Houston picks 4 studio singers, 2 repetiteurs
March 19, 2017 by norman lebrecht
After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen four new singers and two new pianist/coaches for the 2017–18 HGO Studio. The artists are Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor (pictured), the first-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2017; Thomas Glass, baritone, third-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2017; Jonathan Gmeinder, pianist/coach; Blair Salter, pianist/coach; Anthony Robin Schneider, bass; and Richard Smagur, tenor.
Cohen and Smagur are also competing today in the Met national opera auditions.
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