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2016 Winners Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

2016 Winners Announced:

THE RYAN SMITH FIRST PLACE AWARD

Brian Vu – Age 26 – Baritone (North Carolina)

Lauren Feider – Age 23 – Soprano (Florida)

SECOND PLACE AWARD

Aleksandra Romano – Age 27 – Mezzo-soprano (South Carolina)

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS

Matthew Reese – Age 27 – Countertenor (North Carolina)

Alan Higgs – Age 28 – Bass-Baritone (Georgia)

 

Outstanding vocalists from North and South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia sing opera arias for the audience and a panel of expert judges, vying for a chance to advance to the National Finals on stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Always an exciting afternoon, the Met Auditions are a must for any opera lover. Catch a rising star!

Judges and Guest Artist Announced for the 2016 Auditions

Greg Henkel, Artistic Adminstrator – San Francisco Opera

Christopher Macatsoris, Music Director – Academy of Vocal Arts

Andrew Wentzel, Direcotr – Knoxville Opera

Guest Artist: Reginald Smith, Grand Finals Winner 2015

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