Boston District Audition Judges

Diane Zola

Director of Artistic Administration, Houston Grand Opera

Peter Kazaras

Director of Opera, University of California Los Angeles

Paul Groves

Tenor, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals Winner 1991

New England Regional Final Judges

Joshua Winograde

Joshua Winograde is the Associate Artistic Administrator of the Metropolitan Opera and Executive Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Prior to the Met, he was Senior Director of Artistic Planning at Los Angeles Opera, and before that he created and oversaw the Opera Studio at Wolf Trap Opera in Washington DC. Mr. Winograde

George Shirley

George Shirley, tenor, is a distinguished University Emeritus Professor of Voice at University of Michigan. He has won international acclaim for his performances in the world’s great opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera, Deutsche Oper, Téatro Colón, Netherlands Opera, L’Opéra de Monte Carlo, San Francisco Opera, Washington Opera, and Santa Fe Opera among

Sandra Horst

Sandra Horst is the Director of Musical Studies for the University of Toronto Opera Division, where her conducting credits include Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Poulenc’s La voix Humaine and Les Mamelles de Tiresias among others. Ms. Horst is also Chorus Master of the Canadian Opera Company and Audition Consultant for Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Formerly