I am so thankful to have been selected for the 2015 Josephine L. LiPuma Scholarship from Casa Italia Italian Heritage Center in Chicago. November 8th I performed at the Gala dinner in acceptance of my award, and had the pleasure of meeting many members of this kind community.
I performed alongside the four other winners, Bethany Brautigam (Soprano), Leigh Folta (Soprano), Michael Colman (Bass- Baritone), and Andrea Baker (Soprano). These four were fantastic performers and were a pleasure to converse with throughout the evening. My selections included ‘Largo al Factotum’ from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini and ‘O del mio amato ben’ by Stefano Donaudy. I hope to have another chance in the future to perform for Casa Italia, and have unending gratitude to have been a winner of their scholarship program. To learn more about Casa Italia, a link to their website can be found here.
This week I’m headed to Miami for another performance with the CeeGees for the Eurest annual summit. Once I return I’ll be getting geared up for a competition this weekend, so be sure to come out for the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions this coming Saturday morning, November 21st. They will be held at The Galloway School on Wieuca road, and are free and open to the public! My audition time is around 11:30, and this competition will surely offer all the best talent Atlanta has to offer. For more information on the National Council auditions, click here.