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 singers present a formal auditions concert, from which one or more national semi-finalists are chosen. Tickets are $25 each and sold in advance via PayPal or at the door prior to the concert. 

After the concert, the Central Region Council will be hosting a reception at the Hilton Orrington in downtown Evanston. Gala tickets for both the concert and reception afterwards can be purchased via PayPal for $100 each.

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:

  • Melissa Wegner, Deputy Director of the MET National Council Auditions
  • Alan Held, internationally acclaimed bass-baritone and singing actor
  • Kathleen Kelly, pianist, opera coach, conductor, master teacher

When & Where

Sunday, January 21, 2018
2:00pm to 5:30pm

Nichols Concert Hall
Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201


district pages

national administration


Mitchell L. Lathrop,  President
Camille LaBarre,  National Auditions Chairperson
Joshua Winograde,  Executive Director
Melissa Wegner,  Deputy Director
Eric Owens,  National Advisor


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