2019 Winners
Jacinta Barbachano
Soprano
Denis Velez
Soprano
Gamaliel Reynoso
Countertenor
Jennifer Mariel
Soprano
In our three short years of auditions in San Miguel de Allende we have already placed three singers in three of the most prestigious young artist programs in the United States: YUNUET LAGUNA, 2018 audition winner, will enter her third year of residence in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera in August, 2021. If the pandemic permits a 2021-22 MetOpera season, she will cover and so, potentially perform in the starring roles of Liu in Turandot and/or Mimi in la Boheme. DENIS VELEZ, 2018 & 2019 audition winner, will begin her second year in the Ryan Opera Center young artist program of the Chicago Lyric Opera in August, 2021. In our second year, 2019, winner DENIS VELEZ went on to the semi-final and final audition rounds on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera and on March 1, 2020, became the first Mexican singer ever to be named a national winner of the MetOpera National Council auditions. Our 2019 & 2020 singer, soprano JIMENA MONTSERRAT, will enter the master’s degree program in opera studies of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, TX, in August, 2021. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SOPRANO JENNIFER MARIEL, WHO ADVANCED TO THE SEMI-FINAL ROUND OF THE MET OPERA NATIONAL COUNCIL AUDITIONS IN MAY, 2021!!
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The VISION of the San Miguel MetOpera Trust is to achieve international recognition for outstanding young Mexican opera singers congruent with the level of their talent.
The Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) invited Mexico to become its 41st audition district in 2017, making it possible for MONC to say, for the first time, that its auditions would soon be held across all of North America. The first Mexico District auditions took place in November, 2018 , the second in November, 2019 , and the auditions will continue annually.