Canadian baritone Elliot Madore, winner of the 2010.
Canadian baritone Elliot Madore, winner of the 2010 Metropolitan
Opera National Council Auditions, was awarded the ARIAS Emerging Young
Artist Award at a concert at the University of Torontos Walter Hall Dec.
9. The award was announced at the 2010 Opera Canada Awards last October
(see p 32), though Madore, currently a member of the Metropolitan
Opera's Lin-demann Young Artist Program, was unable to attend
because he was rehearsing Puccini's Schaunard with Opera Colorado.
ARIAS: Canadian Opera Student Development Fund (formerly Canadian Opera
Volunteer Committee) has awarded more than 900 scholarships to young
artists across Canada over its 63-year history. The goal of the
organization, says ARIAS chair Arija Stiver, is "to ensure that
Canada continues to be recognized as a major presence on the opera
stages of the world."