"Operalia" Competition for Joshua Guerro

Two years ago, tenor Joshua Guerrero was accepted into Los Angeles Opera’s Young Artist Program. In August 2014 he won second place, and the CulturArte prize, in the International Competition of Placido Domingo’s Operalia.

Since then Joshua has secured management with the CAMI Agency, and will be in Barcelona in January 2015, competing in the Francisco Vinas International Singing Competition.

 

Daniel Keeling Makes His Debut at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

New York baritone Daniel Keeling shared the exciting news that in September 2015, he will make his debut at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, singing Dewain in John Adams' I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma is a major venue, and a huge step for any opera singer.

In 2010, IFS made a grant to New York baritone Daniel Keeling, to help him with expenses related to attending/performing at La Musica Lirica Festival in Novafeltria, Italy.

We recently produced a Musicale in New York City at the Union Club on East 69th Street. Tasty hors d'oeuvres, lucious cocktails and a special program of gorgeous music featuring three of our talented Grant Recipiants.

Our Musicale was held on Feb 23, 2016 and was hosted by Arthur Reynolds and Betty Gates with Performances by Zsolt Bognar Pianist, Christina Parsons Mezzo-Soprano and Michelle Trovato, Soprano.

What an exciting evening as we welcomed a diverse audience of Art Patrons and friends of the IFS to this magical and intimate performance in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. Pianist Zolt Bognar performed a selection of pieces by Edvard Grieg and followed up with a showpiece by Schubert. Our singers, Christina and Michelle performed both Art Song and Aria in a perfect acoustic environment to fully experience these voices up close and personal. Zolt accompanied them both and showed that he is not only a gifted soloist but has a unique ability to accompany a singer and provide a perfect balance and support for their performance. All three of our grant recipients spoke about how the IFS grant had made it possible for them to further their careers.

We look forward to the next opportunity we have to present the talents of the Artists that we have supported with our grants.