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February 4, 1997

ROSA PONSELLE GOLD MEDALS TO BE AWARDED TO JOHN ARDOIN AND PETER MARK

During the Baltimore celebrations of the Centenary of Rosa Ponselle, gold medals are to be awarded to two outstanding personalities in the world of opera.

John Ardoin, music critic for the Dallas Morning News, will be a recipient of the award for his literary contributions in perpetuating the lives and legacies of our operatic greats in the field of journalism and through his many published biographies and of televised, musical-showcase specials and biographies.

Peter Mark, who is the Artistic and General Director of the Virginia Opera Company, will be honored for his unique dedication and contribution to our American operatic heritage through the nurturing and launching of our young generation of singers.

By special request of the late Rosa Ponselle to her Foundation Directors, tickets to all "Showcase" Concerts in her name are to be free to "her" Baltimore attendees and may be received by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to:

The Rosa Ponselle Foundation
"Windsor"
Stevenson, Maryland 2ll53-9999

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