Current Season

The KY District Auditions will held
1:00 PM Saturday, November 17, 2018
at Singletary Center for the Arts
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY
Parking: behind Singletary Center
Dress: coat and tie; dressy

The event is free and open to the public.

Download printable flyer about the event.


  • Bruce Donnell, free lance stage director
  • Barbara Lynne Jamison, General Director of Kentucky Opera in Louisville
  • Roberto Kalb, Resident Conductor and Head of Music at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Cliff Jackson

$5,500.00 in Prize Money

Applications for the 2018-2019 season are now open!
Applicants must be within 20 to 30 years for all voice types.


Click here to apply to compete.

For additional information call Bonnie Mays, Auditions Chairman at 502-232-3868 or
Clifton Smith, District Director at 859-221-1049


The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are a nation-wide vocal competition. In this season of auditions there are 42 District auditions sites and 13 Regional auditions sites throughout the continental United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Over 1,500 singers between the ages of 20 and 30 participate in the District audition of his or her choice. Winners at the District level advance to compete in their Region Finals.