welcome to the 2017-2018
Metropolitan OPERA
National Council auditions

Welcome to the new 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 21, 2018 in Evanston, 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 can be purchased by clicking one of the buttons below. To learn more about our Gala Tickets, click here

Upcoming District, region, and national audition dates

Illinois District

Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00pm to 6:00pm
Ganz Hall
Roosevelt University
430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Kentucky district

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: TBA
First Presbyterian Church
171 Market Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507

indiana district

Sunday, October 22, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Grand Hall
Indiana Landmarks Center
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Central Region Finals

Sunday, January 21, 2018
2:00pm to 5:30pm
Nichols Concert Hall
Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

ohio district 

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: TBA
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
290 CCM Boulevard
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Semi and grand finals

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
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Metropolitan Opera House
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, New York 10023