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Vote Today! AVA Giargiari Bel Canto Operatic Competition on WRTI

Soprano Corinne Winters is one of the contestants you'll hear today on WRTI.

Let Your Voice Be Heard - in our Live, Online Poll
Sunday, October 10
3 to 5 pm

Today you're in the judge's seat! You're invited to choose your favorite operatic singer from the Academy of Vocal Arts' popular Giargiari Bel Canto operatic competition. Jim Cotter hosts the broadcast and interviews last year's winner, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa. The winner of the online poll will be announced on the air following the broadcast.

The live competition took place at the Kimmel Center on Oct. 5th, but you can still hear the singers' performances, and select the WRTI listener favorite, today at 3 pm.

Voting is easy. Visit us right here at wrti.org 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 Anne Ewers, Alan Glassman, and Gayletha Nichols. AVA Music Director Danielle Orlando was the competition accompanist.

Academy of Vocal Arts Residents Artists - Read about the vocalists