UNO students Grace Kolbo, Elijah Brown, Roni Shelley Perez, and Marcel Daly competed in the National Opera Association’s Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition in Santa Barbara, California, on January 6, 2017. The students qualified to compete at the live national competition through a preliminary video audition.
Grace Kolbo and Elijah Brown performed “Don’t Forget the Lilac Bush” from Street Scene by Kurt Weil (music) and Langston Hughes (lyrics). They received second place in the Opera I Division (undergraduate opera competitors).
Roni Shelley Perez and Marcel Daly performed “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” from Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin. They received first place in the Musical Theatre Division.