ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 9th ANNUAL INT’L OPERA COMPETITION
Congratulations to the winners of the 9th annual Michael Ballam Concorso Lirico International Opera Competition on July 25, 2017:
Kathleen Farrar Buccleugh, 1st Place Winner
Markel Reed, 2nd Place / Alternate / Audience Favorite
Thank you to all of the talented artists who gave their best in the competition, and a special thanks to our audience for your support and participating in the vote!
The 1st Place Winner will be sent expense free to Alessandria, Italy to compete in the finals of the Concorso Internazionale di Musica “Cappucilli – Patané – Respighi”, where they will join contestants from around the globe for the opportunity to sing in front of European agents and operatic producers. They will also present a debut performance in Italy. Should the 1st Place Winner not be able to participate in the finals, the Alternate will go in their place.
Kathleen Farrar Buccleugh