2017 GA District MONC Auditions

by on November 18, 2017

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, members of The Opera Guild for Atlanta gathered at Kopleff Recital Hall on the Georgia State University campus to hear twenty-one young singers audition for the Georgia District Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC). Many thanks to this year’s judges, listed Left to Right below with Opera Guild for Atlanta members: […]

2016 GA District Auditions

by on December 1, 2016

GA District MONC auditions 2016

The Opera Guild for Atlanta was delighted to sponsor the Georgia District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Kopleff Recital Hall on the Georgia State University campus. This year’s judges were: John Churchwell, San Francisco Opera Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano Gayletha Nichols, Executive Director Metropolitan National Council (MONC) Auditions Pictured above […]

2015 GA District Auditions

by on November 21, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Auditions, Georgia District The Metropolitan Opera National Council held the Georgia District auditions on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Twenty-nine singers, ages 20 to 30, competed. The judges awarded three First Place prizes and two Encouragement Awards. Winners are pictured left to right: Stephen McCluskey, 22, bass-baritone, Encouragement Award Alan […]

2015 GA District Judges Dinner

by on November 20, 2015

Dinner honoring the MONC Georgia District Judges Opera Guild for Atlanta members gather to greet each other and the judges at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven. Before the entertainment, Opera Guild members visit over cocktails. President Bill Snyder greets Opera Guild members and introduces the evening’s live musical entertainment. Richard Clement, tenor; Rolando Salazar, piano, […]

Educational Outreach

by on November 20, 2015

The Opera Guild for Atlanta was proud to sponsor an Educational Outreach performance at the Galloway School in conjuction with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Georgia District on Friday, November 20, 2015. Caitlin Andrews, soprano, and Andy Bayles, piano, performed four arias for the Galloway High School chorus members. Piangerò la sorte mia Quando m’en vo’ […]

2015 MONC Southeast Region Auditions

by on February 15, 2015

All the contestants at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Southeast Region Auditions, held Feb. 15, 2015 at 2 pm at Spivey Hall in Morrow, GA, pictured below after the awards ceremony. Pictured left to right: William Davenport, tenor, SC District, first place Reginald Smith, Jr, baritone, GA District, first place Brian Mextorf, baritone, NC District, […]

2014 November GA District Auditions

by on November 22, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Georgia District Winners November 22, 2014 Pictured left to right: Co-director Christina Howell; District winners Reginald Smith, Jr; Caitlin Andrews, Trey Smagur; Co-director Alexis Lundy The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Encouragement Award Winners Pictured eft to right: Nicholas Yaquinto, Megan Brunning, John Tibbetts  

2014 November Judges Dinner

by on November 22, 2014

AOG members applaud the beautiful singing of soprano Elizabeth Claxton Castillo before a delicious meal with good friends at the November Judges Dinner at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven! Soprano Elizabeth Claxton Castillo with Andrew Bayles, pianist Pre-concert socialization!

2014 February GA District Auditions

by on February 1, 2014

A wonderful gathering of talent at the February 2014 GA District Auditions at Glenn Memorial UMC on the Emory University Campus. Pictured Left to Right: Alexis Lundy, Co-Director: Marina Harris, Megan Mashburn, & Abigail Santos Villalobos, Winners; Cynthia Shepherd, Co-Director. Cynthia Shepherd Co-Director, presents the Encouragement Award. Megan Samarin, Encouragement Award winner. Bill Snyder, President-Elect; Alexis Lundy, […]