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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – North Dakota-Manitoba District

October 20 at 11:00 am

The North Dakota-Manitoba District Auditions will be held at:         GOOGLE MAP

Hughes Fine Arts Center

3350 Campus Road, Stop 7125

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND 58202

North Dakota-Manitoba District
Dr. Royce Blackburn, District Co-Director
Cell: 701-747-0465

Judges for 2018-19 North Dakota-Manitoba District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Dean Williamson – Nashville Opera music director

Roger Malouf – Metropolitan Opera – retired assistant conductor

Laurie Rogers – Opera Saratoga

Guest Master Class conducted by Roger Malouf on Friday Oct 19  4-6PM

Audition Information:
Saturday, October 20, 2018 –  starting time 11:00AM

Guest Master Class conducted by Dean Williamson on Saturday Oct 19 3PM following auditions

Josephine Campbell Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Building, University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, ND

Capacity: The first 30 applications received will be accepted.

The Auditions Concert begins at 11:00 a.m., and will be followed later that afternoon by an Awards Ceremony.

FACEBOOK PAGE for North Dakota- Manitoba District Met Opera National Council Auditions

Deadline: TBA

SINGERS who will be competing on October 20th

Elsa Swanson, soprano

Salvatore Scavo, baritone

Karly Ritland, soprano

Eric Olson, Baritone

Katherine Mayba, soprano

Jessica Kos-Whicher, soprano

Nathan Haltiwanger, baritone

Sawyer Craig, soprano

Sydney Clarke, soprano

Christina Christensen, mezzo soprano

Chris Donlevy, tenor

Jayne Hammond, soprano

Emma Johnson, soprano

Tyrie Williams, bass

Tessa Hartl, soprano


Online Singer Applications will begin on August 1st and close October 1st 2018

Online Applications are available NOW at THIS LINK




North Dakota-Manitoba Auditions  Saturday Oct 28 2017 winners:

Logan Barat ND-MB Met Opera District Winner Oct 28 2017    Photos from Upper Midwest Regional

Elsa Swanson ND-MB Met Opera District Winner Oct 28 2017    Photos from Upper Midwest Regional


October 20
11:00 am