Meet Our 2018 Judges
Melissa Wegner
Executive Director, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Melissa Wegner joined the artistic staff of the Metropolitan Opera in 2011 and currently serves as Executive Director of the National Council Auditions (MONCA). She auditions hundreds of young singers annually and is passionate about assisting them with their career development. Ms. Wegner hears artists in stage and screening auditions at the Met and is responsible for casting workshops for the Met’s New Opera Commissions.
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David Lomeli
Director of Artistic Administration, Dallas Opera David Lomelí joined The Dallas Opera in July of 2014 as Artistic Coordinator. In June of 2015 he was promoted to Associate Artistic Administrator. In April of 2016, Mr. Lomelí was promoted to Casting and Hart Institute for Women Conductors Manager where he assisted Music Director Emmanuel Villaume with Casting and Artistic Planning. In July of 2018, he was promoted to Director of Artistic Administration.
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Ana de Archuleta
President & CEO, ADA Artist Management, New York City Ana De Archuleta has quickly established herself as one of the most sought after managers in the operatic field. Representing a thriving roster of vocalists, conductors, and directors worldwide, ADA Artists can be seen at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, English National Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Salzburg Festival, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.
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