Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact: Jess Brown · email@example.com
Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex
Loyola University New Orleans will once again play host to several young aspiring operatic stars as they compete for the chance to perform on one of the world’s most prestigious stages at the Metropolitan Opera National Council District and Regional Auditions.
The winner of the regional auditions will advance to the national semi-final round, held in March on the Metropolitan Opera Stage in New York City.
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 auditions are held annually in 14 regions of the United States and Canada. There are 42 districts within these regions, each providing an opportunity for talented singers to enter the auditions program at the local level.
Many of the world’s foremost singers, including 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 contestants appear in Metropolitan Opera productions.