This is it, a chance at the majors. For nine young singers, the central region finals for the Metropolitan Opera happen this Sunday at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston.
WFMT will be there. The winner(s) will head to New York for the grand nationals on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. Past winners of the nationals include Paul Groves and Thomas Hampson (both in the upcoming Lyric production of Parsifal), not to mention Renee Fleming, Amber Wagner, Susan Graham, Ben Heppner, and Samuel Ramey.
You’ll be able to judge for yourself; hear all nine vocalists competing for a spot on that hallowed stage. The competition will take place before a live audience on Sunday. The WFMT live broadcast starts at 2:00 PM.
The broadcast will be hosted by WFMT’s Larry Johnson, host of Arias and Songs.