FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2008
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508, email
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PORTLAND OPERA HOLDS
ELEANOR LIEBER AWARDS
Sunday, May 18, 2008, 2:00pm
At the Hampton Opera Center
Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano has announced that the Portland Opera will hold its biennial Eleanor Lieber Awards on Sunday, May 18, 2008. The public is invited to an exciting afternoon where the stars of tomorrow’s opera world compete for prizes totaling $18,500. After a preliminary competition on Saturday, the weekend culminates on Sunday with ten finalists vying for a first place prize of $10,000, a second place prize of $5,000 and a third place prize of $2,500. A special $1,000 prize is awarded to the audience favorite. In addition to these awards, all 10 finalists will be presented an honorarium.
Established in 1980 and named after Eleanor Lieber, these awards recognize her special appreciation for young singers. Through her vision and generous patronage, an endowment fund was created to ensure continuing support for the development of young operatic artists into the future.
The 2008 Eleanor Lieber Awards are open to singers across the United States, who are in the early stages of a professional opera career.
WHAT: Eleanor Lieber Awards 2008
WHEN: Sunday, May 18, 2008, 2:00pm
WHERE: The Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers St, Portland, OR 97214