Come watch! The Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions

The Metropolitan Opera

There is too much great stuff going on this weekend that it’s actually stressing me out!

Join some of your fellow Tempo opera-phites anytime between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:30 this Saturday, December 3 at the McKnight Theatre in the Ordway Center for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions. Different auditions will be taking place during this time-span, and you are free to come and go as you please!

What are the Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions? They are the preliminary rounds for the National Council Auditions that will lead to fame, success and glory. Many of the world’s foremost singers, among them Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Ben Heppner, Jessye Norman, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade, Deborah Voigt and Dolora Zajick have received awards from the National Council. Annually, approximately 100 former auditioners appear in Metropolitan Opera productions.

Special appearances from friends of Minnesota Opera will take place at 11:05, 11.25, 12:25 and 12:45.

Saturday, December 3, 2011
Ordway Center
345 Washington St.
St Paul