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THE 10th ANNUAL OPERA IDOL COMPETITION, hosted by The Merion, is the highly-anticipated vocal competition for aspiring opera singers all across the Midwest. The winner of the competition receives a full ($3,000) scholarship with airfare to attend the nationally recognized two-week workshop directed by baritone Sherrill Milnes and the non-profit VOICExperience in Savannah, GA. Attending Opera Idol’s Final Round will be Milnes, conducting the competition in a Master Class format.
Once considered a Chicago-only singing competition, Opera Idol at The Merion is now attracting a higher level of talented performers from further afield. “The buzz is out among aspiring young opera singers who compete to win invaluable training with opera greats such as baritone Sherrill Milnes, soprano Maria Zouves and composer Carlisle Floyd,” said 2011 Opera Idol winner Elda Peralta. “The competition is becoming a lot more recognized.”
OPERA IDOL 'JUNIOR' invites young, aspiring singers to showcase their talent and compete for a $500 scholarship to apply toward tuition for the CAMP VOICE for Teens, directed by opera star Sherrill Milnes, or toward continued vocal studies of winner’s choosing. The winner will also be invited to perform at the senior division 10th Annual Opera Idol Finals event on April 15th, 2015 at 7pm!
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