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MONC Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Oregon District Auditions 2016. Left to right- Dylan Bunten, bass, encouragement award, Antonia Tamer, soprano, Audition Winner advancing to the Regional Competition; Ryan Thorn, baritone Audition Winner also advancing to the Regional Competition in Seattle held in 2017; and Saori Erickson, soprano, local encouragement award. Jutta Allen (not pictured) produced another wonderful competition in Oregon.

Guild members met for Brunch before the Auditions at Nel Centro.

Norma Leszt, Norm Krasne, Patty Cavanaugh, Dan Goldstein & Judy West  

Norma Leszt, Norm Krasne, Patty Cavanaugh, Dan Goldstein & Judy West
 

Jane Kennedy, Norm Krasne, Marina Stites

Jane Kennedy, Norm Krasne, Marina Stites

Jane Kennedy, Norm Krasne, Marina Stites

Jane Kennedy, Norm Krasne, Marina Stites

Membership Chair Dan Goldstein and Event Chair Patty Cavanaugh

Membership Chair Dan Goldstein and Event Chair Patty Cavanaugh

The Schweinfurths never seem to miss the MONC auditions!

The Schweinfurths never seem to miss the MONC auditions!

Opera Guild Donations at work in our Opera Community

A Note to the Opera Guild  from Keith Clark

“Many thanks for your Opera Guild’s donation to the Astoria Music Festival..

The 2016 Astoria was a big success. Our many events experienced significant increase in audience support.

I attach a bit of information about the festival.

Our operatic events wire highlights of the summer. A sold-out audience heard “Il Trovatore” with Angela Meade, Richard Zeller and an all-star cast. (We repeated a shorter version in Portland’s Opera in the Park on August 5.) Our fine

Apprentice Vocal Artists received intensive coaching and lessons from Met mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick, presented impressive solo recitals, and were featured in supporting roles and chorus in “Il Trovatore,” Several were featured in two fully staged performances of Adamo’s “Little Women,” presented by guest ensemble Eugene Opera.

I shall return to Portland soon, and look forward to getting together to discuss exciting future projects.”

Keith Clark