Central Region Finals

The annual finals concert brings together the winning singers from each of the Central Region's four districts - Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. These 11 singers present a formal auditions concert, from which one or more national semi-finalists are chosen. Tickets are $40 each and sold in advance or at the door prior to the concert.

After the concert, the Central Region Council will be hosting a reception. Concert only tickets as well as Gala tickets for both the concert and reception afterwards can be purchased by clicking the button below.

The Region Finals Auditions are presided over by three distinguished judges whose backgrounds and current work create the backbone of the opera world with the US and abroad. This season the Central Region will be hosting the following judges:

  • Robert Ainsley, director Domingo-Cafritz young artist program at the Washington National Opera

  • Jane Eaglen, internationally acclaimed soprano and voice instructor

  • Lenore Rosenberg, artistic administrator of the Spoleto Festival

Box Office and Parking information can be found at the DePaul University website.

When & Where

Sunday, January 20, 2019
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Gannon Concert Hall
DePaul University
2330 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614


district pages

national administration


Carol E. Domina,  President
Camille LaBarre,  National Auditions Chairperson
Melissa Wegner,  Executive Director
Brady Walsh,  Administrator
Eric Owens,  National Advisor


Additional information can be found on the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions website