On Sunday, March 11 at 2pm, WGBH 89.7 FM will air the 48th annual New England Regional Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The auditions were held at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Sunday, January 28. The broadcast of this popular competition, hosted by Ron Della Chiesa, will also stream worldwide on March 11 at 2pm at wgbh.org/classical.
This year's exceptionally strong field of fourteen young singers yielded three first place winners:
Michael Fabiano - Twenty-two-year-old tenor from Philadelphia.
Matthew Plenk - Twenty-four-year-old tenor from Lindenhurst, New York.
Faith Sherman - Twenty-five-year-old mezzo-soprano from Wilton, Connecticut