CCM alumnus Emmett O'Hanlon (BM Voice, 2012) tied for second place prize at the Altamura/Caruso International Voice Competition on Sunday, Oct. 25. A baritone, O'Hanlon won a cash prize of $6,000 as the second-place winner.
Sponsored by Inter-Cities Performing Arts, Inc., the competition drew participants from 23 countries on five continents and awarded cash prizes totaling $30,000.
Soprano and competition-founder Carmela Altamura chaired the jury of five. Joining her were Lewis Ehlers, associate at Lombardo Associates in New York; Roger Malouf, an associate conductor with the Metropolitan Opera; Leonarda Priore, co-founder and president of Chelsea Opera in New York City; and Simonetta Tancredi, former vocal coach at La Scala in Milan.
O'Hanlon was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from CCM, O'Hanlon received a master’s degree in voice from the Juilliard School. He recently took part in the “Juilliard in Paris” project and was an apprentice artist in the Bel Canto Young Artist Mentoring Program at Caramoor.
O'Hanlon is participating in this season’s Metropolitan Opera workshop production of Scott Wheeler’s The Sorrows of Frederick. Recently he performed the role of Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. He is a also a principal singer in Celtic Thunder, an Irish singing group and stage show.