The Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition was formed to honor one of the finest Oratorio Tenors and stage performers of the last century, Harold Alberto Haugh. Upon retirement in 1960, he became active in local theater and starred in six productions for the Comic Opera Guild. Educator (for 34 years) and performer, Prof. Haugh died in 2000, aged 94.
The Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition has no top age limit. It is open to all singers who are not professionally represented (under management) and who have not worked full-time as a professional singer. The competition is also intended to promote the variety of fine music produced by the composers of Light Opera. Singers can choose music from light classical sources that provide them a means to show their acting ability.
Download the Application Instructions PDF below to understand the competition rules. When ready, use the entry form, digital or paper, and submit it with the following materials by FEBRUARY 19, 2021:
• A good quality CD or MP3 recording, demonstrating the applicant’s vocal skill. Applicant must include two selections on the recording. The selections should be:
–1. A song or solo from the light opera repertoire
–2. An aria from opera or oratorio
Selections must be well-recorded and clear. A poor recording will be rejected.
• A recent head shot (8 x 10 preferred, 4 x 6 acceptable)
• A check for $40 (add $5.00 if submitting digitally) made out to the Comic Opera Guild, as an audition/application fee and guarantee of appearance.
• OPTION: Add $55.00 and copies of sheet music of your musical selections if you will require the services of a Guild accompanist.
Applications will be available soon.
Foor more info, go to http://www.comicoperaguild.org/PAGES/VOCAL-COMPETITION.html