Out of nine finalists, five won prizes of $15,000 at the Met’s National Council Auditions on Sunday, a career springboard for young talent.
The winners are: soprano Yelena Dyachek, 24; mezzo Emily D’Angelo, 21, countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, 25; and baritones Sol Jin, 30, and Sean Michael Plumb, 24.
Emily is a voice student at the University of Toronto.
Yelena recently won a coveted place in the Houston Grand Opera studio.
UPDATE: Sean, we hear, joins the Bavarian State Opera ensemble next season.