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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – Wisconsin District

November 4, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – Wisconsin District, will take place at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. CAPITOL DRIVE,(Google location & PHOTOS of hall) in Brookfield, WI.

Wisconsin District
Ms. Kathy Pyeatt, District Director
W66 N578 Madison Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Home: 414-881-8766
For more information about the Wisconsin District Auditions, please visit WWW.MONCWI.ORG

Judges for November 4th:

Christopher McBeth, Artistic Director, Utah Opera
Emily Pulley, Soprano
Darren K. Woods, Artistic Director Seagle Music Colony and The American Center for New Work Development

Yasuko Oura
David Sytkowski

Singers who will compete on November 4 (photos & biographical info)

Wisconsin District MONC Auditions were on Saturday Nov 4th 2017 (winners & Judges photo)

There were 6 winners who will be competing on Sunday March 25 in the Upper Midwest Regional MONC Auditions:

Christopher McBeth (judge), Ann Toomey, Aidan Smerud, Lindsay Metzger, Nathaniel Hill, Quinn Middleman, Rachel Blaustein, Emily Pulley(judge), and Darren Woods (judge).


ANN TOOMEY – soprano     Chicago, IL

AIDAN SMERUD –  Bass-Baritone     La Crosse, WI

LINDSAY METZGER – Mezzo-Soprano      Chicago, IL

NATHANIEL HILL –  baritone     Milwaukee, WI

QUINN MIDDLEMAN –  Mezzo-Soprano     Chicago, IL

RACHEL BLAUSTEIN –  soprano     Milwaukee, WI

Due to time constraints we will only accept the first 40 COMPLETE applications received.



Audition Information for 2016:
Saturday, October 15, 2016  10:00 AM
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI


SINGERS who competed on Oct 15 2016 and advanced to the Upper Midwest Regional MONC Auditons on Feb 19 2017:

Left to right:

AUSTIN SANDERS, Baritone   La Crosse, WI     Age 24   (Flickr photos)   ( Facebook photos)

ARIANA DOUGLAS, Soprano   Milwaukee WI     Age 25  (Flickr photos)   ( Facebook photos)

REUBEN LILLIE,     Baritone   Chicago     Il        Age  29  (Flickr photos)   ( Facebook photos)

EMILY POGORELC,  Soprano   Philadelphia  PA   Age 20  (Flickr photos)   ( Facebook photos)   (also won  People’s Choice Award)

2016 Judges, Accompanists, and Executive Committee (on MONC Wisconsin WEBSITE)
2017 Judges scheduled:  We are excited to have Christopher McBeth, Emily Pulley, and Darren Woods returning as judges.


November 4, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm