Rochester Lyric Opera is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 G. William LaDue Recital Competition, adjudicated by Dr. Mario Martinez, of Nazareth College, and Deborah Montgomery, of Ithaca College. The competition was held on October 18, 2015 at the Lyric Theatre on East Avenue. The two co-winners will receive a cash prize in addition to a professional recital performance on a date to be determined in 2016. (The competition was held early this season due to the upcoming renovation of the Lyric Theatre, and was for the first time open to the public.) The winners are:
Kate Clemons, soprano and Samson McCrady, baritone
We extend our sincerest thanks and best wishes to all the excellent contestants and their accompanists. It was a splendid day of singing, filling the spacious Lyric Theatre with warm vocal tones. Watch this website for an announcement of the date of the 2016 Winners’ Recital.
2015 winners Madeline Cain and Ben Reisinger performed a lovely recital on Saturday evening, October 17th at the Lyric Theatre, featuring works by Tosti, Dvorak, Finzi, Puccini, Sondheim, Rodgers, and more, with solo sets interspersed with duets, accompanied by pianist Kevin Nitsch and jazz pianist Alan Murphy. RLO is extremely pleased to encourage singing talent and promote vocal music ranging from classical to jazz by presenting this annual competition and recital. For more details about the competition please click here: LaDue Competition