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Singers for the 2016 Met Opera Mid-South Audition

The Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions for the Mid-South Region will take place this Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in Germantown, TN. Starting time is 11 am.  One region winner will advance to the national semi-finals in New York City on March 6th.

There are four districts comprising the Mid-South Region: Arkansas, Kentucky, Middle/East Tennessee, and West Tennessee. This year, there are fourteen singers who made the district competition cut.

Sareese Arnold
Nicolette Book
Ashley Dannewitz
Jessica Faselt (Middle/East Tennessee District)
Evan Kardon (Middle/East Tennessee District)
Lauren McQuistin (Middle/East Tennessee District)
Jacqueline Piccolino
Kelly Singer
Mary Catherine Wright

Mezzo soprano
Eleni Taluzek
Nicole Woodward

Todd Barnhill (Middle/East Tennessee District)

Hunter Enoch
Emmett O’Hanlon

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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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