Third-Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition
Opera San José, in association with Arts Management Services of San Francisco, will present the Third-Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition on Saturday, May 16, at the California Theatre in downtown San José. The 2009 competition gets underway at 7pm.
Ten finalists will compete for $50,000 in prizes: $15,000 (First), $10,000 (Second), $5,000 (Third), $5,000 (Audience Favorite, to be selected by audience voting during the final intermission), $2,000 (seven Encouragement awards), and $1,000 (Wagner Society award). Finalists will be selected from more than a hundred participants at the three-day West Coast Auditions for Singers held earlier that week.
Judges for the Third-Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition are Peter Mark, artistic director of Virginia Opera; Michael Ching, artistic and general director of Opera Memphis; and Michael Ballam, founder and general director of Utah Festival Opera Company. Returning as accompanist for both the vocal competition finals and the auditions is pianist Daniel Lockert.
All seating at this year’s event is reserved. Tickets at $50 are in the sides of the Orchestra section; $25 is tax-deductible. Tickets at $100 ($50 is tax-deductible) are in the center of the Orchestra section and include an opportunity to meet and talk with the judges prior to the finals and a post-event champagne reception at the elegant Hotel Sainte Claire. To attend, call 408-437-4450.
- Venue: California Theatre
- Date: Sat May 16, 2009 7:00pm
- City: San Jose
- Price Range: $50 and $100
- Tickets: 408-437-4450