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North Dakota-Manitoba District
Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition

University of North Dakota | Hughes Fine Arts Center, 3350 Campus Road, Stop 7125, Grand Forks, ND

2023 North Dakota-Manitoba District Laffont Metropolitan Opera Competition singers, judges, and board members. February 11, 2023

The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. The competition is held annually in twelve Regions of the United States and Canada. There are approximately forty Districts within these Regions, each providing an opportunity for talented singers to enter the competition at the local level.

Winners of the North Dakota-Manitoba District include a National Winner, National Finalists, Regional Winners, and recipients of additional awards at the National and Regional level.  District Winner Maria Williams-Kennedy advanced to the National Finals twice, and past District Winners and Regional Finalists Tammy Hensrud and Korliss Uecker both went on to appear in Metropolitan Opera productions. 

Visit our About page to learn more about the ND-MB Disctrict, and keep an eye on our social channels for info about the upcoming 2023 auditions. Please consider making a donation to support keeping continuing this district's vital community and national artistic mission.