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The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. The auditions are held annually in fifteen Regions of the United States and Canada. There are forty-five Districts within these Regions, each providing an opportunity for talented singers to enter the Auditions Program at the local level.

The Auditions are administered by National Council members and volunteers in each region. The activities, cash awards, and expenses for judges are all provided by private donations from donors within the district.


Dr. Theodore Fellenbaum



Barbara S. Wiltsie


Sheu-Jane Gallagher



Mary Kramer

(Fundraising Chair)


Megan McDonald

(Audition Coordinator)

Sharon Gioia


Priscilla Hines

John T. Jones

John Zaretti


Susan Zaretti

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