Approximately 35 singers take part in the annually held District Competition. From this group the judges select 3 or more singers to advance to the regional competition. Prize monies totaling between $4000-$5000 USD are awarded. (Regional awards may total between $12000-$17000 USD).
Joseph Leppek -Tenor
Moises Salazar - Tenor
Janani Sridhar - Soprano
Encouragement Award Winners
Cheyanne Coss -Soprano
Justin Burgess - Baritone
Margaret Tigue - Soprano
Matthew Fleisher - Bass - Baritone
Winners of each District advances to the Regional competition. The top winner(s) then travel to New York City to compete in the National Semi-Finals. The semi and final rounds are held over a two- week period. Each competitor receives coaching by the MET staff, performing for the public on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House.
Director of Artistic Operations Palm Beach Opera
Soprano Metropolitan Opera Star
Deputy Director of MONCA