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Chairman’s Blog Spring 2015

Dear Friends of MONC NW,

As I write this letter I am still in a state of exhilaration, pride and awe after having just attended the Metropolitan Opera National Council Finals in New York. Hearing the finalists sing from the Met stage with that incredible orchestra was a huge adrenaline rush. And after talking with …

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Chairman’s Blog November 2014

Dear Friends,

Last year we expanded our MONC NW Regional Finals to a three day “Opera Weekend” which included guest artists, a panel discussion as well as a master class with an illustrious master teacher. The response was enthusiastic and has inspired us to make this an annual event.

This year’s MONC Weekend is February …

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Chairman’s Blog Spring 2014

“This is why we do this,” I said to my friend after the Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions.

This year, my first as Northwest Regional Chairman, we set a goal to dramatically change our scope and visibility. I enlisted the help of a good friend who has had vast experience with non-profit organizations, to …

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Remembering Geraldina Sorrentino

By Melinda Bargreen

GeraldinaOnly five days before her death, soprano and longtime vocal-music activist Geraldina Sorrentino Hoefer was in fine fettle – dressed to the nines, made up to the tips of her eyelashes, and enjoying energetic conversation with fellow attendees at a Metropolitan Opera National Council Northwest musical soiree.

“You know, …

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