Opera's new Golden Boy: Gordon Bintner
Canadian Gordon Bintner has kept the vocal competition winning streak alive for barihunks by winning not one, but two prizes, at the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio Competition. Opera's new Golden Boy walked away with both the coveted first prize and the People’s Choice Award.

Bintner performed Non più andrai from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Sibilar gli angui d’Aletto from Handel's Rinaldo to win the $5,000 first prize at the Toronto competition. 146 singers from Canada auditioned for a chance to perform, but only ten finalists were selected to perform in front of a live audience. The audience selected picked Bintner for the People’s Choice Award, for which he won  an additional $1,500.

Tenor Andrew Haji and mezzo-soprano Charlotte Burrage came in second and third place respectively.
    Gordon Bintner performs Thursday night at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto.
    Gordon Bintner performs at COC Competition (Chris Hutcheson/Canadian Opera Company)
Bintner recently impressed audiences with his portrayal of Nardo in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera with San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Opera Program. He has performed as Figaro with Opera Nuova and recently made his European debut as Colline in Puccini's La Bohème with Angers Nantes Opéra.

He previously won the OSM Standard Life Competition and debuted with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

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Bintner can be seen on Sunday, December 2 at the Opéra de Montréal gala concert featuring fellow barihunks Etienne Dupuis, Philippe Sly and Jeremy Bowes, as well as Antoine Bélanger, Julie Boulianne, Marianne Fiset, Wallis Giunta, Hélène Guilmette, Miriam Khalil, Marianne Lambert, Kurt Lehmann, Allyson McHardy, Kimy Mc Laren and David Pomeroy.Visit their website for tickets and additional information.

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