Eight Eastman School of Music voice and opera students will compete in the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 in Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester.
Singers will compete for cash prizes and perform for a recognized conductor, stage director or impresario serving as judge. This year’s adjudicator is Catherine Malfitano, an opera singer and teacher. She will provide a Q&A session after the awards ceremony.
For the finals, singers prepare three arias in two different languages. The top three winners will receive prizes totaling $4,050. A reception will follow the competition.
This year’s finalists are Therese Carmack, Krysten Chambers-Jones, Mark Hosseini, Athene Mok, Brianna Robinson, Mariya Vasilevskaya, Adam Wells and Sarah Yaden.