Audition Trivia

Historical Notes

Listed below are those professionals who have served as judges or in some other important capacity in connection with the Met Auditions since 1995:
1995 – 2018
Douglas Ahlstedt
Charles Anthony
Dean Anthony
Richard Best
Diane Bolden-Taylor
Wolfgang Brendel
Ariel Bybee
Katherine Ciesinski
Dominic Cossa
Mignon Dunn
Ryan Edwards
Carroll Freeman
Paul Groves
Anthony Dean Griffey
Judith Haddon
Barbara Kierig
Anthony Laciura
Jennifer Larmore (master class)
Catherine Malfitano
Susanne Mentzer
Johanna Meier
Sherrill Milnes
Anna Moffo
Stanford Olsen
Paul Plishka
Ashley Putnam
Samuel Ramey
George Shirley
Diana Soviero
Carol Vaness
Andrew Wentzel

Directors, Agents, Coaches and Administrators:
Susan Ashbaker
Edward Baird
Peter Clark
Carol Crawford
George Darden
Bruce Donnell
Joan Dorneman
Ian Ferrer
Douglas Fisher
Christopher Hahn
Linda Hall
Felicity Jackson
Barbara Lynne Jamison
Roberto Kalb
Martin Katz
Paul Kilmer
Nicholas Muni
Kevin Murphy
Gayletha Nichols
Ken Noda
Dan Novak
Danielle Orlando
Mark Oswald
Roger Pines
William J. Powers
Peter Randsman
David Roth
Deborah Sandler
John Stewart
Stephanie Sundine
Melissa Wegner
John Wustman
Diane Zola

The following did not serve as judges, but conducted master classes for UKOT or lectured:

Martina Arroyo
Christine Goerke with pianist Bradley Moore
Dr. Juergen Schebera (the world’s leading authority on Kurt Weill)
Bo Skovhus (baritone) with pianist Warren Jones
Michael Walsh (author of “Who’s Afraid of Opera ?” and “Who’s Afraid of Classical Music ?”)

(Compiled by Henno Lohmeyer, who graciously arranged for the judges to adjudicate each year through 2017.)

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