The Utah District Auditions of the 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera National Council yielded four winners on November 16, all of which were BYU students or BYU alumni. The competition was held on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City and featured 18 singers.
Dru Morgan Daniels (senior at BYU), Chelsea Lindsay (graduate student at BYU), David Sauer (BYU alumnus and current doctoral student at the University of Utah), and Tyrell Wilde (sophomore at BYU) will compete with the winners of the Colorado-Wyoming District auditions at the Rocky Mountain Regional auditions on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.
Regional winners will receive a cash prize and be sponsored to go to New York in March for the National Council Auditions Semi-Finals. There, they will sing in a closed competition, accompanied by piano on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, for a place as a National Council Auditions Finalist. The finalists will then perform at the Grand Finals Concert on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, and up to five singers will be selected as National Council Auditions Winners. The winners will each receive a $15,000 prize and will join the National Council Auditions’ impressive roster of alumni.