2016 McCammon Voice Competition
The McCammon Voice Competition has been introducing young operatic talent to the world stage since 1985. 28 semi-finalists for 2016 were selected by a preliminary judging panel from 180 entrants from the United States and around the world. These included 15 entrants from Korea, six from Canada, four from China, and one each from Australia, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, and Spain. The winner is offered a role in an upcoming production of Fort Worth Opera. The 2014 MVC winner, Korean baritone Joo Won Kang, will be singing the role of Figaro in the 2016 Fort Worth Opera Festival production of The Barber of Seville.
The purpose of the competition is to offer aspiring singers from around the world the opportunity to be heard by general directors of major opera companies and artist management. This means that even if they are not prize winners, they have had the chance to audition for people responsible for hiring. All competitors who are invited to participate are given assistance with airfare as well as being provided with housing. Most meals are provided as well. These amenities are a unique feature of this competition.
The semi-finals will be held from 10 am-4 pm on March 18 in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The finals will be held in Bass Performance Hall on March 19 at 1 pm, followed by a Gala Patron Dinner at the City Club, beginning at 5 pm.
- March 18: $15 for morning Session of Semifinals, $15 for afternoon Session of Semifinals, or $25 for both am and pm sessions of Semifinals.
- March 19: $25 for Finals at Bass Performance Hall
There is also a Patron Package for $100. This includes both days of the competition and a dinner following the finals on March 19 at the City Club of Fort Worth.