North Dakota District
From the Josephine Campbell Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Building, UofND
From left to right: Justine Scarbrough, soprano, Encouragement | Lida Szwarek, soprano, ND Met Winner and GGFSO Prize Winner | Richard Boldrey, judge | Delores Ziegler, judge | Christopher Kenny, baritone, ND Met Winner and G. Paul and Barb Larson Audience Choice Winner | Ashley Boychuk, soprano, Encouragement | Louise Pinkerton, Co-Director | G. Paul Larson, Co-Director
From the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
The 61st Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Minnesota were a success! Judges Ruth Golden, Vinson Cole, and Margo Garrett chose two to advance to the Regionals in February: mezzo soprano Victoria Vargas and mezzo soprano Christina Christensen.
The Encouragement Awards went to Shelley Mihm and Jessica Nesbit (shown on the stage at the Ordway).
Thanks to our sponsors and especially Minnesota Opera, the Twin Cities Opera Guild, A and R Pistachios, and all the volunteers who made the auditions possible.
From the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
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