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Fostering our special relation through the Opera: A night to remember at the Colombian Residence

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

The Embassy of Colombia to the United States celebrated the power of the Opera through the impressive talent of 13 amazing young singers who participated in an unforgettable night hosted by Ambassador of Colombia Juan Carlos Pinzon and his wife Pilar Lozano

The event organized in collaboration with the Washington National Opera´s Cafritz Young Artists showed how the program provides training designed to help bridge the gap between university/conservatory-level studies and a professional career in opera, described in their webpage.

Ambassador Pinzon was delighted to receive the young artists who showed their abilities in a night where once again Colombia and the United States converged to celebrate friendship and the special relation that both countries have since 1822. In its 20th season the program provides intensive study with renown vocal and dramatic coaches and offers voice lessons language classes Career Guidance and master classes with National Opera Staff and guest artists.

During his remarks, Ambassador highlighted the importance of the program and stated that “for more than six decades offered performances by the greatest opera talents the world has to offer and it is recognized as one of the leading Opera companies in the United States”.

Invitees to the event had the opportunity to share their love for music and celebrate with Colombian Hours d'oeuvres and some specialty drinks.

To continue fostering the special relation that has allowed presentations from important Colombian and American artists in both countries spreading their culture and values, the Embassy of Colombia has hosted events with the Kennedy Center and the Washington National Opera over the years.


• Johnathan Bryan

• Katerina Burton

• Dennis Chmelensky

• Duke Kim

• Amber R. Monroe

• Michelle Papenfuss

• Matthew Pearce

• Kevin Punnackal

• Hannah Shea

• Christian Simmons

• Adriano Spampanato

• Rehanna Thelwell

•Suzannah Waddington

For more information about the program:


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