First Prize and Audience Choice Award winner soprano Karine Boucher with John Van Driel of Classical 96.3 FM.
Photo Cred: Michael Cooper Photographic
Soprano Karine Boucher from Quebec City took home first prize and the Audience Choice Award sponsored by The New Classical 96.3 FM. at the Canadian Opera Company’s third annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 26, 2013, at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
The competition is the feature event of the COC’s inaugural Ensemble Studio Competition Gala, Centre Stage, an evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. Boucher was selected from nine finalists to receive the $5,000 first prize award.