IRCPA presents: A SPECIAL ENCOUNTER WITH SONDRA RADVANOVSKY FOR SINGERS AND SUBSEQUENT SINGING STARS OF TOMORROW CONCERT OCTOBER 22.
In collaboration with Alliance Française.
The IRCPA, announces an Encounter with Sondra Radvanovsky for 10 singers October 12, and, partnered with Alliance Francaise, will present the Singing Stars of Tomorrow concert, October 22 at 7:30, 24 Spadina Rd. Tickets are $25
Sondra Radvanovsky, one of the world’s most sought after sopranos, often considered a successor to Maria Callas, has graciously given the IRCPA one of her days off from Canadian Opera Company performances of Bellini’s Norma, to work with 10 gifted singers on artistic skills, career guidance and share industry information.
A Name a Scholarship campaign to private donors, has provided 10 scholarships, each named for an important Canadian artist, for emerging singers to participate without financial burden. These scholarships will become a significant addition to the singers’ biographies, and remind them, as well as the general public, to take pride in and draw inspiration from the artists of the past and benefit from their histories.
Thanks to the Ed Mirvish Family Foundation and private donors, the scholarships are in the names of Louis Quilico, Clarice Carson, Ermanno Mauro, Maureen Forrester, Judith Forst, Lois McDonall, Joan Hall, Ruby Mercer, Karina Gauvin and Mary Morrison.
At the Singing Stars of Tomorrow concert Saturday, October 22, one of the 10 singers will be awarded a special career opportunity at the National Opera America Center in New York. Called a Career Blueprint, it includes three days in New York for new photographs, video and audio recordings, new materials, website consultation, and mentoring with professionals. These are services the IRCPA strives to provide in Toronto when funds become available. In the meantime, they are offered by our generous colleagues in New York.
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