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SOPRANO MARY DUNLEAVY
THE 2006 MARIA CALLAS
DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Season subscribers to The Dallas Opera have selected immensely talented soprano Mary Dunleavy to be the honored recipient of the 2006 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Award for her performances as all four leading ladies in the Dallas Opera’s co-production of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann.
In a written statement, Ms. Dunleavy commented, “I
was one of the early
winners of The
Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition.
So it was
really wonderful to return to
Ms. Dunleavy, who earned her Masters Degree in Music from U.T.
frequently returns to instruct master classes, is praised as one of the
exciting singers in this generation of lyric coloratura sopranos. She
honored by the
Ms. Dunleavy was one of eight exceptionally gifted singing actors nominated by a panel of music critics and opera company officials to be considered for this year's award. The other nominees were Christophe Dumaux (Unulfo in Rodelinda, January 2006), Wolfgang Holzmair (Papageno in The Magic Flute, February 2006), Brandon Jovanovich (Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, November 2005), Maria Kanyova (Nedda in Pagliacci, November 2005), Jeffrey Kneebone (for the dual roles of Alfio and Tonio in Cavalleria and Pagliacci), Antonello Palombi (Canio in Pagliacci, November 2005) and Lyubov Petrova (Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, January 2006).