Gerda Lissner Foundation to Showcase Special Concert at Carnegie Hall This May

By David Salazar

The Gerda Lissner Foundation is set to present “An Enchanted Lieder / Song, Opera, Operetta, and Zarzuela.”

The showcase, which is set for May 1, 2023, will be presented in memory of Scott Barnes, a Trustee of the organization.

Performers include Sophia Hunt, Vladysalv Buialskyi, Jazmine Saunders, Korin Thomas-Smith, Shaina Martinez, Joseph Parrish, Alice Chung, and Erik Grendahl.

The free event will take place at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Per an official press statement, “The Gerda Lissner Foundation is one of New York’s most benevolent sources of support for young artists stronger than ever under the guidance of its Board President Michael A. Fornabaio. The Gerda Lissner Foundation is awarding $85,500 to 40 finalists chosen from over 300 competition applicants. ”

“We are extremely proud of our record of having launched the careers of many of the young artists who now appear not only at the Metropolitan Opera, but throughout the United States and the world,” said Gerda Lissner Foundation President Michael A. Fornabaio in the official press statement. “There is so much to look forward to at this recital, as the evening highlights emerging young artists from Academy of Vocal Arts, Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and Yale University.”