National Council Auditions
Following the creation of the Met's National Council in the 1952-53 season, the first Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions took place in 1954 in the Twin Cities. Over the past 60 years, the annual competition has helped launch the careers of countless young singers, including some of opera's greatest stars. Every season, approximately 100 former participants in the National Council Auditions appear on the Met roster.
A list of notable alumni from each decade appears below. A complete overview of all winners by year can be found here.