PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc.
2022 9th National Opera Competition
Congratulations to the Winners of
PARTNERS National Opera Competition 2022
Donors Make a Difference
Our most sincere thank you to: The Jeane Dixon’s Children to Children Foundation for the donation of the 1st, 2nd prizes and other remaining awards; Drs. James and Wanda Trefil for the 3rd prize in Honor of Sylvia Trefil Mestek; Ms. Carla Jones Batka for The Audience Choice Award; Dr. Joyce S. Hagel and Mr. and Mrs. Mavin Burge for the Encouragement Awards; and all our donors without whom we would not be able to carry our mission.
PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc. recital at The Westchester -February 22, 2022
Tenor Israel Lozano, soprano Kelly Curtis, baritone Geoffrey Di Giorgio, Carla Hübner, and accompanist Frank Conlon
PARTNERS for the Arts musicale in collaboration with the Bulgarian Music Society at the Bulgarian Embassy -March 18, 2022
Accompanist Frank Conlon, soprano Kelly Curtin, tenor Aurelio Dominguez, baritone Jose Sasin
The Catherine and Mary Roth Concert Series with PARTNERS’ Singers at the Church of Annunciation
Competition finalists 2021 baritone Geoffrey DiGiorgio and 2019 mezzo-soprano Louisa Waycott, 2016 3rd prize winner soprano Lara Lynn McGill, and guest singer tenor Michael Butler.
Sold-out performances for The Magic Flute! Congratulations to Professor Patricia Miller, Professor John Aler, Maestro Joe Walsh, and the students in this production!
The Beaumarchais Trilogy, conceived, produced, and directed by Dr. Elaine Walter: What Ever Happened to Rosina, Almaviva, and Cherubino?
Congratulations, Dr. Walter, on your labor of love!
Congratulations, Maestro Antony Walker! Maria Stuarda was incredible! The orchestra, the chorus, and the singers—Georgia Jarman in the title role, Brenda Harris as Elisabetta, Michael Spyres as Roberto, our very own Patrick Carfizzi as Talbot, Troy Cook as Cecil, and Alexandra Loutsion as Anna—were all outstanding! Washington Concert Opera certainly closed its season with golden doors.
Now, we are all looking forward to next season’s productions: I Masnadieri (September 22, 2013) and Il Corsaro (March 9, 2014). Viva Verdi!
Board members and members of Partners were at the Iona Senior Center for an excellent learning experience on Tuesday, February 26. Peter Russell, Washington Concert Opera’s founding artistic advisor and current general director of Vocal Arts DC, presented a very informative lecture on La Voix Humaine and Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc. The talk was highlighted with fine DVD excerpts from both operas. Refreshments were served and included cookies baked by Mr. Russell himself. We could not have asked for a better afternoon!
Join us for the last lecture in this series on Tuesday, March 26, when the topic will be Benjamin Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Click HERE to see the lecture schedule and details, or just refer to Group Events in the left-hand sidebar.