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Washington District Auditions October 27, 2018

Kathryn Kibota mezzo-soprano; Stephanie Pfundt, soprano

Kathryn Kibota mezzo-soprano; Stephanie Pfundt, soprano
Photo by Glenda Williams

The two winners advancing to the NW Regional Finals on February 10 are:
Soprano Stephanie Pfundt, Age 23, Petersburg, Alaska
Mezzo Soprano Kathryn Kibota, Age 22, Vancouver, WA
Each singer received $1500 as a prize

Maria Kerlee Bozich, soprano; Lauren Kulesa, soprano; Marissa Moultrie, soprano;

Maria Kerlee Bozich, soprano; Lauren Kulesa, soprano; Marissa Moultrie, soprano; Laura Sanders, soprano
Photo by Glenda Williams

Encouragement awards of $500 each went to:
Soprano Maria Kerlee Bozich, Age 25, Seattle, WA
Soprano Lauren Kulesa, Age 24, Bothell, WA
Soprano Marissa Moultrie, Age 21, Tacoma, WA
Soprano Laura Sanders, Age 24, San Francisco, CA

Nino Sanikidze, Brent McMunn, Richard Bado

Nino Sanikidze, Brent McMunn, Richard Bado
Photo by Glenda Williams

Judges were:
Richard Bado, Houston Grand Opera, Brent McMunn, USC Opera, and Nino Sanikidze, Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program

Arias selected by our two winners were:
Pfundt: 1) Doll Aria (Hoffmann)
2) Durch zärtlichkeit und schmeicheln(Abduction)
Kibota: 1) Things change, Jo (Litttle Women)
2) Voi, che sapete (Figaro)

Bravo to all singers!

Western Washington/Alaska District Winners

Congratulations to Western Washington/Alaska District winners: mezzo Wendy Buzby (San Francisco), tenor John Marzano (Tacoma), soprano Abigail Mitchell (Kirkland), soprano Courtney Ruckman (Mt.Vernon), and tenor Sunny Shams (Vancouver, BC) .

Encouragement Awards went to soprano Alexa Jarvis (Seattle) and mezzo Cecily Reverman (Tigard, Oregon).

The People’s Choice Award went to Abigail Mitchell.

Bravi tutti!

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Western WA / Alaska District Winners, Oct. 28, 2012

Pictured: L to R, John Marzano, Serena Eduljee, Sunny Shams, Beth Pearson
Conni Clark, Ksenia Popova, David Borning and Christine Knackstedt.

Winners (advance to the Regional Audition in Seattle):

Sunny Shams, tenor, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle.
Beth Pearson, soprano, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle.
Ksenia Popova, soprano, …

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