Five singers have been named winners of the 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each receives $20,000 cash and a career uplift. The winners are:
Gabrielle Beteag, 25, mezzo-soprano (Southeast Region: Lilburn, GA)
Blake Denson, 24, baritone (Midwest Region: Paducah, KY)
Jonah Hoskins, 23, tenor (Rocky Mountain Region: Saratoga Springs, UT)
Alexandria Shiner, 29, soprano (Middle Atlantic Region: Waterford, MI)
Denis Vélez, 27, soprano (Gulf Coast Region: Puebla, Mexico)
Past winners include Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade, Deborah Voigt….