The Giulio Gari Foundation Vocal Competition 2022
I spent some time with Gloria Gari, Donald Levine, and Mary Pinto last week to learn about The Giulio Gari Foundation Vocal Competition. The competition runs in May (9-15) and brings back live opera competition post-pandemic for the foundation. Some fabulous music from contest winners and fascinating stories – worth a listen.
About The Gari Foundation
Giulio Gari secured his international standing as a “Primo Tenore” from the outset of his brilliant career. Under the baton of the great Tullio Serafin, he made his distinguished operatic debut at the TEATRO REALE DI ROMA in Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, the success of which was soon followed by the offer of a contract in The United States with THE NBC SYMPHONY. His talents were immediately recognized by conductor Laszlo Halasz, who not only engaged him for Premiere performances of Gian Carlo Menotti’s AMELIA AL BALLO, but for eight seasons as an essential leading tenor at THE NEW YORK CITY OPERA.
The Gari Foundation carries on the generosity to singers that typified the life of this remarkable man.
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