An Eye On The Prize

Susanna Phillips
Ex-Huntsville resident wows Metropolitan Opera for $15K prize
By HOWARD MILLER [Huntsville Times, 22 Mar 05]
Susanna Phillips one of four eligible for Met’s program
Soprano Susanna Phillips, a former Huntsville resident, is among the four top winners picked Sunday in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York.
Phillips won $15,000 toward her studies and eligibility to be considered for the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
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In a Contest of Young Voices, a Battle Over What May Be
By BERNARD HOLLAND [NY Times, 22 Mar 05]
Having gone through more than 1,500 entries, 22 regional winners, 9 finalists ending with 4 grand prizes, another year of Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions are done. The final nine sang at the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday afternoon, and to show how well auditions and apprentice programs work (and to give judges time to make up their minds), four singing alumni of the Met programs rounded out the afternoon.
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