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Lotte Lenya

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Since 1998 the annual Lotte Lenya Competition has been recognizing talented young singer/actors who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from opera/operetta to contemporary Broadway scores, with a focus on the works of Kurt Weill.  More than just a vocal competition, the Lenya Competition has grown into an internationally recognized leader in identifying and nurturing the next generation of “total-package performers” (Opera News) and rising stars in both the opera and musical theater wor

2019 Lotte Lenya Competition FINALISTS Announced

Apr 8, 2019
Wikipedia

Every April, the Eastman School of Music plays host to a prestigious, international vocal competition that highlights emerging artists with talent across musical genres and, unfortunately, is one of the best-kept secrets in Rochester.

The 2018 Lotte Lenya Competition, took place at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY on April 14, 2018. This year’s competition brought the total distributed to young singers to more than $1 million in awards, prizes, and grants in the twenty-year history of the contest.

Finalists for the 2018 Lotte Lenya Competition; top row (l to r): Christine Amon; Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod; Daniel Berryman; John Brancy; Nkrumah Gatling; Richard Glöckner; Caroline Hewitt. Bottom row (l to r): Christian Hoff; Andrea Lett; Christof Messner; Reilly Nelson; Benjamin Pattison; Laura Sanders; Philip Stoddard; John Tibbetts. 

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Fourteen versatile singer-actors from Israel, France, Mexico, Canada, and across the United States are coming to the Eastman School of Music to compete in the finals of the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition on Saturday, April 22.  The contestants will be vying for the largest prizes since the event started in 1998, with the top three winners taking home $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000.