While the sun beat down Wednesday on Sharpe Field, the competition was even hotter. Clubbers from Boys’ and Girls’ Club sang their hearts (and lungs) out to answer the challenge “So You Think You’re Louder Than an Opera Singer?”
The event was part of the Chautauqua Opera Company’s Opera Invasion program, aimed at bringing opera off the stage and into unique settings around the grounds.
Fourteen-year-old Aiden Rice, a semi-finalist last year, made it all the way to the finals this year.
“It’s entertaining because most of the time I have to be very quiet and I’m not allowed to scream,” he said. “Sometimes it’s good to just let it all out.”