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Johnnie Felder sings USC's alma mater, "We hail thee Carolina." He is auditioning for the Metropolitan opera. The winners from Columbia – selected from a panel of judges including Metropolitan Opera officials – will head to regional auditions in Atlanta; from there, one winner is chosen to go to New York. The winners of New York’s Grand National Auditions receive a $15,000 award and be poised to launch an opera career. Matt Walsh mwalsh@thestate.com
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