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Bel Canto gears up for opera competition


On March 7, 1974, the Monastero family sponsored a small contest at their popular Chicago restaurant for voice students from Northwestern University. More than four decades later, the Bel Canto vocal competition has blossomed into a multi-night extravaganza involving dozens of singers and featuring more than $40,000 in prizes. This year’s competition will include semi-finals on March 11 and April 8, finals on April 29 and the Bravo Awards presentations on May 21, all at Monastero’s in Chicago. (773-588-2515)

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