Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera offers fans across North America a rare opportunity to experience remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers. Each concert features singers carefully selected from the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development program—winners of the Met’s National Council Auditions—accompanied by piano and in popular arias, duets, and ensembles by opera’s greatest composers.
For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world. But the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Some of today’s leading artists got their first big break by winning the company’s National Council Auditions, as members of the Lindemann Program, and by catching the attention of Met talent scouts. Stephanie Blythe, Renée Fleming, Ben Heppner, Deborah Voigt, Thomas Hampson, and Eric Owens are just a few of the major artists to have come through the Met ranks. Another generation of young singers is waiting in the wings to be discovered.