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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions- Upper Midwest Region

February 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – Upper Midwest Region – will be held Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:00PM – 4:30PM at the BENSON GREAT HALL at Bethel University.  This is a beautiful facility and is used by the Minnesota Youth Symphony, the  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and others.  BENSON GREAT HALL, seating 1,728, annually hosts several professional orchestras and choirs, youth conferences, graduation ceremonies, and corporate meetings.  We will be holding both the Minnesota District Auditions (which are on Saturday Feb 23), and the Upper Midwest Region Auditions in this Concert Hall. 

Parking at Benson Great Hall is FREE and conveniently located just across the drive from the Hall.  There is also a round-about which will allow you to drop off passengers and then proceed to the parking lot. (PHOTOS of hall & complex interior showing a very large lobby area)

All audition events are free and open to the public.

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Singers who have been selected during the District Auditions held in the IowaMinnesota, NebraskaNorth Dakota-Manitoba, and Wisconsin Districts will compete for cash prizes and the honor to compete in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Semi-Final Auditions in New York City – more information to follow

Contact:

Connie Fullmer, Upper Midwest Region co-director

5267 Nolan Parkway

Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

Home: 952 935 4717

Email:  info@metauditionsmn.org

 

North Dakota-Manitoba District MONC Auditions were on Saturday Oct 20th 2018

2 winners will sing in the Upper Midwest Regional Auditions on Feb 24, 2019 in St. Paul

 

Elsa Swanson, soprano, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD. She also won in 17-18.

Elena Howard-Scott, soprano, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

 

Wisconsin District MONC Auditions were on Saturday Nov 3rd 2018

4 winners will sing in the Upper Midwest Regional Auditions on Feb 24, 2019 in St. Paul

Angela De Venuto – soprano

Emily Triebold, mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Ward, baritone

Nicole Heinen, soprano

 

Nebraska District MONC Auditions were on Saturday Dec 1, 2018

The winner will sing in the Upper Midwest Regional Auditions on Feb 24, 2019 in St. Paul

Jose Maldonado – baritone

 

 

 

The 20 Winners from the five Upper Midwest Regional Districts on March 25 2018 as awards were announced:  facebook photos

Megan Grey, mezzo-soprano Iowa District Winner will be competing on April 22 in the Met Opera Semi-Finals in NYC     Flickr photos

Megan was one of 9 Semi-Finalists who progressed to the Grand Finals Concert on April 29 2018.  Though she was not one of the five chosen in the Grand Finals she sang beautifully and was a tremendous representative for our Upper Midwest Region- she will be a Young Artist with Merola Opera Program this summer in San Francisco!

Lauren Decker, contralto   Minnesota District Winner will be competing on April 22 in the Met Opera Semi-Finals in NYC     Flickr photos

Lauren sang beautifully and we are so proud that she represented the Upper Midwest Region in the Semi-Finals

Jessica Faselt, soprano   Minnesota District Winner will be competing on April 22 in the Met Opera Semi-Finals in NYC     Flickr photos

(Jessica was a 1st place winner in MN District and competed in the Semi-Finals on Apr. 22nd, was one of nine singers who progressed to the Grand Finals Concert on Apr. 29 2018 and emerged as one of the five winners of the Grand Finals competition- Congratulations Jessica!!! )

Jimmy Longoria, Edward Berkeley judge, Jessica Faselt, Lauren Decker, Megan Grey, Gayletha Nichols judge, Mark Morash judge, Connie Fullmer

Thanks to our great judges and singers this year.

Details

Date:
February 24, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm