LAWRENCE, KS — University of Kansas School of Music student Tara Curtis, Kansas City, Mo.is one of the four winners from the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions, which took place on January 20th in Kansas City.
She performed “The Witch's Aria” from Hansel and Gretel and “O Mio Fernando” from Donizetti's “La Favorita”.
Curtis, a student of Joyce Castle, professor of voice, will perform at the regional competition in St. Louis, MO. on February 2nd.
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. The auditions are held annually in thirteen regions of the United States and Canada. There are forty districts within these regions, each providing an opportunity for talented singers to enter the auditions program at the local level. The auditions are administered by National Council members and volunteers in each region.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. music.ku.edu.