Monthly Archives: March 2013

Evan Hughes’s debut in La Rondine

Update on Evan Hughes, who is currently a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development program. The UCLA graduate attended the Curtis Institute of Music and was a Middle Atlantic regional winner and a national Semi-Finalist in the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was the grand prize in the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition. Hughes recently performed Aronte in Gluck’s Armide presented by the Met in collaboration with the Juilliard School; he also performed Don Basilio in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy with Lorin Maazel and reprised the role in the summer at the Castleton Festival, where he also sang the bass solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, both projects being conducted by Mr. Maazel. Later this season he will make his Metropolitan Opera debut as Crebillon in Puccini's La Rondine....
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Musa and Brandon Grand Prize Winners

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Musa Ngqungwana                            Brandon Cedel

.Both of our contestants from the Middle Atlantic Region went on to be awarded Grand Prize at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Finals this afternoon on the Met stage.  Congratulations to all of the singers in today's program...they are all WINNERS!

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