Dear Colleagues, it is my pleasure to congratulate the following Stage Directors, Conductors, Creative Teams, Stage Management, Technical Directors, Staff and Mentors throughout OMDA on the following National Opera Association Awards!
- Amanda Consol, Stage Director: The Turn of the Screw was awarded 2nd Prize in Division III of the 2011 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association.
- Steven Goldstein, Stage Director: Dialogues of the Carmelites was awarded 2nd Prize in Division V of the 2011 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association.
- Kenneth Shaw, Stage Director: The Cunning Little Vixen was awarded 3rd Prize in Division II of the 2011 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association.
- Jennifer Williams, Stage Director: L’Ile de Tulipatan was awarded 3rd Prize in Division III of the 2011 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association
Another great year for CCM Opera!
The awards will be presented at the Gala Banquet of the NOA National Convention on January 7, 2012. For convention information www.noa.org.
In the 26th Annual NOA Vocal Competition, 112 singers entered the Artist Division, with 13 advancing to the finals. 4 singers from this division were chosen to perform for the NOA banquet. Among the four finalists were 2 CCM Opera students. Catherine Martin (MM), an alumna who is currently a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio program, was awarded 1st place and the Todd Duncan Legacy Award AIMS Scholarship. 3rd place, the Marjorie Gordon Award, was given to current CCM Opera masters student Yoon Geong Lee (MM).
The opera department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music received a total of 7 awards at the National Opera Association annual convention in San Antonio over the weekend.
The association awarded four of CCM’s Mainstage and Studio Series of operas from the 2009-10 season some of its highest honors. In addition to the 4 top awards noted in The Enquirer article, the department received two awards in Level 11 — “Opera d’Arte” undergraduate opera productions. “La Canterina” took second place (Wesley Lawrence, director) and “Gianni Schicchi” took third place (Kenneth Shaw, director).