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Mary Hoskins was one of 20 semi-finalists in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. (Courtesy of Mary Hoskins)

Hoskins competed as a semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

New York’s Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center is one of the most prestigious and beloved stages in the genre. A Met performance is a bucket list item for even the most renowned opera stars and is among the loftiest dreams of aspiring professional singers.

This dream came true in March for 20 of the top young opera singers in the country — including BYU’s own Mary Hoskins.

The 65th annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions started at the district level with each singer bringing five arias to the competition. Hoskins won the Utah District auditions alongside her brother Jonah and advanced to the regional level, where she became one of four singers from the Rocky Mountain Region to continue on to the semi-finals in New York.

“I couldn’t quite comprehend it when it first happened,” said Hoskins on learning that she would be performing at the Met. “Even when I was there, I don’t think it hit me until I was actually singing on the stage.”

Read the full story at the School of Music website.

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