Concert of Arias
Friday, February 5, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
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Text to vote for the Audience Choice Award!
We apologize from the bottom of our hearts for the Audience Choice text-to-vote technical glitch. All votes were discarded, and we are reopening voting starting now! You have another chance to vote for your favorite singer from tonight’s competition for the Audience Choice award through 11:59 p.m. CST on February 7, 2021.
Text the number listed next to the finalist’s name to 713-538-2304 and your vote will be recorded. One vote per phone number will be registered.
HGO’s Concert of Arias is the thrilling final round of the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers. This popular event is held each year to identify potential candidates for HGO’s internationally known Studio program, which nurtures the most promising young artists from all over the world.
For the first time in company history, there will be no audience present. Instead, the competition will be live-streamed on HGO’s social platforms (YouTube and Facebook), with the additional option of streaming the exciting event on MarqueeTV. The evening’s host, world-renowned soprano Tamara Wilson, will keep viewers apprised of all the action happening behind-the-scenes. Wilson opened the HGO Digital season with a Live from The Cullen recital performance. The judging panel will be led by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers and HGO Artistic Advisor Ana María Martínez, with guest judge OPERA San Antonio General Director E. Loren Meeker.
The 2021 Concert of Arias finalist include:
- Sopranos: Alaysha Fox, Brittany Logan
- Mezzo-sopranos: Hannah Shea, Emily Treigle
- Countertenor: Key’mon W. Murrah
- Tenors: Aaron Crouch, Eric Taylor, Ángel Vargas
- Baritone: Luke Sutliff
This year’s Concert of Arias is graciously chaired by Sid Moorhead. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers and the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Read the full press release here.