Boston University News Release

24th June, 1999

Winnebago, Minn. Resident Wins in Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

BOSTON ó Winnebago, Minn. resident Kelly Kaduce, a recent graduate of Boston University's School for the Arts, was one of five winners at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert in April.

Selected from a pool of more than 2,500 singers from North America and Australia, soprano Kaduce performed her final pieces with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra on the stage of the 4,000-seat Metropolitan Opera in New York. Her performance included renditions of "Song to the Moon" from Dvor૒s Rusalka and "The Jewel Song" from Gounodís Faust.

While enrolled in the Master of Music program at Boston University, Kaduce performed a wide range of opera, operetta, and musical theater. Among her roles are the widow in Dominick Argentoís The Boor, Josephine in Gilbert and Sullivanís H.M.S. Pinafore, and Lilli Vanessi in Cole Porterís Kiss Me, Kate.

In addition to winning Boston University's 1999 Concerto Aria Competition, Kaduce has won awards in the New Jersey Alliance of Performing Artists, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the Annamaria Saritell-Dipanni Bel Canto Competition.

Kaduce gave her final student performance at Boston University on May 4 with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra at the Tsai Performance Center. She will spend the summer performing at the Glimmerglass Opera Company in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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