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welcome to the 2018-2019
Metropolitan OPERA
National Council auditions


Welcome to the Central Region site for Met Opera National Council Auditions! We're excited to welcome the scores of young artists to our Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio District auditions this season. Winners from each of these four districts will compete in our Central Region Finals auditions on January 20, 2019 in Chicago, IL. 

Singers, please visit our district pages for the most up-to-date audition information in your area. Tickets to our Central Region Finals concert and post-concert reception will be available soon.


Upcoming District, region, and national audition dates


Illinois District

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Ganz Hall
Roosevelt University
430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605


Kentucky district

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 11:00am
Recital Hall at Singletary Center
University of Kentucky
405 Rose St
Lexington, Kentucky 40508



indiana district

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: 1:00pm
Grand Hall
Indiana Landmarks Center
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202


Central Region Finals

Sunday, January 20 2019
2:00pm to 5:30pm
Gannon Concert Hall
DePaul University
2330 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614



ohio district 

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Kulas Musical Arts Building
Baldwin Wallace University
96 Front St.
Berea, Ohio 44017


Semi and grand finals

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Metropolitan Opera House
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, New York 10023