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Fort Lee Singer Wins Verismo Opera's Vocal Competition

Fort Lee resident Sin Jo awarded first prize in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Vocal Competition.
Fort Lee resident Sin Jo awarded first prize in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Vocal Competition. Photo Credit: Courtesy of New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera

FORT LEE, N.J. -- Fort Lee's Sol Jin received first place in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Vocal Competition.

Jin, a baritone, won $2,000 for his first place finish and will have the opportunity to perform in Verismo Opera's fully staged upcoming productions.

Tenor Emmett O'Hanlon from Manhasset, N.Y., was awarded second place and a $1,000 prize. Soprano Janani Sridhar from New London, Conn. received third place and a $500 prize.

Jin and the other winners will be honored at the organization's debut of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda on April 17.

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