SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Opera singer and Scarsdale native Claudia Rosenthal is one of six winners of the 45th annual George London Foundation Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers, one of the most prestigious vocal competitions in the country.
The winners were announced at the conclusion of the competition’s final round, which took place in early February at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
Rosenthal, 29, is a first year resident artist at the Pittsburgh Opera. This season, she sings the roles of Amy in "Little Women"; Berta in "The Barber of Seville"; and Anne Trulove in "The Rake's Progress." She also made her debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
She recently received first prize in the Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition and was an Eastern regional finalist and recipient of the Rohatyn Great Promise Award at the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions.
She holds degrees from Mannes College (The New School for Music) and Yale Opera (The Yale School of Music).
Since 1971, the annual competition of The George London Foundation for Singers has been giving its George London Awards, and a total of more than $2 million, to an outstanding roster of young American and Canadian opera singers who have gone on to international stardom.
After three days of preliminary auditions during which 85 singers were heard, 23 were selected as finalists. Of these, six were selected as winners of George London Awards of $10,000 each, and nine were given George London Foundation Encouragement Awards of $1,000 each. The remaining eight finalists received $500 Honorable Mention awards.