“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
Kentucky District Competition Date:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Place: Memorial Hall, University of KY, Lexington, KY
Winners' prize money is $4,500 with no more than $1500 to each winner.
Gail Robinson Encouragement Award $500
A Master Class
will be conducted at a time/place to be announced.
Opera Auditioners will be given
preferential opportunity to participate.
Come join us to see how aspiring singers are coached by the masters.
Application deadline: Monday, November 17, 2014
Only the first 30 applications will be accepted
Application fee is $30
Checks should be made payable to
Checks should be payable to OperaLex and mailed to:
3445 Derby Landing Circle
Lexington, KY 40513
FOR RULES, REGULATIONS, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS,
AND THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT
THE MET WEBSITE
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.
- $7,000 - Winner
- $3,000 - Second Place
- $2000 - Third Place
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.