Above, ECU music graduate Mary-Jean O’Doherty competes to win an international voice competition in Paris.
ECU associate professor of voice John Kramar in the School of Music reported that 2005 graduate Mary-Jean O’Doherty (bachelor of music in voice and flute performance major) won first prize in the Paris Opera Awards Competition, an international voice competition.
She performed arias from Delibes’ Lakmé and Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos.
O’Doherty has recently sung the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in Prague, and participated in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ Young Artist Program. She is now understudying the title role in Berg’s Lulu for the Welsh National Opera.
Read more about O’Doherty and see more video at http://www.paris-opera-awards.fr/parisoperraawards-9480.html.