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Illinois District Competition

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Illinois District Competition

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The 2021-22 Illinois District Competition brings together qualifying young artists entering The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. Winner(s) of the Illinois District will advance to the Central Region Finals to be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

MET Accompanist
- Laurann Gilley, conductor, pianist, and vocal coach, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ryan Opera Center, and Northwestern University

- Dean Anthony, Director of Opera, Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center
- Maggey Oplinger, General Director and CEO, Florentine Opera
- Dimitri Pittas, Artistic Director, Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera


Health and Wellness Guidelines:

Proof of vaccination is mandatory for all guests, patrons, participants, volunteers, and staff. Valid CDC vaccination cards (original, hard copy, or digital copy) will be checked upon entry.

Any person who feels unwell or (a) has any COVID-19 Symptoms (b) has had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 10 days, or (c) has had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 agrees not to not attend.

All guests, patrons, participants, volunteers, and staff must wear a face covering while in the venue. Please note that bandanas, neck gaiters, and masks with exhalation valves are not accepted. Singers on stage are permitted to be unmasked while performing.

Wherever possible, please abide by physical distancing guidelines by maintaining a six-foot distance from others not part of your group.

Attendees understand that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. All guests and patrons voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Facility staff and Laffont Competition volunteers reserve the right to require visitors who do not follow our guidelines to leave the event immediately. Any attendees who are disrespectful or discourteous to other guests, staff, or volunteers may also be asked to leave.

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Fee: $

Opportunity Dates

Start Date:
Saturday, October 8, 2022
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The competition will last approximately 4.5 hours, including 3 intermissions and an awards ceremony.

10:15 check-in open

11:00 program start

2:50 judge deliberations *

3:30 awards ceremony *

3:45-5:30 singer feedback

* denotes approximate times

Location Details

Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Paid parking is available at the Grant Park South Parking Garage accessed via Michigan Avenue. Ganz Hall are located on the 7th floor. All attendees must submit their names to the Illinois District Director at least 48 hours prior to the event.

All contestants, staff, volunteers, and attendees must show valid photo ID and proof of COVID vaccination upon entry to Roosevelt University's 430 S. Michigan Ave. campus. Digital copies vaccination cards are acceptable.

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