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National Council Grand Finals Concert


The Met¹s National Council Auditions are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Over six decades, this competition for exceptionally talented singers from across the country has helped launch the careers of some of opera¹s greatest stars, including Stephanie Blythe, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Ben Heppner, Patricia Racette, and Deborah Voigt—as well as, more recently, Lawrence Brownlee and Angela Meade. This year¹s ten finalists will compete on the Met stage in the Grand Finals Concert on Sunday, March 10, at 3pm. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, a 1995 winner, will be the host and guest performer, with Marco Armiliato conducting the Met Orchestra.

Congratulations to the 2013 winners:
Michael Brandenburg — Tenor
Brandon Cedel — Bass-Baritone
Sydney Mancasola — Soprano
Musa Ngqungwana — Bass-Baritone
Rebecca Pedersen — Soprano
Thomas Richards — Bass-Baritone

Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

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