The Met names its finalists

The Met names its finalists


norman lebrecht

April 26, 2022

The finalists of the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition will be:
Rachel Blaustein, Soprano
Le Bu, Bass-Baritone
Matthew Cairns, Tenor
Jonas Jud, Bass
Daniel O’Hearn, Tenor
Alexandra Razskazoff, Soprano
Maggie Reneé, Mezzo-soprano
Julie Roset, Soprano
Anne Marie Stanley, Mezzo-soprano
Esther Tonea, Soprano

The shout out is this Sunday, May 1, at 3PM ET on the Met website or Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM channel 355.


  • drummerman says:

    Didn’t realize that is the new name for what was known for many years as the Met Opera National Council Auditions, a very prestigious thing.

    • Tiredofitall says:

      The addition of the donor names diminishes the proud heritage of the National Council Auditions. I trust the Met received a mega gift for selling off the family jewels. Everything has a price tag and there are many wealthy folks desperate for legitimacy. The age of quiet philanthropy is long dead.

      • Hugo Preuß says:

        Did that age ever exist? Harvard’s “Widener Library” was not named only recently – not to mention “Harvard” itself! The price tag seems to go back all the way to 1636.

  • Cantantelirico says:

    What does it cost to get your name on an obelisk these days?