Soloman Howard is chosen as winner of 2019 Marian Anderson Vocal Award

The 2019 Marian Anderson Vocal Award has been bestowed upon Soloman Howard by Washington National Opera in recognition of a young American singer in opera, oratorio, or recital repertoire with outstanding promise for a significant career. In addition to a cash prize and an educational residency at Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the winner
performs in a recital co-presented by WNO and the Kennedy Center’s Fortas Chamber Music Concerts on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Terrace Theater. Howard was unanimously selected by a distinguished panel comprised of Evans Mirageas (Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera and the Vice President for Artistic Planning for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra), Michael Heaston (Music Director of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and Director of Opera Studies, Shepherd School at Rice University), Francesca Zambello (WNO Artistic Director), Samuel Gelber (WNO Director of Artistic Planning), and Colin Brush (WNO Artistic Administrator), plus two previous Marian Anderson Vocal Award winners and internationally renowned performers, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and bass-baritone Eric Owens.