Soprano Nicole Haslett, 24, is the winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Northwest’s Regional Auditions, held Sunday at Benaroya Hall. Haslett, from New Jersey, is currently a participant in the Portland Opera’s Resident Artist program. She receives $5,000 for winning the audition, the $800 Edgar M. Tobin Award from the Met, plus the $500 awarded each contestant. Next up is the semifinals, which take place at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the spring.
January 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM