Friday, December 14, 2012

Baritones Advance in Paris Opera Awards

Jonathan Beyer
On January 4th, baritones Dmitry Lavrov and Jonathan Beyer, who has been featured on this site, will attempt to keep the baritone winning streak alive at major competitions at the Paris Opera Awards. Beyer, of course, has become famous for his ability to win major competitions across the globe. This time he'll have to impress judges soprano Martina Arroya, baritone Sherrill Milnes and artistic administrator Daniel Lipton. The trio will select winners from the final ten competitors.

The judges will choose sex laureates, three female singers and three male singers who will receive diplomas. The January 4th Gala Performance ends with the awards and trophies attribution ceremony in the presence of media and press.

Dmitry Lavrov sings "Voyna i Mir" from Prokofiev's War and Peace:

The 10 winners will all perform selections in honor of the late soprano Maria Callas in the presence of the Grand Jury, sponsors, media, press and artists’ agents. The contestants will be accompanied by an orchestra.

The Maria Callas Prize will be awarded to two singers by the Callas Foundation for the best artistic performance.

The Audience Prize will be awarded to one singer by the main sponsor.

To request tickets, please visit the Paris Opera Awards website.

Beyer sings John Adams' "News has a kind of mystery" from Nixon in China:

If you're near Chicago tonight Beyer will be performing at the Presbyterian Church in suburban Orland Park at 7:30 p.m. The first half of the concert will be operatic and musical theater. The second half will be Christmas music. The concert will include guest mezzo-soprano soloist Joanna Wernette. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. Information: (708) 448-8142.

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  1. I think you should give credit where it is due. Jonathan's excellent performance was at the finals of the George London Foundation Competition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York and the gited pianist is Linda Hall.

  2. "...The judges will choose sex laureates, three..." This must be one of the best typos of the year! No hiding what is on everyone's minds when listening to and watching the barihunks.