Sunday, March 6, 2016
Four baritones advance to Met Auditions finals
Four of the nine singers moving on to the Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert on March 13th. They are Theo Hoffman, Sol Jin, Sean Michael Plumb and Brian Vu. They will be joined by Emily D’Angelo, Yelena Dyachek, Lauren Feider, Jonas Hacker and Jakub Józef Orliński.
The nine finalists will go on to sing in the Grand Finals Concert on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. hosted by past National Council Auditions winner Deborah Voigt. Each finalist will perform two arias with conductor Antony Walker and the Met Orchestra. Bass-baritone Eric Owens, a past National Council Auditions winner and National Advisor for the Metropolitan Opera National Council, will be the guest artist and perform during the judges’ deliberations once the auditions part of the program is over.
At the end of the concert, winners will be announced, each of whom will receive an individual cash prize of $15,000 and career-making exposure. The Met Auditions were crucial in introducing many of today’s best-known stars, such as Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Patricia Racette, Deborah Voigt, Nathan Gunn, and Lawrence Brownlee.
The nine finalists will have a week of preparation with Met musical and dramatic coaches to prepare for the Grand Finals Concert on March 13th. Tickets for the Grand Finals Concert may be purchased at the Met Box Office, by phone at 212-362-6000, or online at www.metopera.org.