On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Americas Society will present a number of young artists from the Instituto Superior del Arte del Teatro Colón, a training division of the famed theater in Buenos Aires.
Many of these artists are winners of the 12th Concurso Alejandro Cordero, a competition that features many of the young artists. It’s usually a major surprise to be selected from among your peers, especially when you know each other so well.
But for tenor Rodrigo Olmedo, the experience was one he can never forget for another reason.
“My first son was born the day before the competition. I was very sleepy but, fortunately, my voice responded very well. I even think I’ve never sung this well in a competition.” Olmedo told OperaWire.
While many of the participants have not taken in the Big Apple, Olmedo has. He was in New York back in 2013 to compete in the Marcello Giordani Vocal Competiton in Vero Beach but did note that he was itching to come back ever since.
Meanwhile, for soprano Rocio Fernández, the experience is a first on many levels.
“This trip to NY is at once the fulfillment of a dream and a challenge because it is the first time I sing as a soloist outside of Argentina,” she said.