Whitney Hale

By

College: Fine Arts

Met Opera District Auditions Return to Memorial Hall

Published: Nov 21, 2013

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2013) — The Kentucky District Auditions of the Metropolitan (Met) Opera National Council Auditions will be held at University of Kentucky's Memorial Hall this weekend. The auditions, featuring the area's best collegiate vocal talents evaluated by a distinguished judging panel, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The event is free and open to the public.

 

The Met auditions are sponsored by the Lexington Opera Society. As part of the auditions, 16 participating opera vocalists will be judged by Dominic Cossa, voice professor at the University of Maryland; Joanna Meier, one of the foremost Wagnerian sopranos of her era; and Carol Vaness, voice professor at Indiana University.

 

Cliff Jackson, vocal coach at UK, will serve as the official accompanist.

 

A master class, which is free and open to the public, will be conducted by Vaness at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.24, at Memorial Hall. A San Diego native, Vaness launched her professional singing career at the New York City Opera, where she appeared regularly from 1979 to 1983. Since then, she has sung on the world's biggest stages and at premier music festivals, collaborated with today's foremost conductors in operatic and symphonic repertoires, appeared on numerous television broadcasts throughout North America and Europe and has compiled a distinguished catalog of recordings.

 

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are a nationwide vocal competition. In this 60th season of auditions there are 40 district audition sites and 13 regional audition sites throughout the continental United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Winners at the district level advance to compete in their region finals. This year's regionals will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre in Memphis, Tenn. 

 

In addition, the auditions serve to discover new participants in the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, a program designed to nurture the most talented young artists through training and performance opportunities. The program also provides financial aid and supervised artistic direction for young artists.

 

For more information on the Kentucky District Met auditions, contact UK Opera Theatre at 859-257-9331, or visit online at www.kydistrictauditions.org/currentseason.html.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, 859-257-8716whitney.hale@uky.edu

met-opera-logo.jpg
August
 
1
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
Mon
2
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
Tue
3
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
Wed
4
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
End of the Summer II 2016 Eight-Week Session
Thu
5
 
Fri
6
 
Sat
7
 
Sun
8
 
Mon
9
 
Tue
10
 
Wed
11
 
Thu
12
 
Fri
13
Parent and Families Open House
Sat
14
 
Sun
15
 
Mon
16
UK Women's Forum Board Meeting
Tue
17
 
Wed
18
 
Thu
19
K Week Kick-off
Off-campus Freshmen Check-in
Parent and Families Reception
Fri
20
New Student Induction Ceremony
Big Blue U
Getting Around Campus and Beyond
Campus Ruckus
Sat
21
UK Lex-Mart
K Team Lunch
Late-night Target Run
Sun
22
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
Dinner with your K Team
Mon
23
We Are UK
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
Campus Tours for K Teams
Tue
24
First Day of School Photos
First day of classes of Fall 2016
Wed
25
Pedalpalooza
First Day of School Photos
Thu
26
OCSS Wildcat Block Watch
Fri
27
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Red River Gorge Adventure Trip for Out-of-State Students
Music Workshop for Teachers and Students: Michael Chandler
Flight 5191 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Service
Sat
28
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Sun
29
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Mon
30
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Last Day to Add a Class for Fall 2016
Last Day to Withdraw to Receive 80% Refund
Tue
31
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Wed
 
 
 

Thu, 09/01/2016

Fri, 09/09/2016

Reset Page