National Capital Opera Society announces winners of its Brian Law Opera Competition

Biennial competition celebrates three winners of prizes totalling over $10,000

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BLOC winners Jennifer Olenic (centre), Joel Allison (left) and Jeanine Williams (right)
BLOC winners Jennifer Olenic (centre), Joel Allison (left) and Jeanine Williams (right) Photo: Klaus S
The National Capital Opera Society held its biennial Brian Law Opera Competition in collaboration with Concerts By The Canal at Southminster United Church in Ottawa on October 14, 2017. Six talented National Capital Region finalists performed three arias each to great audience acclaim.
NCOS is delighted to announce that the first prize of $5,000 was awarded to soprano Jennifer Olenic. Second prize ($3,000) went to bass-baritone Joel Allison and third prize ($1,000) to soprano Jeanine Williams. The three remaining finalists, soprano Carolyn Beaudoin, baritone Ryan Hofman and mezzo-soprano Danielle Vaillancourt were each awarded $500.