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Metropolitan Opera Competition Finals To Broadcast This Weekend On Classical 91.7

Classical 91.7 broadcasts the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert in place of the usual opera broadcast this Saturday.


The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, New York City.

There is no true Metropolitan Opera broadcast on Classical 91.7 this Saturday, May 14th, but there’s a very special treat instead in the form the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert from the 2015-2016 season!

This concert features some of the finest young vocal soloists from around the country with the Met orchestra under Maestro Antony Walker. Hosted by Deborah Voigt and featuring a special performance by guest artist Eric Owens, this broadcast comes from a pre-recorded performance from March of this year.

Of the nine finalists, five winners were named: Yelena Dyachek, 24, soprano, (Western Region: Sacramento, CA); Emily D'Angelo, 21, mezzo-soprano, (Great Lakes Region: Toronto, Canada); Jakub Józef Orliński, 25, countertenor (New England Region: Warsaw, Poland, currently living in New York, NY); Sol Jin, 30, baritone (Eastern Region: South Korea, currently living in Fort Lee, NJ); and Sean Michael Plumb, 24, baritone (Gulf Coast Region: Philadelphia, PA).

Tune in to Classical 91.7 or 88.7 HD Channel 2 at noon Central tomorrow (Saturday, May 14th) to catch this special broadcast.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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