Auditions: Metropolitan Opera National Council

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Date/Time:Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 at 12:00 pm
Location:Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall
Channel:Iowa State Center
Categories:Arts, performances, Special events
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Iowa District, Metropolitan Opera National Opera auditions

Up-and-coming opera singers will pin their hopes and dreams on this winter's Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Auditions. Each year, more than 1,500 aspiring young singers enter the MONC auditions in 40 districts.

The auditions are specifically designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in developing their careers. The feedback they receive from nationally recognized judges is invaluable, ranging from career advice to recommendations for advanced study or apprenticeships.

To qualify for the auditions, singers must be between 20 and 30 years old. They are judged on vocal quality, timbre, size of voice, technique, musicianship and interpretation of arias representing different styles and languages.

You are invited to come for an aria or two or to stay for the entire afternoon. A reception during the judges' deliberation offers the opportunity to meet the singers. This exciting event is free and open to the public.