Soprano Amanda Woodbury (MM Voice, 2012), countertenor John Holiday (MM Voice, 2012) and tenor Yi Li (AD Opera, 2013) were among the finalists singing in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia World Opera Competition last month.
The Grand Finals concert took place on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, with young singers from around the world vying for over $100,000 in combined cash prizes.
Woodbury won second prize award and $20,000, as well as an audience prize with watches offered by Rolex. Holiday was awarded third prize and $10,000.
Earlier this year, both Woodbury and Holiday also received Sara Tucker Grants from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. Learn more about that award here.
Woodbury and Li were also named Grand Finals Winners of the Metropolitan Opera's 2014 National Council Auditions in March. Learn more about that distinction here.
Watch Woodbury, Holiday and Li perform during the Operalia Finals Concert courtesy of Medici.TV, the largest global video collection of classical music online, by visiting www.medici.tv.