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AVA's Giargiari Bel Canto Competition on WRTI: Oct. 6th at 3 PM

Paul Sirochman

The votes are in! The winners of this year's AVA Giargiari Competition Broadcast on WRTI: First Place: SYDNEY MANCASOLA; Second Place: MARINA COSTA-JACKSON; Third Place: MACKENZIE WHITNEY. Winners from the October 4th event at the Kimmel Center: First Place: Diego Silva; Second Place: Shelley Jackson, Sydney Mancasola (tie); Audience Favorite: Patrick Guetti.

Join host Jim Cotter to hear AVA's Giargiari Bel Canto Competition - now in its 34th year.  Help select the WRTI audience favorite by voting on our website during the broadcast of the competition, which was recorded live on October 4th at the Kimmel Center. The top three winners will be announced on the air and online at 4: 58 pm.

Listen to talented young artists each sing an aria and compete for prizes, awarded by a panel of esteemed judges: Jonathan Friend, Artistic Administrator at the Metropolitan Opera; Eve Queler, American composer and Emerita Artistic Director of the Opera Orchestra of New York; and Charles MacKay, the General Director of the Santa Fe Opera. Danielle Orlando is music director and pianist.

Sunday, October 6th, 3 to 5 pm on WRTI.