National Council Auditions

2008 National Council Auditions Grand Finalists

Carolina Castells, soprano from Miami, Florida
Simone Osborne, soprano from Vancouver, British Columbia
Jennifer Johnson, mezzo-soprano from St. Louis, Missouri
Daveda Karanas, mezzo-soprano from Mandeville, Louisiana
Dominic Armstrong, tenor from Kirksville, Missouri
René Barbera, tenor from San Antonio, Texas
Christopher Magiera, baritone from Lake Forest, Illinois
Edward Parks, baritone from Indiana, Pennsylvania
Stephen A. Ray, baritone from Sherwood, Arkansas

The nine finalists will sing next Sunday with the Met Orchestra conducted by Stephen Lord. Interestingly, one of the new Adler Fellows, Daveda Karanas, is among the finalists. Patricia Racette will host the concert, and there will be a special performance by mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, who won the contest in 1992.

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