2017 Vocal Competition Winners

Soirée Lyrique’s Young Artist Program (YAP) concluded its five weeks of vocal and theatrical training with “Opera Scenes” on Sunday, July 23 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Elgin, staged by international Stage Director Amy Hutchison as well as the Final Round of the Vocal Competition.Soirée Lyrique’s Young Artist Program (YAP) concluded its five weeks of vocal and theatrical training with “Opera Scenes” on Sunday, July 23 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Elgin, staged by international Stage Director Amy Hutchison as well as the Final Round of the Vocal Competition.

Over $2,000 of cash awards were distributed to the winners as follows:  In Division I, called the “Twinkling Stars” (age 12 yrs & under) Julia Smitendorf from Lake in the Hills received the first prize of $100 followed by Isabella Malacsina of Elgin with a second prize of $50.

The Starbursts, Division II (13 – 18 years old) were all so equally good that the judges decided to give three second prizes of $200 each to Blake Buczkiewicz from Huntley, Jessica Farfan from Gilberts and Isabella Beatrice Nicoli from Elmhurst.

Shooting Star, Samantha Baran from Algonquin took the First Prize of Division III (19 – 26 years old) with a cash award of $500.

And our Division IV, the Everlasting Stars (27 years old and over) granted Karen Archbold from Glen Ellyn the First Prize of $500, Sarah Linske (Chicago) Second Prize of $250, and Elginite Jim Hinton the Third Prize of $150.

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Competition & Young Artist Program

For the summer of 2017, Soirée Lyrique offers a combination Young Artist Program and Vocal Competition with cash awards.

Divisions and Donors

Division I:

Twinkling Stars: 12 years old and under
1st Prize: $100 – Nick Bruno

Division II:

Starbursts: 13 – 18 years old
1st Prize: $250 - Lois Myers-Bauer
2nd Prize: $100 – Reid & Janine Lewis

Division III:

Shooting Stars: 19 – 26 years old
1st Prize: $500 - Barbara & Barre Seid Foundation
2nd Prize: $250 - Lois Myers-Bauer
3rd Prize: $100 – Gwendolyn Rowe Gage, Ed. D.

Division IV:

Everlasting Stars: 27 years old and over
1st Prize: $500 - Barbara & Barre Seid Foundation
2nd Prize: $250 - Kathryn Canny
3rd Prize: $100 – Amy Hodgson & Karen De Filippis

Eligible singers must not be under management and not a past or current recipient of a contract with a major opera company (Opera America Budget Level I company) or its international equivalent (not including cover roles, chorus or apprentice/young artist programs).

Semi Finals: Selected singers will perform their first selection at the Broadway Show on July 16th.
Finals: Selected singers will perform their second selection at the Opera Scenes on July 23rd.

Your registration form along with a $50 non-refundable registration fee needs to be received by May 30, 2017. There is no other fee to participate in this program! Looking to accept as many singers as possible into the Young Artist Program, not only the finalists of the Vocal Competition. Other participants will be invited to perform duets, ensembles and chorus scenes at both productions. They will be invited at all classes.

Conflict Dates: Sign-up forms with event & rehearsal schedule for prospect participants to be filled out on the day of the audition.

Locations & Requirements

PRELIMINARY COMPETITION:
Saturday June 3, 2017
Music Room of Snuffy’s Villa
17N405 Oak Avenue
West Dundee, IL 60118

SEMI FINALS:
Sunday July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Terrace of Snuffy’s Villa (Outdoor Performance)
(Event will be moved to the music room in case of rain)

FINALS:
Sunday July 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Evangelical Covenant Church
1565 Larkin Avenue, Elgin IL 60123

Vocal Selection Repertoire Requirements – Two (2) Selections (prepare one of each)

1. Musical Theatre /Movie or Disney song in English
2. Aria from an Opera or Classic Italian (in original language).

Accompanists are provided at no additional cost.
Please mail one (1) copy of your vocal selections to Soirée Lyrique for the accompanist.
Participants must provide one original score for each selection for the judges on the dates of the competition.

Click here to download a PDF registration form. The registration fee is $50.00. Registration must be received by May 30, 2017.

Classes & Performances

Rehearsals will be held on evenings and weekends.

Master Classes with Eric Weimer
(Lyric Opera of Chicago)
June 17 & 20, 2017

Benefit Event
Performance opportunity for participants
June 24 evening (time TBA)

Acting Classes & Staged Scenes with Amy Hutchison
(International Stage Director)
July 8 & 15, 2017

Fox Valley Rising Stars Broadway Show & Vocal Competition Semi-Finals
July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Dress Rehearsal July 14 @ 7:00 pm

Fox Valley Rising Stars Opera Scenes & Vocal Competition Finals
July 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Dress Rehearsal July 21 @ 7:00 pm

Awards Distribution
Following the Final Presentation

 

Click here to read bios for the coaches and music staff. Click here to read bios for the participating artists.

Sponsors

MoMos white          treblegold         PalmerFoundation
 MoMo's Concierge Service   Sterling Ainsworth   Palmer Foundation

Soirée Lyrique, NFP
326 Wilcox Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
office@soireelyrique.org
(224) 595-1526


Soirée Lyrique is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit organization