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Donations to our organization provide the prize monies for award winners and support the costs incurred in hosting the auditions.​
Utah District to host 
November 28, 2020
The Utah District round of the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominque Laffont Competition are supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Arts, Culture, and Events (ACE) Fund administered by the Salt Lake City Mayor’s office, and the University of Utah School of Music.
Utah District Winner Daniel O'Hearn was one of 10 promising young singers selected to compete in the May 1, 2022 Grand Finals Competition on the stage of The Met.

Both Daniel and fellow Utah District Winner Mary Hoskins were named Rocky Mountain Region Winners and competed in the National Semifinals. 


Announcement of 2021-22 winners will take place in the concert hall at approximately 3:30p.m. 
Audience members and competitors are invited to enjoy a performance by former Utah District winner soprano Celena Shafer while the judges deliberate.
Celena Shafer, soprano. Photo by Ryan Thompson
Announcement of 2021-22 winners will take place in the concert hall at approximately 3:30p.m. 
Audience members and competitors are invited to enjoy a performance by former Utah District winner soprano Celena Shafer while the judges deliberate.
Celena Shafer, soprano. Photo by Ryan Thompson
Announcement of 2021-22 winners will take place in the concert hall at approximately 3:30p.m. 
Audience members and competitors are invited to enjoy a performance by former Utah District winner soprano Celena Shafer while the judges deliberate.
Celena Shafer, soprano. Photo by Ryan Thompson
Celena Shafer, soprano. Photo by Ryan Thompson
2022-23 Utah District Competition


Saturday, November 12, 2022
beginning at 11:00am


Libby Gardner Concert Hall
University of Utah Campus