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2019-2020 Metropolitan opera
National Council Auditions
— Central Region & Districts —


The new season brings three district rounds to the Central Region of the Met Opera National Council Auditions - Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. Eligible contestants are welcome to join any of these three districts within the Central Region to compete for this season’s prizes. Monetary awards are given to singers at both the District and subsequent Region levels of competition. Winner(s) of the Central Region Finals proceed to the National semi-finals in New York City. Visit one of our District pages for application details. Please note that auditions located in Ohio will not be held this season.


District, region, and national audition dates


Illinois District

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Ganz Hall
Roosevelt University
430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605


Central Region Finals

Saturday, December 7, 2019
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Gannon Concert Hall
DePaul University
2330 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614


indiana district

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Time: 1:00pm
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227



Kentucky district

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 11:00am
Recital Hall at Singletary Center
University of Kentucky
405 Rose St
Lexington, Kentucky 40508


Semi and grand finals

Monday, February 24, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020
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Metropolitan Opera House
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, New York 10023