Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Productions by OPERA!Lenawee in Michigan, Opera Maine and the Monteux Opera Festival in Maine, and Hat City Music Theater & Opera in Connecticut featured winners of The Friedrich Schorr Memorial Performance Prize in Voice in lead roles in their productions.

In addition, performances by the Adrian Symphony (MI), the Monteux Festival Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Maine, the Candlewood Symphony and the Chicago Bar Association Symphony featured Schorr winners as oratorio or art-song soloists.

Here is a list of some productions and performances that included Schorr winners:

OPERA!Lenawee—the professional opera arm of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, featured Schorr winners as lead singers in their productions, which were performed fully staged, with orchestra, at the historic Croswell Opera House, in Adrian, Michigan. All performances were conducted by OPERA!Lenawee co-founder and artistic director, David Katz. Performances through 1995 were directed by Robert Soller of the Croswell Opera House. Lorna Haywood, of the University of Michigan, directed 1996-1998.

1990—Puccini La Boheme
1992—Strauss Die Fledermaus
1993—Bizet Carmen
1994—Verdi La Traviata
1995—Puccini Tosca
1996—Britten Albert Herring
1997—Puccini Madame Butterfly
1998—Leoncavallo I Pagliacci / Puccini Gianni Schicchi
1999—Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte (semi-staged at Dawson Auditorium, Adrian College)
2000—Puccini La Boheme