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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 Winners Mary Hoskins and 
Daniel O'Hearn both named Rocky Mountain Region Winners and advance to the National Semifinals. 

April 24, 2022 Semifinals will be livestreamed from the Metropolitan Opera Stage. 
To register for the free livestream visit 
metopera.org/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