PLNU Students Honored by Opera Buffs
On Sunday, Nov. 7, PLNU students Christen Horne and Austin Thompson were honored by Opera Buffs, Inc.
Opera Buffs, Inc. of Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization which supports seasoned and emerging opera singers between the ages of 19 and 40 by offering grant money and performance opportunities.
Horne, a junior soprano, and Thompson, a senior bass-baritone, were two of only six singers selected for grant eligibility and for participation in the Opera Buffs Spring Showcase. A total of 41 singers, some of whom have graduate degrees or are residents in the Los Angeles Opera Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, participated in the auditions. The only other school to have two singers selected was the University of Southern California.
The Spring Showcase will be held at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles on Mar. 6, 2011.
PLNU Senior Christian Sanders was also honored by Opera Buffs and performed in the Fall Showcase on Oct. 31, 2011.
Horne and Thompson are participating in Point Loma Opera Theatre’s (PLOT) next production, Cendrillon, on Nov. 11-14, 16, and 18.