Winner declared in The Epic Opera Excerpt Battle

Thirty-two excerpts battled throughout June and into July in The Epic Opera Excerpt Battle. The final skirmish has concluded and a winner has been declared.

Götterdämmerung and Nabucco fought the good fight. And the winner is…

Enjoy this wonderful performance of the winning excerpt:

We all know that the real winner is the trombone… but the final bracket is available for your enjoyment.

A zillion thank-you’s to our supremely talented and generous friend Roger Cutts, Principal Trombone of the Welsh National Opera, who recorded many opera excerpts from the trombone section’s perspective. Thirty-two of his videos competed ferociously all month but, in the end, only one reigned supreme.