The Opera Guild for Atlanta’s First Annual Scholarship Competition
The event was held Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. at Morningside Presbyterian Church.
Pictured Left to Right, Sarah Ellena Hogrefe, Focus Committee Chairperson and Scholarship Competition Mistress of Ceremonies; Jarius Cliett, baritone; Denisha Miller, soprano; Lucy Stearns, soprano; Samuel Ferreira, baritone, winner of the Tommy Trotter Memorial Scholarship; Gabrielle Beteag, mezzo-soprano, winner of the Graduate Division Scholarship; David Araujo, tenor; Callaway Powlus, soprano, winner of the Undergraduate Division Scholarship; Brianna Perez, soprano; Megan Mashburn, Scholarship Competition Chairperson; W. Dwight Coleman, Opera Guild for Atlanta President; Dr. Cecil Benoit, creator of the Tommy Trotter Memorial Scholarship and Endowment.
Brianna Perez, soprano, sang “El vito” by Orbadors and “Porgi, amor” from Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart.
Callaway Powlus, soprano, sang “Piangerò la sorte mia” from Giulio Cesare by Handel and “Les oiseaux deans la charmille” from Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Offenbach.
David Araujo, tenor, sang “Il mio tesoro intanto” from Don Giovanni by Mozart and “Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!” from La Fille du Régiment by Donizetti.
Gabrielle Beteag, mezzo-soprano, sang “Podrugi milye” from Pique Dame by Tchaikovsky and “Va! Laisse couler mes larmes from Werther by Massenet.
Jarius Cliett, baritone, sang “Il catalogo è questo from Don Giovanni by Mozart and “Warm as the Autumn Light” from The Ballad of Baby Doe.
Samuel Ferreira, baritone, sang “Eri tu che macchiavi quell’anima” from Un Ballo in Maschera by Verdi and “Hai già vinta la causa! Cosa sento?” from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart.
Denisha Miller, soprano, sang “Dupuis le jour” from Louise by Charpentier and “Sterbelied,” Opus 14, No. 1 by Korngold.
Lucy Stearns, soprano, sang “Du gai soleil, plein de flamme” from Werther by Massenet and “Mein Herr Marquis” from Die Fledermaus by Strauss.