“Young soprano Elizabeth Gentner…has a supple, full-bodied voice perhaps better suited for a larger venue, but displayed a confidence and command of comedy unusual in a performer at such an early stage in her career.” ~Kathleen Whalen, Daily Republic Correspondent
Well the auditions are coming in, slowly but surely!
Last on the schedule, but definitely not least: Oper in Berg Festival, Grand Voci Competition in Salzburg Austria
This will be my final audition on this tour! It has high stakes both in Euros and in Opportunities. Besides the traditional first, second, third prizes there are also a number of performance prizes. Should I win one of these, for example, I would be cast to do Pamina in The Magic Flute in Salzburg! In addition, a long who’s who list of important people in Austrian opera will be in attendance. They will all be in one place either as judges or watching for their next soprano.
Part of the great advantage to being over in Europe for this duration is that by the time I step out onto the stage for this competition, I’ll have been auditioning on a regular basis in Europe for months. These opportunities are reason that your contributions are so important! If you haven’t looked at the Kickstarter campaign the link is here.
Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me!