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HAUGH COMPETITION WINNERS

ON APRIL 9, 2016, the Comic Opera Guild held the 13th Annual Harold Haugh Vocal Competition. The competition has no top age limit. It is open to all singers who are not professionally represented (under management), and is won by … Continue reading

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GRAND DUCHESS in English

The Comic Opera Guild has now added its recording of the recent production of Offenbach’s THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN to its large archive of operettas in English. Since its inception in 1973, the Guild’s mission has been to make … Continue reading

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Forgotten comic opera Erminie recorded by Comic Opera Guild

The land of opera and operetta is a great place to look for buried treasure. In the past ten years, the Comic Opera Guild has uncovered over 50 shows that had lain out of sight for a much as a … Continue reading

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12th Harold Haugh Competition proved a tight contest

The 12th Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition, held in the Jackson Symphony Hall, Jackson, MI, March 7, 2015, was heavily contested, with tenths of a point often separating the contestants. The singers, who traveled from Wisconsin to Connecticut to … Continue reading

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HER HIGHNESS THE PRINCE IMPRESSES

Comic Opera Guild’s spring production was a hilarious pastiche by COG founder Tom Petiet, with music by the father of operetta Jacques Offenbach. Not content to have produced many of the composer’s greatest hits, including La Belle Helene, La Vie … Continue reading

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11TH ANNUAL VOCAL COMPETITION PRODUCES WINNERS

Each year, the Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition attracts a bevy of young vocalists vying to test their abilities against others to see if they are ready to audition for opera companies, and to add a title to their … Continue reading

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The Rose of Castile recorded

ENGLISH BALLAD OPERA REDISCOVERED Continue reading

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LIGHT CAVALRY by Von Suppe

The first recording of Von Suppe’s operetta Light Cavalry has been issued by the Comic Opera Guild Continue reading

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10th HAUGH VOCAL COMPETITION

The 10th Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition 10th Annual Harold Haugh Vocal Competition, held Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s Performance Hall, attracted over 30 finalists from all over the United States. John Riesen, who recently … Continue reading

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VICTOR HERBERT RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

The Comic Opera Guild has just released its recording of Naughty Marietta, combined with the composer’s one-act farce Miss Camille. Recordings exist of this show, often regarded as Herbert’s best, but the Guild offers more than one additional take on … Continue reading

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