Tag Archives: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Buffalo

by Megan Meister

I was in Buffalo, New York over the weekend to judge the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Great Lakes Region finals, and although everyone thought I was crazy to accept an invitation to go to upstate New York in January, it was actually warmer there on Sunday afternoon than when I got back to Dallas […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Philadelphia

by Megan Meister

Last weekend I was in Philadelphia to judge the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions along with my colleagues Doris Yarick-Cross, artistic director of the opera program at Yale, and Peter Russell, general director of the Vocal Arts Society in Washington, DC (and former director of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.) We heard […]

Way to Go, Juan!

by Suzanne Calvin

Juan José de León, who is making his company debut in our next production, “Romeo and Juliet,” got a dispensation to travel to San Antonio last weekend to compete in the Southwest Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions — and won! The Corpus Christi-born tenor earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from UNT and a […]