Metropolitan Opera Announces Streaming Schedule for National Council Auditions Grand Finals & Semifinals

By David Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced plans to present its National Council Auditions final rounds via live streaming.

First up, audiences will get a chance to see 32 semifinalists perform in public auditions on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The Grand Finals Concert will take place on May 16, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Among the semifinalists are 11 sopranos including Cheyanne Coss (Rocky Mountain Region: Eaton Rapids, MI), Courtney Johnson (Eastern Region: Chesapeake, VA), Hyoyoung Kim (Southeast Region: Seoul, South Korea), Brittany Olivia Logan (New England Region: Garden Grove, CA), Greer Lyle (Southeast Region: Carrollton, GA),  Jennifer Mariel (Gulf Coast Region: Cancún, Mexico), Shaina Martinez (Upper Midwest Region: Germantown, MD),  Raven McMillon (New England Region: Baltimore, MD), Murrella Parton (Southeast Region: Seymour, TN), Erica Petrocelli (Central Region: East Greenwich, RI) and Jacqueline Piccolino (Central Region: Palatine, IL).

There are also five mezzo-sopranos including Jazmine Olwalia (Upper Midwest Region: Fort Worth, TX), Emily Sierra (Eastern Region: Chicago, IL), Anne Marie Stanley (New England Region: Princeton, NJ), Hilary Grace Taylor (Midwest Region: Dallas, TX), and Emily Treigle (Gulf Coast Region: New Orleans, LA).

Duke Kim (Western Region: Seoul, South Korea), John Marzano (Northwest Region: Tacoma, WA), and Angel Romero (Midwest Region) represent the three tenors in the semifinals while Timothy Murray (Western Region: Milwaukee, WI) and Ethan Vincent (Central Region: Kansas City, MO) are the two baritones. The lone bass-baritone in the semifinals is  Jongwon Han (Rocky Mountain Region: Seoul, South Korea) and the only countertenor semifinalist is Chuanyuan Liu (Eastern Region: Changchun, China).

Winners will receive individual cash prizes of $20,000.