Edmonton Opera Announces Rumbold Vocal Prize

By David Salazar

Edmonton Opera has announced the inaugural Rumbold Vocal Prize.

The prize will be awarded to emerging opera singers with four finalists taking part in a week of professional development. Among the activities they will participate in are a vocal master class featuring Adrianne Pieczonka.

The four finalists will receive air transportation, food per diem and private hotel accommodation for the duration of the event, coaching and career advancement seminars, and four cash prizes as determined by a jury of experts. First place will take home $12,000 with second place earning $8,000. The final two artists will each receive $5,000. There will also be a joint recital with video recording for use by the participants.

The finalists and jury members will be announced at a later date.