Soprano Natalya Gennadi and mezzo-soprano Marjorie Maltais have been named recipients of a “Career Blueprint”, valuable and essential materials for opera singers offered by the National Opera America Center. The Center, in New York, is a colleague of the Toronto-based International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA), a service organization for Canada’s musicians.

Gennadi and Maltais will spend three days at the National Opera America Center, receiving new photographs, video and audio recordings, new promotional materials, website consultation, and mentoring with professionals – all the essential tools for artists to obtain and perform auditions with confidence.

The announcement was made by IRCPA founder and director Ann Summers Dossena at the conclusion of Singing Stars of Tomorrow, a performance of operatic arias featuring seven sopranos, two mezzos and one tenor with pianist Rachel Andrist, Saturday, October 22 at Toronto’s Alliance Française. All had taken part the previous week in a one-day Encounter with Sondra Radvanovsky, one of today’s most celebrated sopranos.

The 10 singers were selected from over 30 applicants by a panel of leading vocal artists – manager Kathy Domoney, baritone Brett Polegato, and teachers Lois McDonall (retired soprano) and mezzo-soprano Laura Tucker. Ms. Radvanovsky was left to choose a Career Blueprint recipient. However, she couldn’t decide and named two. The IRCPA is taking this challenge in stride and will seek the extra funds needed. Name a Scholarship donations can be made here.


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