Friday, February 22, 2013

Aubrey Allicock wins Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation prize

Aubrey Allicock
The Opera Theatre of St. Louis has announced that barihunk Aubrey Allicock is this year’s recipient of the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation prize.

The award recognizes extraordinary artistic potential in early-career artists and provides support for continued artistic and professional development. Allicock will receive a $10,000 cash prize, which may be used toward expenses that further artistic and professional growth. He was selected by a committee of Opera Theatre’s leadership.

Allicock began his professional career in 2009 as a member of Opera Theatre’s Gerdine Young Artist program. He then joined the roster at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and joined the Opera Theatre as a principal artist in 2011.

He will star in the title role in the world-premiere of Champion at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, co-starring Denyce Graves with music by Terrance Blanchard. Performances run from June 15-30 and tickets go on sale online on Saturday, February 23rd.

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