Application and Eligibility


Applications for the 2023-2024 season have closed.

Laffont Competition applications are to be submitted on Resonance.

Applicants may apply to the Competition once per season and are required to submit one video for the Qualifying round. Videos must be recorded from January 1 - July 31, 2023 and cannot be edited for sound or video enhancement. No pianist will be provided for the qualifying round. Videos may have live, pre-recorded, digital or app-based piano tracks. Orchestral or instrumental tracks or performances will NOT be accepted.

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

Recipients of any judge-awarded prizes at the District or Region levels of the 2022-2023 Competition are pre-qualified for the 2023-2024 season, should they choose to enter. They will need to complete the application through Resonance but not submit video recordings. These individuals will have their own priority registration day in advance of the additional singers that qualify for the 2023-2024 season.

Repertoire Requirements

Our District and Region competitions require four operatic arias in two or more languages of varying styles that best represent you at your current stage of vocal development.

An in-depth knowledge of language, style, and musicianship is essential for a successful operatic audition.

Registration and Competition Dates

Pre-Qualified Singer Registration| September 9, 2023, 12pm ET
Qualified Singer Registration | September 10, 2023, 12pm ET
General Applicant Registration| September 14, 2023, 12pm ET
Registration for the Laffont Competition takes place on Resonance.
Instructions are sent to registrants individually by email ahead of Registration.
Applications accepted | July 1-31, 2023
Results announced | September 1, 2023
District auditions | October 2023-January 2024
Region auditions | January-February 2024
National Semifinals | March 11, 2024
Grand Finals Concert | March 17, 2024
A complete list of this season's District and Region.


Participation in the 2023-2024 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition is subject to our governing regulations.

Are you ready?

You may be asking yourself, “Am I ready for the Met Competition?” Even though prize money is given, the real value to this competition is what you learn from it.