Mitch was reelected president of the Metropolitan Opera National Council at the Council’s meeting in New York on March 8, 2013. Each year the Council auditions between 1,200 and 1,500 young singers from throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, with between 8 and 11 eventually being selected to sing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. The movie The Audition gives a close up view of the Council’s work. Among the greats who have been discovered by the Council are Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Stephanie Blythe and Sondra Radvanovsky, to name only a few.
Mitchell L. Lathrop CdeP 1955