Congratulations to UBC Opera singers Teiya Kasahara (BMus 07), Leah Giselle Field (DMA pursuing), and Sylvia Szadovszki (MMus 2010), who move on to the Region Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (or the Met Competition for short). We are all very proud!
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. Winners of the District auditions advance to their Region Finals where they compete to win a trip to New York to participate in the National Semi-Finals and Finals, a competition held on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. Previous Finals winners include Renee Fleming, Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham and of course UBC’s own Phillipe Castagner, Ben Heppner and Simone Osborne.
The Northwest Regional Finals take place in Seattle on January 22, 2012.