The results are in from the 2014 Mid-South regional of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Tenor Dane Suarez, from the West Tennessee District, won the First Prize and advances to the National Semi-Finals in New York City. He also pockets a $4500 prize.
The 2nd place winner was soprano Kerriann Otaño; 3rd place went to Knoxville’s Linda Barnett, soprano. An Encouragement Award went to tenor Stephen Martin who competed in the Middle/East Tennessee District.