Opera League of Los Angeles hosts Zarzuela and El gato montes lectures, Sunday, April 28

From Opera League of Los Angeles:

El Gato Montés and Zarzuela: After 25 years, the Wild Cat Returns. Join us in a two-part powerpoint presentation by Melodee Fernández, lead teaching artist and featured singer of the LA Opera Zarzuela Project. As a Zarzuela specialist she brings to life the colorful and passionate world of Spanish Zarzuela. Learn about the exciting music and rich history of this Spanish national treasure and journey with us as we visit the fiery and powerful El Gato MontésThe Wild Cat, by Manuel Penella celebrating the 25 year anniversary of its first LA Opera performance.

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University of Arizona Wildcat Competition for High School Singers

The University of Arizona’s Voice and Opera Theater announces the first-ever Wildcat

Competition for High School singers with at least $750 of prize money at stake. The

competition, master classes, and gala concert will be held in association with the University

of Arizona Vocal Arts Showcase on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

Events will begin with a finalist master class and then a gala Winners Concert in the

evening beginning at 7:00 pm at The Fred Fox School of Music in beautiful Holsclaw Hall.

Each contestant will submit an internet link (YouTube or the like) of two, high quality,

videos of musical compositions from classical vocal literature representing different

periods and styles, for example, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic or Contemporary Art

Song. One selection may be from Broadway theatre repertoire. Both selections must be


Singers will be judged on beauty of voice, technical skill, musicality, accuracy,

communication of text, diction, and presentation.

For consideration and without exception, each applicant must complete the online form

and pay the fee by October 1, 2018. Finalists will be notified by Oct.7, 2018.

There is a non-refundable $35 application fee

Application may be accessed here