Apply to Audition


The application for the 2022-2023 season is now closed. Applications for the 2023-2024 season will open during the summer of 2023.

Applicants may apply to the Competition once per season and are required to submit 1-2 pre-recorded videos for the Qualifying round. Videos must be taken in the 2022 calendar year and cannot be edited for sound or video enhancement. No pianist will be provided for the prerecorded qualifying round. Videos may have live, pre-recorded, digital or app-based piano tracks. Orchestral or instrumental accompaniment tracks or performances will NOT be accepted.

Qualifying videos are reviewed by Met Artistic Staff and evaluated as a whole, not by the singer's hometown or current residence.

Recipients of any judge-awarded prizes (Encouragement or Winners) at the District or Region levels of the 2021- 2022 Competition are automatically qualified for the 2022-2023 season, should they choose to enter. They will need to complete the application through Resonance but not submit new video recordings. These individuals will have their own priority registration day in advance of the additional singers that qualify for the 2022-2023 season.

Audition Dates

Qualifying submissions accepted | July 1-31, 2022
Qualifying results announced | September 1, 2022
District auditions | October - January, 2023
Region auditions | February-March 2023
National Semifinals | April 17, 2023
Grand Finals Concert | April 23, 2023
To view a complete list of this season's District and Region competitions, please click here. (Available September 2, 2022)


Participation in the 2022-2023 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition is subject to our governing regulations.

Are you ready?

As a young singer, you may be asking yourself, “Am I ready for the Met Competition?” Even though prize money is given, the real value to these auditions is what you learn from them.