CANTON (WWJ) – Talented International Festival performers will fill the grounds of Canton’s Liberty Fest with sights and sounds from around the globe on Saturday, June 18 from 11 am to 6 pm from the Canton Live! Stage.

One of the many featured performances slated to take place during the International Festival is a special presentation by three sopranos from the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan. Alexandria Clark, Corinthia Sims, and Amanda Walker are set to perform on stage starting at 1:30 pm.

Alexandria Clark, a graduate student of the University of Michigan’s School of Music,  was a recipient of Young Artist and Arts Award in voice, and a finalist twice in the annual Verdi Opera’s Italian Songs and Arias Vocal Competition.

Corinthia Sims, a graduate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit, won First Prize in the George Shirley African-American Art Song and Operatic Aria Competition and was selected as one of the ten finalists out of 61 participants in the Verdi Opera’s vocal competition.

Amanda Walker won first place at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition. As a student at Rochester High School, Walker was chosen as one of the ten finalists in the 2011 Verdi Opera vocal competition.

The Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, founded in 1988 and based in Canton, is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the development of young opera singers, and to foster appreciation of the music of Giuseppe Verdi and other composers of opera and popular music for the theater.

Don’t miss these talented performers on the Canton Live! Stage at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 in beautiful Heritage Park, located adjacent to Canton’s Administration Building, west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill Road and Summit Parkway.

For a full list of International Festival performances, click here.

For more information about this year’s International Festival and all things related to Canton’s Liberty Fest, visit


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