Kentucky District




“For me, the auditions have shaped my career into what it is today. They began opening opera house doors from the very first round. If it weren’t for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, I most certainly would not have the kind of career that I have today.”
      Gregory Turay,       National Winner 1995




“I met a lot of wonderful friends and associates in the business through the National Council Auditions. We continue to stay in touch throughout the years, and enjoy getting together and catching up whenever possible.”

Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano




Mid-South Region Auditions:

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dear Opera Supporter,

Due to the inclement weather, the Metropolitan Opera Mid-South Regional Auditions scheduled for this Saturday, February 21, are forced to relocate and therefore will be closed to the public.  We thank our loyal audience for their continued support and regret this unavoidable change of venue.

Marcus Küchle
Gayletha Nichols
David Roth

Official accompanist:Cliff Jackson

Kentucky District Competition Date:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Memorial Hall, University of KY, Lexington, KY

2014 Winners
Rebecca Farley, Matthew Turner, Christopher Kenny.

Gail Robinson Encouragement Award Recipients
Mary Catherine Wright, Shareese Arnold, Jonathan Parham.

Wolfgang Brendel
Carroll Freeman
Stanford Olsen

Official Accompanist:
Cliff Jackson

Winners' prize money was $4,500 with no more than $1500 to each winner.
Gail Robinson Encouragement Award $500

Master Class
Wolfgang Brendel taught the Master Class
on Sunday, Nov 23 at 2:00 pm

The winners will advance to the Mid South Region Auditions
hosted by OperaLex in Lexington
February 21, 2015

Judges for Mid South Region Auditions to be announced.

Prize Money:
as much as $13,000 in prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the judges

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are a nation-wide vocal competition. In this 61st season of auditions there are 40 District auditions sites and 13 Regional auditions sites throughout the continental United Sates, Canada and Puerto Rico. Over 1,500 singers between the ages of 20 and 30 participate in the District audition of his or her choice. Winners at the District level advance to compete in their Region Finals.  


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