Monday, April 9, 2012

Breaking News: Barihunks win 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Lissner Competition

Scott Conner & Ricardo Rivera
Barihunks continue to take top prizes at international vocal competition, as Scott Conner, Steven LaBrie and Ricardo Rivera won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. We hope that this string of victories lays to rest the internet chatter that barihunks are all looks and no voice.

Steven LaBrie
Two of the singers have links to the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Conner is a third year resident artist and LaBrie is a fourth year resident artist. Rivera is a young artist with the Mannes Opera program

The Gerda Lissner Foundation was created by Mrs. Lissner, a Metropolitan Opera subscriber for 77 years, to provide young opera singers with the financial support they need to pursue their craft and excel in the world of Opera.  The three winners were awarded $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000. Barihunks would like to wish them continued success with their careers. 

The Grand Prize of $15,000 was won by tenor Paul Appleby.

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  1. You didn't catch all the Barihunks - Dan Kempson and Norman Garrett also won 3rd Prize (and Alexander Hajek was also awarded 2nd prize).

  2. Kyle Albertson was second place as well