 2018 Holiday Concert


A few years ago, four women put their heads together and decided that they wanted to create an opera company. The result was a company, Bare Opera, that in three years has presented a number of unique concerts with such titles as “Karaoke,” and “Love is Love,” as well as a number of opera productions, including a panoramic view of {…}