Friday, August 24, 2012

Opera Idols Invitation: A Rare and Intimate Evening of Opera

On September 13th we are kicking of the 2012-2013 season of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Eastern Region.

This year the National Council Auditions are celebrating their sixtieth anniversary and these sixty years could not have been possible without the wonderful volunteers that run the auditions throughout the country. For this reason, we are dubbing this year 'The Year of the Volunteer'.

We are holding our first event of the season in honor of Mrs. Jeanette Rohatyn, a dedicated supporter and volunteer of the MONC Eastern Region for many years until her passing a few months ago.

The evening's entertainment will consist of performances by Eastern Region Finalist Ricardo Rivera, Grand Finals Finalist Will Liverman, Rohatyn Great Promise award winner D'Ana Lombard and renown opera star Jennifer Johnson Cano. All will be accompanied on the piano by Carrie Ann Mattheson.

This event is only accessible to MONC Eastern Region donors of $500 or more, so if you are interested in attending, make your contribution now.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Important Dates for the 2012-2013 Season

Fri November 2, 2012
Application Deadline

Singers and Audience
Tue November 13 - Thu November 15, 2012 
District Auditions
Casa Italiana
Singers and Audience
Thu January 24, 2013
Region Finals
Merkin Hall
Thu February 7, 2013
Benefit Gala
Buy Tickets
The Kosciuszko Foundation
Thu February 28, 2013
Arrival NY for Semi-Finalists

Sun March 3, 2013
National Semi-Finals
Mon March 4 - Fri March 8, 2013
Preparations Grand Finals
Singers and Audience
Sun March 10, 2013
Grand Finals Concert

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Melissa Wegner named SUNY Potsdam's Rising Star

Congratulations to Melissa Wegner, the Met's Associate Director of the National Council Auditions, for   being named SUNY Potsdam’s Rising Star.

You can read the full article here.