The National Opera Association has announced the results of its 2009-2010 Opera Production Competition and CCM’s Mainstage and Studio Series of Operas have received some of the competition’s highest honors.
Competing productions are divided into five judging categories, based on the production budget, the size of the program and the level of vocal training of the singers in the cast.
In Level V, the top resource category in this competition, CCM’s Of Mice and Men (Nic Muni, director) received first place and The Rape of Lucretia (Robin Guarino, director) tied for second place. In Level III, Les mamelles de Tirésias (Robin Guarino, director) took first place and Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Kelvin Chan, director) took second place. In Level II, La Canterina took second place (Wesley Lawrence, director) and Gianni Schicchi took third place (Kenneth Shaw, director). Congratulations to everyone involved with these productions!
The NOA’s Opera Production Competition is designed to encourage and reward creative, high quality opera productions in both small professional opera companies and opera training programs. You can view a full list of competition winners here.
CCM’s Mainstage Opera Series opens in February 2011 with Le nozze di Figaro, followed by the Studio Series production of L’île de Tulipatan in March. You can learn more about CCM Opera here.