Congratulations to tenor Michael Brandenburg, who was a winner at the Central Region competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Nov. 4 at the Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston, Ill.
An encouragement award was given to Kelley Glyptis who, with Brandenburg, won the Indiana District Audition in the Musical Arts Center Oct. 27.
Brandenburg will compete in the National Semi-Finals March 3 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The Grand Finals Concert will take place at the Met on March 10.
Audiences will have an opportunity to hear Brandenburg in the role of the Prince in IU Opera Theater’s upcoming production of Cendrillion this Friday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Brandenburg, a native of Austin, Ind., studied voice with Joseph Levitt while pursuing an M.S. in Aquatic Biology at Ball State University. He has studied the roles of Don Jose in Carmen and Alfred in Die Fledermaus.
He was a 2010 semi-finalist in the Bel Canto Foundation Competition in Chicago and an Indiana District winner in the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He is currently pursuing a Performer Diploma at the Jacobs School of Music and is a fellow of the school. Brandenburg is a student of Timothy Noble.