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Soprano Katerina Burton

George and Nora London Foundation Names Award Winners for 2024

Six young singers received the George London Award, valued at $12,000 each


The 2024 edition of the George and Nora London Foundation Competition has recently come to a close. Open to American and Canadian opera singers, the competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious of its kind. In 2024, the finals were held at New York's Morgan Library and Museum.

After three intense days of semi-finals, twelve singers were selected to proceed to the next round. Of these, six were given the flagship George London Award of $12,000, while the other six received the George London Encouragement Award of $2,000.

The recipients of the George London Award are as follows:

  • Katerina Burton, soprano
  • Emily Treigle, mezzo-soprano
  • Erin Wagner, mezzo-soprano
  • Samuel White, tenor
  • Benjamin Dickerson, baritone
  • Darren Drone, baritone

The recipients of the George London Encouragement Award are as follows:

  • Adia Evans, soprano
  • Renée Richardson, soprano
  • Emily Rocha, soprano
  • Cierra Byrd, mezzo-soprano
  • Bergsvein Toverud, tenor
  • Ben Strong, bass-baritone

Previous winners of the competition include Christine Brewer, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Catherine Malfitano, James Morris, Eric Owens, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky, Neil Shicoff, Willard White, and Dawn Upshaw.

In 2024, the jury comprised Harolyn Blackwell, Susan Quittmeyer, Susanne Mentzer, Dimitri Pittas, and James Morris.

You can view the finals in full below. Michael Fennelly is the collaborative pianist for all singers.


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