George London Foundation Announces 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. The foundation and the George London Awards (the prize of the foundation’s annual competition) are named for the legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone, one of the greatest opera singers of 20th century, who devoted much of his time and energy in his later years to the support and nurturing of young opera singers.

As the London Foundation gears up for both its 50th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of George London’s birth in the 2020-21 season, its 2018-19 season of events comprises three duo recitals featuring with five recent George London Award winners and one of America’s leading tenors, and the famed George London Foundation Competition. Here is a look at what the season has to offer.

The Recital Series

Soprano Michelle Bradley and baritone Will Liverman, with Ken Noda, piano perform a joint recital featuring duets, arias, and songs.

Performance Date:  Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at 4:00 pm

Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and soprano Amy Owens team up with pianist with Warren Jones for a memorable evening.

Performance Dates: Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 4:00 pm

The final recital of the season will see soprano Julie Adams and mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo team up with pianist Ken Noda. Both singers were recent George London award winners.

Performance Dates: Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 4:00 pm


In February, the 48th annual George London Foundation Competition will be showcased featuring three days of preliminary auditions and a final round and award ceremony open to the public. The 2019 competition takes place February 18-20, and the public is invited to attend the competition finals and awards announcement on Friday, February 22, 2019, at 4:00 pm.  The competition has seen numerous rising stars win including 2018 winners soprano Lauren Margison, mezzo-sopranos Raehann Bryce-Davis, Rihab Chaieb, and Emily D’Angelo, baritone Benjamin Taylor, and bass-baritone Lawson Anderson.