Application deadline is Jan. 3, 1991, for the Utah Metropolitan Opera auditions, said chairman Audrey Oestreicher. For application information, call her at 583-3131.

To be eligible, all singers must be at least 19 years of age and no older than 33. Basses must be at least 20. The competition seeks singers with sound training and musical background, and voices of operatic potential.Preliminary auditions will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 12, with finals on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:45 p.m. All auditions will be in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.