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Grand Winners 2013

During the Finals of the Met's National Council Auditions six young singers were selected as winners.

Michael Brandenburg Tenor - Central Region

Brandon Cedel Bass-Baritone- Middle Atlantic Region

Sydney Mancasola Soprano - New England Region

Musa Ngqungwana Bass-Baritone - Middle Atlantic Region

Rebecca Pedersen Soprano - Rocky Mountain Region

Thomas Richards Bass-Baritone - Central Region

 

Regional Winners

 

MONC Northwest Regional Winners Jan 27, 2013

L-R - Ksenia Popova, Hannah Dahlenburg, and Jessica Strong

 

Winner:

Jessica Strong, 26, soprano from Winnipeg, Manitoba

   Jessica advances to National Semi Finals in New York City March 3, 2013:

 

2nd Place:

Hannah Dahlenburg, 24, soprano from Melbourne Australia (Canadian citizen)

 

3rd Place:

Ksenia Popova, 23, Soprano, Seattle, WA

People's Choice Award:

Ksenia Popova, 23, Soprano, Seattle, WA

 

District Winners

 

Western Canada District Winners Nov. 18, 2012

L-R - Hannah Dahlenburg, Jessica Strong, Courtney Ruckman,

Bahareh Poureslami, Stephanie Nakagawa, and Evanna Chiew

 

Winners: advance to the Regional Audition in Seattle

Jessica Strong, 26, soprano from Winnipeg Manitoba

Hannah Dahlenburg, 24, soprano from Melbourne Australia (Canadian citizen)

 

Encouragement Award:

Evanna Chiew - 21 Mezzo-Soprano from Vancouver BC
Bahareh Poureslami - 20 Soprano from Burnaby BC
Stephanie Nakagawa - 24 Soprano from Vancouver BC
Courtney Ruckman - 25 Soprano from Mount Vernon WA

People's Choice Award:

Stephanie Domingues and Bahareh Poureslami

 

Western WA/Alaska District Winners Oct. 28, 2012

L-R - John Marzano, Serena Eduljee, Sunny Shams, Beth Pearson

Conni Clark, Ksenia Popova, David Borning and Christine Knackstedt

 

Winners: advance to the Regional Audition in Seattle

Sunny Shams, tenor, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle

Beth Pearson, soprano, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle

Ksenia Popova, soprano, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle

David Borning, baritone, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle

 

Encouragement Awards:

John Marzano, tenor

Serena Eduljee, soprano

 

People's Choice tied Award:

David Borning, baritone

Christine Knackstedt, soprano

 

Eastern WA/Idaho/Montana District Winners Oct. 21, 2012

Cynthia Bauder, Neila Getz, Arielle Nachtigal and John Knispel

Winners: advance to the Regional Audition in Seattle

Neila Getz, soprano, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle

Arielle Nachtigal, soprano, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle

John Knispel, baritone, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle

 

Encouragement Award:

Cynthia Bauder, soprano

 

Oregon District Winners Oct. 7, 2012

Caitlin Mathes, Lindsay Ohse, Anna Viemeister and Albert Glueckert

Winners:

Lindsay Ohse, soprano, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle

Anna Viemeister, soprano, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle

 

Encouragement Awards:

Caitlin Mathes, mezzo-soprano

Albert Glueckect, tenor

 

Opera News for the Pacific Northwest

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Please visit our Northwest Districts page for more information about our District Auditions.

2012-2013 Audition Application Information

http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/auditions/national/index.aspx

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Northwest Region

NORTHWEST REGION

(for a list of MONC Regions throughout the United States click here)

 

Mrs. Constance Clarke, Chairman

25812 76th Avenue SW

Vashon, WA 98070

(206) 463-2920 (H)

(206) 679-4443 (C)

(206) 463-2904 (F)

omaconni@comcast.com

 

William Maschmeier, Treasurer

610 Aloha Street, #501

Seattle, WA 98109

206-285-1373 (H)

206-962-2004 (B)

(206) 962-2104 (F)

wmaschmeier@usa.net

 

Patricia Haggerty, Assistant Treasurer

610 Aloha Street, #501

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 285-1373

(206) 724-1347

phaggerty@usa.net

 

Penny Rosse, Recording Secretary

725 9th Ave., Apt. 2104

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 407-1772

pgrosse@seanet.com

 

Richard Wiest, Publicity Director

20303 151st Pl. SW

Lynnwood, WA 98087-6345

(425) 678-8874 (H)

(206) 446-9012 (C)

porculcelmic@gmail.com 

 

Dwyla Donohue, Director, Regional Auditions

1200 Boylston Ave., #901

Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 329-2220 (H)

(206) 686-5056

(206) 686-5056 (F)

dwyladonohue@comcast.net

 

Stewart Law, Assoc. Director, Regional Auditions

933  11th Avenue E Apt A

Seattle, WA 98102-4543

Slaw933@comcast.net

Regional Final Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, 1:00PM Meany Hall, Seattle

 

Betty Carter, Assistant Director, Regional Auditions

900 Warren Avenue N., #301

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 523-6436

carteb20@bigplanet.com

 

Jutta (Mrs. Gerald) Allen, Director, Oregon District

4731 S.W. Fairhaven Drive
Portland, OR 97221-2613
Home: 503-294-0010
Business: 503-816-6162

juttaallen@comcast.net

 

Dawne Lacterman Dye, Director, Western Canada District

1088 Foster Street
White Rock, B.C. V4B 5L8
CANADA
Phone: 604-538-7794

dawne.dye@gmail.com

W. Canada Audition Sunday, Nov. 18. 2012, 11:00AM Vancouver Academy Mus.
 

Kate (Mrs. Douglas) Smith, Director, Western Washington and Alaska District

1893 East Hamlin Street
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 329-3731 (H)
(206) 419-3251

douglas.smith@comcast.net

Lucretia Pladera, Co-Director, E. Washington, Montana & Idaho District

1224 E. Celesta Drive, Apt. A
Spokane, WA  99202
509-535-0700

208-660-6290

lucretia9@comcast.net

Sherry Knott, Asst. Spokane Co-Director

1421 E. Celesta #5

Spokane, WA 99202

(509) 534-6802
sherrymknott@yahoo.com

 

Diana Livingston Friedley, Co-Director, E. Washington, Montana & Idaho District

Idaho State University, Music Dept.

921 South 8th Ave. Stop 8099

Pocatello, ID 83209-8099

(208) 282-4884

(208) 398-8409

lividian@isu.edu

 

NORTHWEST REGIONAL AUDITION

Dwyla Donohue, Director, Regional Auditions

Tel: (206) 329-2220

Fax  (206) 686-5056

e-mail: dwyladonohue@comcast.net

MONC Regional Audition January 27, 2013

 

Betty Carter, Assistant Director, Regional Auditions

900 Warren Ave. N. Apt.301

Seattle, WA 98109

Tel: (206) 523-6436

carteb20@bigplanet.com

 
Schedule for New York City events:
 
For the 2012-2013 season:
Arrival in New York for Semi-Finalists      Thursday, February 28, 2013
National Semi-Finals Sunday, March 3, 2013
National Grand Finals Concert Sunday, March 10, 2013
 

 

The purpose of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is to:

1. To discover exceptional young talent.

2. To provide a venue for young opera singers from all over the country and at all different levels of experience to be heard by a representative of the Metropolitan Opera and to assist those with the greatest potential in their development.

3. To identify new talent for the Metropolitan Opera and for possible participants in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

Many current and past participants in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program have successfully competed in the National Council Auditions, as have a high percentage of the principal artists on the Metropolitan Opera roster. On average, every season there are over 100 singers on the Met roster that have gone through the auditions program. The auditions are a nationwide competition beginning at the National Council's district level and culminating in the National Council Grand Finals Concert at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Applicants many choose to enter any district audition regardless as to whether they are a resident of the area. District winners must compete in the region finals of the region in which they were district winners. The winners from the sixteen regions represent their region at the National Semi-Finals in New York, where they will present two arias on the Metropolitan Opera stage accompanied by piano. Approximately ten of these singers are selected as National Finalists, and compete in the National Grand Finals Concert, which is held exactly one week later. The National Grand Finalists perform two arias each on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera accompanied by The MET Orchestra in the form of a concert. Up to five equal winners will be chosen and awarded $15,000 each, and the remaining Finalists will receive $5,000 each. National Semi-Finalists not advancing to the Finals each receive $1,500. The Grand Finals Concert is broadcast nationwide on The Metropolitan Opera Radio Network.

 

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 http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/auditions/national/application/app.aspx

 

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