Named Awards

Really Spicy Opera administers several named awards honoring various individuals:

  • Charles Ray Considine Memorial Fellowship
    • Charles Ray Considine was a lifelong connoisseur and supporter of the arts, who counted as some of his happiest memories singing with the San Francisco Opera Chorus.
    • 2022 Recipient: Megan Cohen
  • Liliana Considine Memorial Fellowship
    • Liliana Considine was a competitive runner, gymnast, and nurse.
    • 2022 Recipient: Caroline Cao
  • Thalia Kelly Considine Memorial Fellowship
    • A long-time university faculty member at San Diego State University, Thalia Kelly Considine was a master of problem solving, and a strong believer in fundamental hospitality.
    • 2022 Recipient: Marianna Mott Newirth
  • Thalia Graham Kelly Memorial Fellowship
    • A gifted artist and philanthropist, Thalia Graham Kelly was a noted San Diegan poet and painter who believed strongly in civic leadership  and community building.
    • 2022 Recipient: Susan Bradley Smith
  • Philip Gossett Memorial Fellowship
    • One of the most influential opera scholars of the 20th century, Dr. Philip Gossett oversaw the Complete Rossini Edition and was a beloved mentor to several generations of music students.
    • 2022 Recipient: Marianna Mott Newirth
  • Mildred Look Fellowship
    • 2022 Recipient: Ellen Denham
  • Donald Look Memorial Fellowship
    • A cornerstone of the Honolulu business community, Donald Look was an avid believer in continuous self-improvement.
    • 2022 Recipient: Rylan Leo Helmuth
  • James Winn Memorial Fellowship
    • A noted scholar of John Dryden and the relationship between music and poetry, Dr. James Winn was a beloved professor of English, administrator, and mentor to countless doctoral students. As a flautist, he embodied the musically vivacious spirit of the historical figures that he studied.
    • 2022 Recipient: Sean Spicer

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