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Fredonia alumnus Kyle van Schoovhoven wins Met Opera Final Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert

The Winners of the 2017 National Council Grand Finals Concert (from left) Kyle van Schoonhoven, Vanessa Vasquez, Samantha Hankey, Kirsten MacKinnon, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen and Richard Smagur. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Fredonia alumnus Kyle van Schoonhoven was a Winner on Sunday at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert, held at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 2011 Fredonia School of Music graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education was accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Host for the event was renowned opera singer Renée Fleming. During the finals, Mr. van Schoonhoven performed the “mad scene” from the opera “Peter Grimes” by Benjamin Britten, and "Rienzi's Prayer" from Richard Wagner's "Rienzi."   Read the full story

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