Wednesday, March 26, 2014

John Malveaux: 'Tenor Lawrence Brownlee will host the Met's Grand Finals Concert,' 'America's Most Prestigious Vocal Competition'

Lawrence Brownlee

John Malveaux of writes:

Finalists Announced for the 2014 National Council Auditions

March 23, 2014

Nine Young Opera Singers Advance to Final Round ofthe Mets National Council Auditions,Americas Most Prestigious Vocal Competition

The final phase of competition is a live public concert heldSunday, March 30 on the Met stage;winners will receive individual cash prizes of $15,000

New York, NY - Following this afternoon’s highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Operas 2014 National Council Auditions, Americas most prestigious vocal competition. The selected finalists, chosen by a panel of experts from the classical music industry, will compete on the Met stage on Sunday, March 30 at the Grand Finals Concert, with winners receiving individual cash prizes of $15,000 and the prestigiousand potentially career-launchingtitle of National Council Auditions Winner. The Grand Finals Concert begins at 3 p.m. and will feature Marco Armiliato conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as each finalist performs two arias in contrasting styles. The concert will be hosted by tenor Lawrence Brownlee, a former National Council winner currently at the Met rehearsing for Bellinis I Puritani

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