American soprano wins Vienna contest

American soprano wins Vienna contest


norman lebrecht

April 23, 2017

The winner of the 10th Hilde Zadek competition is Monica Dewey, 27, a soprano from Atlanta, now based in Bloomington, Indiana.

The competition is a major gateway to European opera stages.

Its founder, soprano Hilde Zadek, will turn 100 later this year.


  • Alexander says:

    ……. 😉

  • Alexander Davidson says:

    Another example of the ‘Slipped Tits’ phenomenon. The crude description was not my own: it was coined by somebody who used to preserve an archive of unfortunately cropped photographs of male and female chests see on the Slipped Disc main page. Really, though, can nothing be done about it?

    • Bviolinistic says:

      What are you referring to? I see nothing wrong with this photo…

      • Max Grimm says:

        He’s referring to the “preview” pictures that you see on the main SD page, before clicking on and opening the respective threads. The system(?) seems to focus on the center of the given images while resizing them to smaller preview sizes, often resulting in the preview image being a close-up of a person’s breasts/chest.

        • Bviolinistic says:

          Thank you, Max Grimm. Fair comment!

        • Alexander Davidson says:

          Exactly. It may seem a small complaint, but it looks slapdash and unprofessional. It also makes it hard to understand what an item is going to be about, since most of us recognise musicians (and others) by their faces.