Pittsburgh Festival Opera To Present Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition

By Nicole Kuchta

Later this month, twenty-one semi-finalists, selected from a pool of over two-hundred, will compete at the ninth annual Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition.

A panel of judges, led by company founder and competition namesake Mildred Miller Posvar, will choose eight finalists, and ultimately three winners. A fourth competitor will be chosen as Audience Favorite. Winners will receive a prize of $1,000 – $3,000, and will be featured in recital next April.

Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with singers and judges while enjoying wine and cheese at a ticketed reception the day of the finals.

Previous first-place winners include countertenor ​Andrey Nemzer, tenor Juan José de León, soprano Elizabeth Baldwin, Karen Chia-ling Ho, Kisma Jordan, Alasdair Kent, Meghan Kasanders, and Katherine Beck.

The semi-finals will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Carnegie Mellon University’s Kresge Theater, and the finals will be held the following day at the Frick Art and Historical Center.