American soprano Liv Redpath won the second place grand prize as well as awards for “Best French Opera Performer” and “Audience Favorite” at the Concurso de Canto Tenor Viñas held at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona last week! Founded in 1963 by Jacint Vilardell to commemorate Catalan tenor Francesc Viñas, the competition has become one of the major contests in the opera, oratorio and Lied world, in which young singers from all over the world take part every year. To provide an opportunity for singers from other countries to take part, the Gran Teatre del Liceu has an agreement with the opera houses in Madrid, Paris, London, Berlin, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Beijing and Moscow for preliminary rounds to be staged in these cities. As one of the competition winners, Ms. Redpath sang arias from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Bellini’s La Sonnambula accompanied by the Gran Teatre del Liceu Symphony Orchestra.

A recent addition to our roster, Ms. Redpath sang the title role in Hansel and Gretel at Los Angeles Opera alongside fellow IMG singers Sasha Cooke, Susan Graham, and Melody Moore under conductor James Conlon in December. Other recent highlights include performances of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and performances as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos for The Santa Fe Opera, a role which she will revive in the spring for Cincinnati Opera. Future appearances include Cunegonde in Candide with Philip Brunelle conducting in Minnesota, a concert of Handel and Rameau with Christophe Rousset in June, and she will cover the role of Bess in Breaking the Waves at the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

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