2011 Metropolitan Opera Audition Finals on Sunday

Update: Winners Announced!

With the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals competition and concert looming on Sunday, March 13, 2011, hosted by soprano Joyce DiDonato, I thought I should list the finalists and the semi-finalists to complete the coverage. The Grand Finals Concert begins at 3 p.m. EDT.

There were eight finalists named on March 6th:

Joseph Barron, bass-baritone
Deanna Breiwick, soprano
Sasha Djihanian, soprano
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Michelle Johnson, soprano
Joseph Lim, baritone
Nicholas Masters, bass,
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone


The eight finalists above were drawn from the following semifinalists:

Maria Antunez, soprano, Southeast Region
Joseph Barron, bass-baritone, Mid-Atlantic Region
Deanna Breiwick, soprano, **
Nicholas Brownlee, bass-baritone, Gulf Coast Region
Juan Jose De Leon, tenor, Southwest Region
Sasha Djihanian, soprano, **
Emily Duncan-Brown, soprano, New England Region
Amanda Frederick, soprano, Midwest Region
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone, Rocky Mountain Region
Brittany Hines-Hill, soprano, Northwest Region
Michelle Johnson, soprano, New England Region
Joo Won Kang, baritone, **
Ryan Kuster, bass-baritone, Middle Atlantic Region
Joseph Lim, baritone, Western Region
Nicholas Masters, bass, Middle Atlantic Region
Ryan Milstead, baritone, Central Region
Renee Rapier, mezzo-soprano, Upper Midwest Region
Jason Slayden, tenor, Southeast Region
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone, Great Lakes Region
Jessica Stavros, soprano, Eastern Region
Andrea Trusty, soprano, Mid-South Region
Audrey Walstrom, mezzo-soprano, Central Region

** Region unknown

Related articles in CLASSICAL JOURNAL — Mid-South Region Winner and Mid-South Region Competitors


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