Monday, March 11, 2013

Webcast: Met National Council Award Winners – Archived at WQXR

WQXR invites us to see the 2013 winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition. The event was webcast March 11th at 7 PM at and you can still see the archived video.

This marks the singers' first New York performance following the grand finals. They’ll be joined by Met star and former National Council winner, bass-baritone Eric Owens (at left). 

Barihunks points out that three of the six singers are baritones:
The three winning baritones from today are Musa Ngqungwana, a 28-year-old bass-baritone from Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Thomas Richards, a 24-year-old bass-baritone from Burnsville, Minnesota; and Brandon Cedel, a 25-year-old bass-baritone from Hershey, Pennsylvania. Other winners...included Michael Brandenburg, a  26-year-old tenor from Austin, Indiana; Sydney Mancasola, a 25-year-old soprano from Redding, California; and, Rebecca Pedersen, a 21-year-old soprano from Bountiful, Utah.
The event was broadcast live on WQXR and there is an archive of the live video webcast on both

Thanks to WQXR for broadcasting this program; and thanks to Barihunks for making sure we knew about it!

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