The Eastern Region of the MetOpera National Council Auditions, dedicated to finding the next big stars in opera.
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Join us on February 6th for the Eastern Region Finals where 15 Finalists will audition for a spot in the Semi-Finals. Ticket link in bio. #operaidols #easternregion #regionfinals #nationalcouncil #metopera #audition #opera #NY
Last call for a round of beers 🍻 Leave your opera glasses at home and bring out the beer glasses.
Join us for our first event of the year: Belgian beers and opera! Ticket link in profile. Happy New Year 🎉 #Belcham #operaidols #nationalcouncil #easternregion #belgianbeer #metopera
Happy Holidays 🎉 See you all in 2019. Come see us at one of our upcoming events: Hopera, a beer and aria mixer and our Region Finals Concert. Ticket info at nycmonc.org/attend #operaidols #nationalcouncil #metopera #easternregion
O for Oysters @cravefishbar and Opera @metopera Getting ready for Mephistophele #operaidols #Nationalcouncil #easternregion #monc
Announcing the Region Finalists 2019 (and moving on to the Region Finals on February 6th - open to the public, stay tuned for ticket info) and our Encouragement Award Winners. Congratulations to everyone! #operaidols #easternregion #districtauditions #nationalcouncil #metopera
The last hour of the Eastern Region District Auditions in our new space at #BaruchCollege. Hope you can all join us on February 6th for the Region Finals. The Region Finalists will be announced tonight so check back later. #districtauditions #MetOpera #NationalCouncil #operaidols #vocalcompetition #EasternRegion
#MeettheJudges: Equally at home in the pit conducting a repertoire of over 50 operas and musicals, on the stage accompanying some of the world's pre-eminent vocalists or appearing in the country’s top cabaret venues, TED TAYLOR enjoys a varied international career. As pianist he has appeared in many recitals with stars Kathleen Battle, Sylvia McNair, Ben Heppner and Christine Schäfer.
Mr, Taylor’s most recent cd release, Sylvia McNair’s SUBJECT TO CHANGE, received a 4 star rating in Downbeat Magazine.
Maestro Taylor has served on the conducting staffs of the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago and has conducted performances for New York City Opera, Atlanta Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Indianapolis Opera and Mobile (AL) Opera, where he was Music Director for eight seasons. Formerly Music Director for the New York City Opera National Company, in his earliest years he was coach for Santa Fe Opera and Opera Theater of Saint Louis, among others.
Mo. Taylor has also conducted performances for such prestigious music schools as Indiana University, where he completed his graduate studies in conducting, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.
For four years, Mr. Taylor coached and played the Met National Council Finals in New York City, so he brings a wealth of first-hand experience to his duties as adjudicator. He currently serves as music director for San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto, going into its 5th season in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Mr. Taylor’s most recent cd release, Sylvia McNair’s SUBJECT TO CHANGE, received a 4 star rating in Downbeat Magazine. A native of Beaumont, Texas, he is currently in his fourteenth year on the faculty of Yale University and his twenty-first at Mannes College THE NEW SCHOOL For Music in New York. Mr. Taylor maintains an active studio as teacher and coach in Manhattan, where he sees singers and pianists from around the world.
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Soprano Kinneret Ely
Hometown: New York, NY
Age: 29 "What I love most about opera is how the art form challenges a singer to be both as powerful yet as vulnerable as possible. It's an art form in which the singer has no technology helping you (even microphones!) to hide behind. This is especially true with a role like Violetta in La Traviata, which I debuted last summer; it requires everything in your dramatic and vocal palatte. When I'm not singing, I fundraise for arts organizations and also tour guide (in English, Hebrew, Italian, French, and German(!) I'd like to think guiding in these languages will keep me sharp!)" #operaidols #EasternRegion #NationalCouncil #MeettheSingers #DistrictAuditions #MetOpera #NY