Sun October 9, 2011
<a href=http://www.wrti.org/belcantovoting.html>Listen and Vote Today! AVA Giargiari Bel Canto Operatic Competition 2011 on WRTI</a>
Let Your Voice Be Heard - In Our Live, Online Poll
Sunday, October 9
3 to 5 pm
Today you're in the judge's seat! You're invited to listen to the Academy of Vocal Arts' popular Giargiari Bel Canto operatic competition on WRTI, and then choose your favorite operatic singer, right here, in our live, online poll. Jim Cotter hosts the broadcast and interviews last year's winner, soprano Corinne Winters. The top three winners of the online poll will be announced on the air following the broadcast.
The live competition took place on Oct. 4th, but today you'll hear the singers' performances, and select the WRTI listener favorite.
Voting is easy. Go here during the broadcast and fill out a simple form that lists the names of contestants. Results from the WRTI online poll will be read on the air and posted on our website.
An expert panel of judges from the world of opera and the performing arts chose the winners at the AVA Giargiari Bel Canto Competition at the Tuesday night event, including Symphony in C Music Director Rossen Milanov, Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and Scott Barnes - Opera News contributor and career development consultant. AVA Music Director Danielle Orlando was the competition accompanist.