Lindsay Kate Brown ’13 advances to finals of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Lindsay Kate Brown ’13 (photo by: Jiyang Chen)

NEW YORK – Lindsay Kate Brown, a 2013 Mansfield University graduate, has advanced to the finals of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions in New York City.

A mezzo-soprano, Brown is one of nine finalists remaining in the competition and will perform on Sunday, March 1 in the Grand Finals Concert at 3 p.m.

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. The auditions take place in 40 Districts and 12 Regions throughout the U.S. and Canada, all run locally by volunteers.

The program is the largest classical voice competition in the United States featuring over 1,000 participants. Brown was named a winner of the MONC Minnesota District before being named one of three winners from the Upper Midwest Region to move on to the National Semifinals at the Met in New York.

Sunday’s Grand Final Concert will be broadcast live on the Met Opera Radio channel on SiriusXM and a free live audio broadcast will be available at

Brown was recently named a winner of the 2020 George London Award that carried a $10,000 prize for each of the five winners.

The Waterloo, N.Y. native studied under Dr. Todd E. Ranney while at Mansfield University and received bachelor’s degrees in music performance and music education.

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