George London Competition to Live Stream Final Round on February 25

By David Salazar

The George London Foundation Competition has announced that it will live stream the final round of this year’s competition on Feb. 25, 2022.

The final will be the culmination of three straight days of semi-final rounds and is set to feature a dozen finalists from around the U.S. and Canada. They will each perform one selection alongside pianist Michael Fennelly before a panel of judges including soprano Harolyn Blackwell, mezzo-soprano Susan Quittmeyer, bass James Morris, and George London Foundation Executive Director John Hauser.

The top five winners will receive the George London Award, a $10,000 prize, while the remaining finalists will be the recipients of Encouragement Awards worth $2,000 apiece.

The live stream will be free of charge. Audiences can watch it via the Foundation’s official website, Facebook page, or YouTube channel as well as via the Facebook page of The Morgan Library and Museum, where the event will be held.

Past winners of the competition include  Christine Brewer, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Catherine Malfitano, James Morris, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky, Neil Shicoff, and Dawn Upshaw, among others.