Welcome to MONC ER (New York's) blog! We are a brand new committee as of this season and are excited to be a part of the competition to find the next rising star of the Met Opera.
Our first round, the District Auditions held back during November 14-16, was the first production by our new Committee and it was thrilling (and relieving) to see everything come together for the sake of finding new, young amateur singers.
Tomorrow, January 18 at the Kaufman Center on W 67th Street, we look forward to bringing back the 10 District Winners for the next round. The Opera Idols of the Regional Auditions are: Adam Ulrich, Cooper Nolan, Cullen Gandy, D'Ana Lombard, Ileana Montalbetti, Julia Lima, Ricardo Rivera, Theo Lebow, Viktor Antipenko and Will Liverman. One singer will advance to the Semi-Finals in March.
Stay tuned to this blog for a live report and some interviews with Singers, Audience members, Judges and NYC MONC Committee members as the exciting day unfolds.
For more information please visit our website www.NYCmonc.com and the Met Opera's website.