19. May 2009 · Comments Off on The Wagner Society Has a Sense of Humor · Categories: Links, Opera

The Society has to give cash because no one stepped forward to give their daughter as a prize in the vocal competition.

I read it here, in an article about the Irene Dalis Vocal Competition and the person awarded the Wagner Society of Northern California grant. The winner, Gregory Carroll, was the only contestant to sing Wagner. Smart move! I wonder if all the singers knew about this grant … perhaps more will insert a Wagner work next year? But, then again, if Wagner doesn’t work for one’s voice, it wouldn’t be wise. Mr. Carroll must be good; he came in second in the IDVC.

I always say “next year” and I guess I’ll say it again. Next year I want to attend.

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