Erica Petrocelli Wins Sullivan Award

Erica Petrocelli looking off into the distance at BSO gala rehearsal

Congratulations to Erica Petrocelli ‘14 ‘16 MM ‘18 AD, who has received an award from the William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation. In addition to a cash award of $10,000, the Sullivan Award provides an opportunity for rising artists to participate in a five-year program of continued financial aid for coaching in new roles. Erica's award was named for soprano Rose Bampton, a former Sullivan Foundation board member.

About The Sullivan Awards

The Foundation was established in 1956 through the estate of William Matheus Sullivan, a prominent New York lawyer and opera-lover who presented opera performances sung by Metropolitan Opera artists in his country home in Ridgefield, Connecticut. More than one thousand young singers have received support from the Sullivan Foundation.

NEC Performances featuring Erica

A recent #MusicMonday featured Erica rehearsing "Ain't It A Pretty Night" by Carlisle Floyd, from the opera Susannah with NEC faculty Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek for the BSO Opening Gala this season.

Erica performing Mozart's "Fra gli amplessi" from Cosi fan tutte.

Another performance featuring Erica — she played Salud in Falla's La vida breve.


Learn More about the Sullivan Award

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