Metropolitan Opera National Council Northwest holds regional and district auditions in the Pacific Northwest for aspiring opera singers as part of the Met’s National Council Auditions program.
Great news: our Northwest Region winner, Ashley Dixon, has advanced to the MONC Grand Finals! She’ll compete with 8 other singers (including her husband Carlos Santelli) for a shot at one of the $15,000 prizes.
Here’s a list of the finalists (regions were not announced in the list on Twitter):
- • Jessica Faselt, soprano
- • Megan Grey, mezzo-soprano
- • Emily Misch, soprano
- • Gretchen Krupp, mezzo-soprano
- • Danielle Beckvermit, soprano
- • Hongni Wu, mezzo-soprano
- • Madison Leonard, soprano
- • Ashley Dixon, mezzo-soprano
- • Carlos Santelli, tenor
Northwest Region Finals March 4, 2018
Jasmin White, Soprano, Age 24, Grand Ronde, Oregon, who will both receive $3,000 apiece.
Our distinguished Region Finals judges were: Gregory Henkel, Managing Director: Artistic Administration at the San Francisco Opera; Bénédicte Jourdois, Voice Faculty, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Edward Berkeley, The Juilliard School faculty (primarily as director of undergraduate opera studies) and teaches Shakespeare at Circle in the Square Theater School and Pace University.