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PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc.

  • encourages and promotes the career of emerging performing artists by sponsoring competitions and public presentations,
  • promotes and interacts with performing arts organizations and schools of music in mutually beneficial activities, and
  • collaborates with others to develop educational programs that nurture audience development and love of classical music and the arts.

We hope you will join us!


PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc.
2021 8th National Opera Competition 

During this difficult time PARTNERS continues to be true to its mission of encouraging the careers of emerging opera singers by having a virtual competition through our new portal hosted by Acceptd (…MORE)

Ages 25 to 35 as of April 11, 2021 as of April 11, 2021

Prizes:
1st Prize – $8,000; 2nd Prize – $4,000; 3rd Prize: $2,000;
Audience Choice Award $1,000; Judges Encouragement Award $300

Donors Make a Difference

Our most sincere thank you to: Our Board of DirectorsThe Jeane Dixon’s Children to Children Foundation; Robert (Bob) I. Misbin, MD; Ms. Cynthia Bianchi – 3rd – prize in honor of Holly Bianchi; Drs. James and Wanda Trefil – Audience Choice Award  in Honor of Sylvia Trefil Mestek; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin and Libby Burge – Judges Encouragement Award; and all our donors without whom we would not be able to carry our mission.

 

Deadline for Application and video submission:
February 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Early Submission of Applications is highly encouraged
$40 registration and handling fee paid to Acceptd.

Applicants can apply for a waiver to this application fee by submitting financial
documentation to Acceptd. Get more information from Acceptd Support Desk.

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PARTNERS and The Bulgarian Music Society Musicale,
PARTNERS 
and The Trinity Chamber Opera Concert
presenting semi-staged scenes from Lehár’s operetta Merry Widow, 
and PARTNERS and The Church of Annunciation Concert
will be presented at a later date.

We are committed to our mission of promoting and encouraging the careers of
emerging opera singers.  We will continue to dedicate our efforts to this cause.

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Bulgarian Music Society Annual Gala
Every year since its inception 7 years ago, PARTNERS for the Arts has joined forces with the Bulgarian Music Society to present singers that have either been in the PARTNERS Vocal Competition or performed in conjunction with PARTNERS’ events around the DC area. (…MORE)

Highlights from this musicale: (Click on song titles underneath each artist.)

“O luce di quest’anima”
(Linda di Chamounix-Donizetti)

Lensky’s Aria
(Eugene Onegin-Tchaikovsky)

“Cruda sorte”
(L’Italiana in Algeri-Rossini)

“Ah! Douce enfant”
(Cendrillon-Massenet)

“Salut, demuere, chaste et pure”
(Faust-Gounod)

“Amour! Viens aider ma faiblesse”
(Samson et Dalila-Saint-Saëns)

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BRISCULA THE MAGICIAN

The world premiere of a new opera by composer Frances Pollock and librettist Bob Misbin, one of PARTNERS’ founding members!

A story of love and hate in Mussolini’s Italy.  Inspired by Thomas Mann’s Mario und der Zauberer  in reaction to the rise of fascism in Italy in the 1920s. (MORE…)
Saturdays, March 7 and 14, 7:30 pm
Sundays, March 8 and 15, 3:00 pm
Randolph Road Theater,
4010 Randolph Rd,
Silver Spring MD
Please go to www.belcantanti.com for tickets or call 240-230-7372.
Prices are $40, $35 senior, and $30 for groups of ten.

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PARTNERS is pleased to announce the winners of the
7th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPERA AWARDS COMPETITION

Bravi tutti !!!!!!!

1st prizewinner Soprano
Alexandra Nowakowski

(IL)
www.alexandranowakowski.com

2nd prizewinner Baritone
Timothy Murray

(WI)
timmurraybaritone.com

Honorable Mention: bass
Timothy Bruno

(MD)
www.timothyjbruno.com

Judges Special Award

Baritone
Johnathan Mccullough

(CA)
mcculloughbaritone.com

Soprano
Rebekah Howell

(TX)
www.rebekahhowell.com

 

Finalists

Soprano
Leah Brzyski

(CT)

Soprano
Gabrielle Demers(MD)
www.gabrielle- demers.com
Mezzo-soprano
Pascale
Spinney
(QB)
www.pascales
pinney.com
Soprano
Catherine  Swindle(NY) 

Mezzo-soprano
Louisa
Waycott

(DC) www.louisa
waycott.com

 

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PARTNERS is pleased to announce its partnership with INSERIES.

INSERIES works with D.C. artists and communities to create innovative theater grounded in opera and song  reimagining these forms, folding in an expanding range of aesthetic and cultural tradition.  They are  committed to excellence, creativity , and accessibility to our shared, multifaceted musical heritage, as exemplified by their regular Latinx cultural programs.

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PARTNERS is pleased to announce its partnership
with Trinity Chamber Orchestra.

Trinity Chamber Orchestra is committed to deepen its engagement with the Washington community, to nurture the legacy of the Trinity Chamber Orchestra while supporting a new generation of musicians.

 

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