The purpose of the National Council Auditions Program is:
1. To discover exceptional young talent.
2. To provide a venue for young opera singers from all over the country and at all different levels of experience to be heard by a representative of the Metropolitan Opera and to assist those with the greatest potential in their development.
3. To search for new talent for the Metropolitan Opera and the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
[During the 1980-81 season, the Metropolitan Opera designed
the Young Artist Development Program for the purpose of nurturing
the most talented young artists through training and performance opportunities.
The Program meets these challenges by providing financial aid together
with closely supervised artistic direction, led by a team of experienced
administrators and prominent artists at the Metropolitan Opera.]