Region Finals 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us at the Region Finals as 12 singers compete for a spot in the Semi-Finals to be held on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
Doors open at 12pm, and the singing will commence at 1pm. Then join us at a reception while the judges deliberate (at approximately 3pm) and stay for the announcement of the singers on stage.
Judges for the day are Gayletha Nichols, Craig Rutenberg and Paul Kilmer. Bios will be available on our website. The singers will be accompanied on the piano by Doug Martin.
Please consider paying the full suggested ticket price or making a donation. Not only will you enjoy two hours of beautiful singing, but also a reception with light refreshments and small bites.
The MONC Eastern Region is a non-profit and relies on generous donations from supporters like you. Your donation is used to provide generous prize money to our deserving young singers. The Eastern Region Committee itself is covering the cost of holding the auditions in a professional space with knowledgeable judges from the music business.
For more information about the Region Finals, including the program and aria selections of each singer, keep an eye on our website (www.nycmonc.org) and Facebook page.
If you have donated $75 or more this season (excluding Launch Tickets), your name will automatically be added to the guest list.
The finalists, in order of appearance, are:
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I arrive late or leave early?
Yes, you can come and go throughout the afternoon. You will be able to enter or leave the hall every time a singer finished auditioning.
Can I applaud?
Yes, we encourage you to show your support.
When & Where
Metropolitan Opera National Council Eastern Region
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. The Eastern Region is one of 13 Regions in the US which holds preliminary audtions before singers move on to audition at the MetOpera. The auditions are administered by volunteers and all money raised is used to award singers prize money to help further their careers.
Many of the world’s foremost singers, among them Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Ben Heppner, Jessye Norman, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade, Deborah Voigt and Dolora Zajick have received awards from the National Council. Annually, approximately 100 former auditioners appear in Metropolitan Opera productions.