Wednesday 24 October 2018

The Voice of Black Opera

The Voice of Black Opera
Six aspiring Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) singers, from around the Commonwealth, will have the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a panel of leading opera and music industry professionals at the 2018 Voice of Black Opera (VOBO) competition which takes place at St Clement Dane's Church, on 29 October 2018.

Organised by the Black British Classical Foundation, the competition features six singers from around the Commonwealth. he singers will perform arias and duets, accompanied by the Band of the RAF Regiment and VOBO Strings, under the baton of Indian born Danish conductor Maria Badstue, who makes her UK début. Chairing the panel of industry experts is American tenor George Shirley.

The winner of the 2018 VOBO competition will receive a £10,000 prize, a concert series and coaching with The Royal Opera. The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Award of three paid performances is given to the finalist who gives the best performance of an aria or song by a BAME composer.

Full information from the competition website.

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