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 2019-2020 Metropolitan Opera (Met) National Council Auditions is subject to our governing regulations.

Dates & Deadlines

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

Arrival in New York for Semifinalists - Friday, February 21, 2020
National Semifinals - Monday, February 24, 2020
National Grand Finals Concert - Sunday, March 1, 2020

Application deadlines for the National Council Auditions are determined by local Districts and Regions.


Please refer to the District and Region Audition Information section for the audition dates and deadlines for your area. District auditions occur October through February with the winners advancing to the Region Finals, which are generally held during the same months.


In order for your application to be processed, your district must receive your application fee payment.