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.