They Are The Champions: DF Covers AVA’s Giargiari Competition 2022

First Place winner Lydia Grindatto

As Parterre readers may know, I’ve been a long-time attendee of the Academy of Vocal Arts, including a number of their Giargiari Bel Canto competitions. These always have a special sense of occasion, but perhaps even more so this year: the timing intersected with Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O22, and it felt somehow felicitous that even as I sat in the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater, a block away at the Academy was Rossini’s Otello.

More to the point, this is likely the best Giargiari year in my experience, evidenced in several important ways…

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