National Council Auditions

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The 2015 National Semi-Finalists
M. Adams photo

Michael Adams
Baritone
Gulf Coast Region 

K. Henry photo Kathryn Henry
Soprano
Upper Midwest
Region 
J. Bank photo

Jenni Bank
Mezzo-Soprano
Great Lakes Region

D. Leigh photo David Leigh
Bass
Eastern Region 
N. Brownlee photo Nicholas Brownlee
Bass-Baritone
Western Region 
A. Maguire photo Anne Maguire
Mezzo-Soprano
Northwest Region 
J. Bybee photo Jared Bybee
Baritone
Middle Atlantic
Region 
Z. Owen photo Zachary Owen
Bass-Baritone
Midwest Region 
S. Cambidge photo Sarah Cambidge
Soprano
Rocky Mountain
Region 
R. Smith photo Reginald Smith, Jr.
Baritone
Southeast Region 
M. Costa-Jackson photo Marina
Costa-Jackson
Soprano
Middle Atlantic
Region 
M. Turner photo Matthew Turner
Bass
Mid-South Region 
W. Davenport photo William Davenport
Tenor
Southeast Region 
D. Uzun photo Deniz Uzun
Mezzo-Soprano
Central Region 
A. De Vita photo Allegra De Vita
Mezzo-Soprano
New England Region 
V. Verrez photo Virginie Verrez
Mezzo-Soprano
Eastern Region 
J. Dennis photo Joseph Dennis
Tenor
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.  To explore the rich history of the National Council, this short film was written and produced by Paul Gruber of the Metropolitan Opera Guild.  Starting with the Auditions of the Air in the 1930s and continuing today, the Auditions have been a defining step in the careers of our greatest opera stars.


The Audition, directed by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke, looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts. The feature-length documentary takes you behind the scenes at the 2007 National Council Auditions, where each year thousands of hopefuls compete for a cash prize, the chance to sing on the Met stage - and the opportunity to launch a major operatic career. View the trailer below and visit Met Opera on Demand or the Met Opera Shop to see the whole film.