Savannah Voice Festival Honors Mignon Dunn With 2nd Annual Sherrill Milnes Award


Mignon Dunn
Mignon Dunn

The Savannah VOICE Festival’s first weekend sets the tone for a stunning second annual Festival which will take place from August 1st – 17th 2014. The first three days offers Savannah residents and visitors the opportunity to hear all the Festival artists at ‘Death By Aria’, followed by a recital fresh from Carnegie Hall by the talented Jennifer and Christopher Cano, then the first performance of the Festival Opera “Don Giovanni” on Sunday August 3rd with the culmination of the weekend at the Festival Opera Dinner that evening.

Festival Artistic Director, Sherrill Milnes invites opera lovers to a magical evening – “Don Giovanni” at Christ Church from 5-7pm then from 7.30pm at the Westin Savannah Harbor a the Festival Opera Dinner. This unique event includes the opportunity to meet the cast of the opera, the presentation of the second annual Sherrill Milnes award to mezzo-soprano, Mignon Dunn which is hosted by the Westin Savannah Harbor – the Festival’s home which is turned into a vocal conservatory for the duration of every Savannah VOICE Festival.

The Sherrill Milnes VOICE Award has been established to recognize an individual’s outstanding contribution to passing the torch of vocal excellence to the next generation through personal involvement in the training of young artists. That the second annual Sherrill Milnes VOICE Award will be presented to Mignon Dunn, once again demonstrates the legendary status of Milnes in the opera world. The Sherrill Milnes VOICE awards are given to opera stars who like himself are committed to nurturing the next generation of talent.

To buy tickets for the Opera Performance and Dinner ($115 for both events with opera tickets available separately for $43), join the VOICE Society or for more information about the VOICE Festival’s plans, visit www.savannahvoicefestival.org, email info@savannahvoicefestival.org or call 855.76.OPERA


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