Western Region Winners

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Winners of the fall Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Regional Auditions who appeared in Palm Springs the following spring for members of Opera Showcase of the Desert: (partial listing)

2011 - Janai Brugger, Soprano (2012-2013 Metropolitan Opera debut as Liu in Turandot)

2010 - Joseph Kyung-teak Lim, Baritone

2009 - Nick Zammit, Countre-Tenor

2008 - Craig Colclough, Tenor

2007 - Kalil Wilson, Tenor

2006 - Amber Wagner, Soprano (2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera debut)

2005 - (name to come)

2004 - Rodell Aure Rosell (2007-2008 Metropolitan Opera debut)

Metropolitan Opera singers who won the MONC-Western Region and appeared in Palm Springs for Showcase Concerts / Opera Showcase of the Desert (in alphabetical order):

Richard Bernstein

Michelle DeYoung

Richard Paul Fink

Thomas Hampson

Malcolm McKenzie

Earle Patriarco

Sondra Radvanovsky

Jessica Rivera

Carol Vaness

Eduardo Villa

Deborah Voigt