2012 Winners: Middle/East Tenn District Met Opera Auditions

The results of the Middle/East Tennessee District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for 2012 held on Saturday, January 7, in Nashville, TN:

Edward Hanlon, bass-baritone, age 27 from Port Washington, NY

Lauren K. Frey, soprano, age 24 from Pittsburgh, PA

Linda C. Brimer, soprano, age 26, from Greenville, TN

Each received an award of $1,000 and will compete in the Mid-South Regional Finals, Saturday, February 11, at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre. An Encouragement Award went to Johnathan Riesen, tenor, age 21.

A hat tip to Shelley Page for the information.


Joining the above singers in Mid-South Regional competition will be three winners from the Kentucky District: soprano Rachel Sterrenberg of Madison, Ga.;  Thomas Gunther, 28, a baritone from Muscatine, Iowa; and Vincent Turregano, 24, a baritone from Alexandria, La.


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