Aprile Millo returns to D.C on August 7th- 8/3/2016


Opera Diva Aprile Millo returns to DC and performs at Maryland Lyric Opera's Summer Vocal Competition Gala Finals Sunday, August 7th. Ms. Millo will be accompanied by Maryland Lyric Opera's founder and executive director Brad Clark.

Ms. Millo will be accompanied by Maryland Lyric Opera's founder and executive director Brad Clark.

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You won’t want to miss hearing legendary opera diva Aprile Millo sing as part of this special afternoon.

Don’t wait — go now and reserve your tickets!


Sunday, August 7 3:00PM

Maryland Lyric Opera

Vocal Competition Finals Gala Concert Special Performance by Aprile Millo & Brad Clark

About Aprile Millo:

Aprile Millo made a Cinderella-like debut at the Metropolitan Opera on December 3, 1984, replacing an ailing colleague. The next day’s papers heralded the birth of a “New Verdi Star!” and 28 years later, Millo is still winning praise from critics and ovations from an adoring public.

Ms. Millo has sung over 180 performances of 15 different roles at her artistic home of the Metropolitan Opera. Outside New York, she has triumphed in the theaters of Frankfurt,

Barcelona, Parma, Rome, Bologna, Torino, Vernona, Caracalla, Munich, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Paris, Orange, Moscow, Rio de Janero, Sao Paolo, Santiago, Buenos Aires and of course, La Scala, Milan. She has collaborated with great conductors including Herbert von Karajan, Riccardo Muti, James Levine and Guiseppe Sinopoli.

Recordings include a critically acclaimed Verdi series for Sony Classical (Aida, Il Trovatore, Luisa Miller and Don Carlo), DVD of Un Ballo in Maschera (The Met, Levine and Pavarotti), Emmy winning broadcast DVD of Aida (The Met, Levine and Domingo) and a Christmas disc entitled “Christmas Through the Ages!”

Ms. Millo has been awarded many prizes including First Prize at the Voci Verdiane Concorso, the Montserrat Caballe-Bernabe ‘Merti Special Verdi Prize, Francisco Viñas Prize, The

Voce D’Oro, The Richard Tucker Foundation Award, and the Maria Callas Foundation Award.

About Our Competition:

Maryland Lyric Opera proudly presents the finalists for our 2016 vocal competition.
From a pool of more than 250 applicants, nine finalists will compete at a Gala Concert on Sunday, August 7th for prizes totaling more than $25,000.

When you join us for this spectacular event featuring conductor Glenn Quader and the Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra, you, too, will have a chance to be one of our judges when you vote to select the winner of the Audience Prize, worth $5,000!


Timothy Augustin, Tenor

Eric Barry, Tenor

Nicholas Brownlee, Bass-baritone

Natalie Conte, Soprano

Jennifer Feinstein, Mezzo-soprano

Joshua Kohl, Tenor

Catherine Martin, Mezzo-soprano

Elisabeth Rosenberg, Soprano

Efraín Solís, Baritone

Join our adjudication panel by voting for your favorite contestant for the Audience Prize worth $5,000.

Our esteemed panelists:

Aprile Millo, Legendary Soprano & Founder of Operavision Academy

Bradley Moore, Director of Houston Grand Opera Studio and Head of Music Staff at HGO

Brendan Cooke, OperaDelaware, Artistic and Founding Director of Baltimore Concert Opera