Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Thomas Glass and William Guanbo Su advance to Met Opera Grand Finals

William Guanbo Su
Baritone Thomas Glass and bass William Guanbo Su are among the nine singers who advanced to the 65th annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

The 2019 Grand Finals concert will take place March 31. Winners, selected by a panel of judges, will earn cash prizes of $15,000, with remaining finalists receiving $7,500.
At the recital, each finalist will perform two arias, accompanied by the Met Orchestra (conducted by Carlo Rizzi).

Anthony Roth Costanzo will host the proceedings, which will also feature a performance from bass-barihunk Christian Van Horn. Tickets are available online.

The other finalists are tenor Piotr Buszewski, tenor Dashuai Chen, soprano Alaysha Fox, soprano Meghan Kasanders, tenor Miles Mykkanen, soprano Elena Villalón and mezzo-soprano Michaela Wolz.

A number of low male voices who won the Competition have gone on to have stellar international careers, including Louis Quilico, Justino Díaz, Robert Hale, Samuel Ramey, Thomas Hampson, Nathan Gunn, Eric Owens and Christian Van Horn.    

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