BREAKING NEWS Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo Wins 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert

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Canadian Mezzo Soprano Emily D’Angelo One of Five Winners in 2016 Met Opera Auditions

Canadian mezzo Emily D'Angelo

Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo

Congratulations to mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, who is one of five winners in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert held this afternoon on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House.

From Teresa Stratas back in the late 50’s to Ben Heppner in the 80’s, Isabel Bayrakdarian in the 90’s and Simone Osborne and Elliot Madore in the 2000’s, Canadians have consistently excelled at vocal competitions. D’Angelo won first prize and audience prize at 2015 Centre Stage, the COC Ensemble Studio Competition. She joins the COC Ensemble in the 2016-17 season. D’Angelo studies with Canadian soprano/voice teacher Elizabeth McDonald at the University of Toronto.

Metropolitan Opera Auditions Winners (l. to r.) Sol Kim, Yelena Dyachek, Jakuv Jozef Orlinski, Emily D'Angelo, Sean Michael Plumb Photo: Ken Howard

Metropolitan Opera Auditions Winners (l. to r.) Sol Kim, Yelena Dyachek, Jakuv Jozef Orlinski, Emily D’Angelo, Sean Michael Plumb Photo: Ken Howard

The Grand Finals Concert was held on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera this afternoon. Nine finalists each sang two arias with the Met Orchestra under the baton of conductor Antony Walker. The other four winners are soprano Yelena Dyachek, countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski, baritone Sol Jin, and baritone Sean Michael Plumb. Each winner receives a prize of $15,000, plus the exposure that comes with winning such a prestigious competition. Our congratulations to all the winners.

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Joseph K. So is Professor Emeritus at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, but his first love is music, which he studied as an undergraduate student at the State University of New York. Since seeing his first live opera – La Gioconda with Renata Tebaldi at the Met in 1967, the singing voice became his lifelong favourite instrument. In addition to his longtime contributions to La Scena Musicale and The Music Scene, he is Associate Editor of Opera Canada and a frequent contributor to Musical Toronto.

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