Apply to Audition

Are you ready?

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


Participation in the 2020-2021 Metropolitan Opera (Met) National Council Auditions is subject to our governing regulations.

Audition Dates

All applications must be received by October 5, 2020. Singers that qualify for a District audition will be notified on Monday, October 12, 2020. At that time, you will receive detailed instructions on how to apply for one of our District dates. These auditions will be facilitated over Zoom and are not location dependent. You may apply to any District, regardless of your geographic location.

The National Semifinals and Grand Finals Concert will take place in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House on the following dates:

National Semifinals - Sunday, May 9, 2021*
National Grand Finals Concert - Sunday, May 16, 2021*

*Alternate plans will be made if we are unable to host the Semifinals and Grand Finals in person.


All applications must be submitted by Monday, October 5, 2020. Once you have qualified for a District audition (you will be notified on October 12, 2020), please refer to the District and Region Audition Information section for the audition dates and deadlines. District auditions will occur November through January with the winners advancing to the Region Finals, which will be held in February and March.


Payment information will be provided on October 12, 2020 to those singers who have qualified for a District audition.