Ottawa Bass-Baritone Philippe Sly One of Five 2011 Met Auditions Winners

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by Wah Keung Chan

Ottawa native and McGill student bass-baritone Philippe Sly has been named one of five winners of the 2011 Met Auditions according to a news flash on the Metropolitan Opera website. The five winners are:

  • Joseph Barron, bass-baritone from Pittsburgh
  • Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone from Suffolk, VA
  • Michelle Johnson, soprano from Pearland, Texas
  • Joseph Lim, baritone from Seoul, Korea
  • Philippe Sly, bass-baritone from Ottawa, Canada

The other three finalists include Montreal soprano Sasha Djihanian who will also represent Canada in the BBC Singer of the World Competition in May 2011 as well as the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium. Soprano Deanna Breiwick from Seattle and bass Nicholas Masters from New Canann, Connecticut round out the finals.

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