Metropolitan Opera goes talent hunting in Mexico

Metropolitan Opera goes talent hunting in Mexico


norman lebrecht

August 08, 2018

The Met will stage National Council auditions for new singers in Mexico for the first time, in the second week of November.

Any Mexican singer aged 20 to 30 can apply. Winners of the auditions in San Miguel will go through to regional finals in New Orleans, and, if selected, to the semi-finals and finals in New York.  There are major cash prizes at every stage.

So much for Trump’s wall.



  • V.Lind says:

    Bravo to the Met. Things like this will trump any walls.

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    Some big Zarzuela project going on in the Met?

  • Bruce says:

    Some of them, I assume, are good people.

  • Rudy says:

    Oralia Dominguez, Francisco Araiza, Belen Amparan, Arturo Chacon,

    Javier Camarena, Ramon Vargas… all of them excellent singers!

  • Jeff Mace says:

    Brilliant plan. We only have to pay them ten dollars an hour plus lunch. This will allow us more money to waste on the Ring Cycle. I wish that I thought of this first.

    • John Sellers says:


      Dave and I came up with this plan together. I think that you should just worry about how much money you can waste on the Ring Cycle.