"I would urge every young singer to acquaint himself, better to immerse himself, in all of the arts. The cultivated and versatile human can be sensed in the work of every distinguished artist... It is the attention to such details which will make the difference between talented singers and compelling artists."
George London

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"In an era when several of New York's most appropriate spaces for vocal recitals flout their to present this exquisite art form, New Yorker's have to salute the commitment by the George London Foundation and the Morgan Library and Museum in presenting a yearly series of duo recitals with piano in the intimate Gilder Lehrman Hall." - David Shengold, Classical Voice North America

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The George London Awards competition, named after the renowned bass baritone, has been one of the most reliable purveyors of young talent since its founding in 1971.

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“The elegant recitals & illuminating master classes presented by the George London Foundation are a living testament to the peerless bass-baritone’s talent and generosity.” - F. Paul Driscoll, Opera News December 2009

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The George London Foundation began a series of duo recitals at The Morgan Library in New York City in 1995, often featuring past winners of the competition as a means to create exposure for the Foundation and its grantees.

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Meet Erin Wall

Recent season highlights for Erin Wall include the title role in Arabella and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, both at the Metropolitan Opera, and a 2013 performance in the BBC Proms presentation of Tippett’s 'The Midsummer Marriage.' This summer she sings Clémence in Kaija Saariaho's L'amour de loin in a new Robert LePage production with L'Opéra de Québec, and performs in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra.


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Meet Adam Lau

"Also making a stunning impression was thirty-year-old bass Adam Lau, who displayed a uniformly beautiful tone and keen acting skills in Claggart's aria from Billy Budd. Lau's final 'I will destroy you' seemed to hang in the air for some time after he finished singing."- Brian Kellow, Opera News - May 2015


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The George London Foundation fills an extremely important role in the opera world by supporting and encouraging young singers. Join us in our mission; your support enables us to continue working at the highest level for singers of great promise.

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The George London Foundation holds one of the oldest vocal competitions in the United States and Canada, offering among the most substantial awards to outstanding opera singers.

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The GLF began a series of duo recitals at the Morgan Library in New York in 1995 often featuring past winners as a means to create exposure for the Foundation and its grantees.

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The George London Foundation for Singers is a 501 (c)(3) corporation supported by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, foundation and corporations.

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