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Photos by Lani

 2013 Competition Finalists

Young men and women between the ages of 18 and 32 in the calendar year residing in the western United States may now submit applications to compete in the 31st annual Vocal Competition at Rancho Mirage High School.  The auditions will be held on November 15th and 16th at UCLA and on November 22nd at the Rancho Mirage High School Helene Galen Auditorium. Each finalist performs two arias at the final Competition; all singers receive a scholarship, with prizes totaling more than $20,000.  In addition, an Audience Choice prize of $1000 will be awarded.  The event, held on Sunday, December 7 at 3pm, will give young singers an opportunity to earn valuable experience, cash scholarships, community recognition of their achievements and the opportunity to advance their careers.  Registration fee is $40.

Click here for more information about the 31st annual Vocal Competition

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THE GUILD REPRESENTED AT ROSSINI FESTIVAL

The Palm Springs Opera Guild will again be represented by board members Michael Cressey and Bruce Johansen at the annual Rossini Festival in Pésaro, Italy from August 10-22.  The 2014 program includes performances of Armida, Aureliano in Palmira, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Il viaggio a Reims, Petite Messe Solennell and a recital with Mezzo-soprano Ewa Podles.

Click here for more information about the festival and how to obtain tickets.

Photos from previous festivals:

Juan Diego Florez in “William Tell”
Juan Diego Florez in “William Tell”
“William Tell” set
“William Tell” set
“L’Occasione fa il ladro”
“L’Occasione fa il ladro”
“L’Italiana in Algeri”
“L’Italiana in Algeri”
Anticipation in front of the Teatro Rossini
Anticipation in front of the Teatro Rossini

 

Statue of Rossini
Statue of Rossini
The master himself
The master himself
Ewa Podles (left) in “Ciro in Babilonia” (2012)
Ewa Podles (left) in “Ciro in Babilonia” (2012)