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February 11, 2011

Trusty wins Met regional

Feb. 11, 2011 —     Morehead State University’s Andrea Trusty, a soprano, captured first prize in the Mid-South Regional Metropolitan Opera Competition on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in Germantown, Tenn.

    A 2004 MSU graduate, Trusty is a native of Ezel (Morgan County) and a lecturer in MSU’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

    She is the daughter of Leila Trusty of Ezel and Bill Trusty of Mize.

    After winning the Kentucky District auditions in November, Trusty claimed the top prize in the region. The Mid-South Region comprises the districts in Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.

    A total of 16 singers -- eight sopranos, one mezzo-soprano, six baritones and one bass -- competed in the region. Trusty will now advance to the Metropolitan Opera Semifinals Concert in early March.

    She will perform on the Metropolitan Opera Stage, where she will compete against 22 other singers. From those, six to eight will be chosen to sing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in the Grand Finals Concert on March 13.

    “I have waited so long for the opportunity to sing at the Metropolitan Opera. I've dreamed of this for a long time, and now it is finally happening. I'm very blessed,” said Trusty.

    As a student, she had the opportunity to perform several major operatic roles with MSU OperaWorks, including the title roles in Bizet’s “Carmen,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Iolanthe,” and the role of the mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” She was a Kentucky State and Mid-South Regional winner of the auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

    She began vocal study as a student at Morgan County High School with Dr. Roma Prindle, associate professor, and continued to study with her until she graduated from MSU.

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