International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 25 through July 2, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa

Finals Live Stream

Prize Winners 2016: Congratulations to Nicholas Brownlee (1st prize), Noluvuyiso Mpofu (2nd prize) and Raehann Bryce-Davis (3rd prize)!

Julietta Aleksanyan

Julietta Aleksanyan

(Soprano, Armenia)
Nicholas Brownlee

Nicholas Brownlee

(Bass-Baritone, USA)
Raehann Bryce-Davis

Raehann Bryce-Davis

(Mezzo-Soprano, USA)
Byung Jun Ko

Byung Jun Ko

(Baritone, Korea South)
Hyungseok Lee

Hyungseok Lee

(Tenor, Korea South)
Valentina Teresa Mastrangelo

Valentina Teresa Mastrangelo

(Soprano, Italy)
Svetlana Moskalenko

Svetlana Moskalenko

(Soprano, Russia)
Lukhanyo Moyake

Lukhanyo Moyake

(Tenor, South Africa)
Noluvuyiso Mpofu

Noluvuyiso Mpofu

(Soprano, South Africa)
Caroline Nkwe

Caroline Nkwe

(Soprano, South Africa)
Oksana Sekerina

Oksana Sekerina

(Soprano, Russia)
Jomante Slezaite

Jomante Slezaite

(Soprano, Lithuania)
Sophia Theodorides

Sophia Theodorides

(Soprano, Germany)
Larissa Alice Wissel

Larissa Alice Wissel

(Soprano, Switzerland)
Siphamandla Yakupa

Siphamandla Yakupa

(Soprano, South Africa)
Selene Zanetti

Selene Zanetti

(Soprano, Italy)
Results 2016 - updated live: Singers worldwide: 854Qualified for the Final Rounds: 120Starting in the 1st Round: 89Semi-Finals: 50Finals: 16

The Jury

  • Michael Ajzenstadt

    Michael Ajzenstadt
    Israeli Opera Tel Aviv
    Artistic Administrator

  • Marcus Desando

    Marcus Desando
    Gauteng Opera
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Toni Gradsack

    Toni Gradsack
    Teatro alla Scala Milano
    Responsabile delle Compagnie di Canto

  • Guy Montavon

    Guy Montavon
    Theater Erfurt
    Generalintendant

  • Hein Mulders

    Hein Mulders
    Aalto Theater und Philharmonie Essen
    Intendant

  • Björn Peters

    Björn Peters
    Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden - Semperoper
    Künstlerischer Betriebsdirektor

  • John Roos

    John Roos
    Artistic Director of Unisa International Music Competitions, South Africa (1988 - 2012)
    Chairman of the opera jury 2016

  • Christina Scheppelmann

    Christina Scheppelmann
    Gran Teatre del Liceu
    General Artistic Director

  • Melissa Wegner

    Melissa Wegner
    The Metropolitan Opera
    Associate Director, National Council Auditions

  • Matthew Wild

    Matthew Wild
    Cape Town Opera
    Artistic Director

  • Diane Zola

    Diane Zola
    Houston Grand Opera
    Director of Artistic Administration

Why Participate?

  • InternationalThe world’s best networked singing competition with qualifying rounds in 70 cities. Singers (males/females) of all nationalities are invited to enter the competition in the international qualifying rounds. List of all cities
  • JuryThe jury members of the final rounds are exclusively opera and casting directors of international renowned opera houses, who award additional engagements to the participants. List of all jury members
  • ObserversNumerous singers’ agents and representatives of international opera and concert houses visit the final rounds as observers. They have made the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition into a veritable “Wall Street of Voices”. It’s your “springboard” to a career in opera. List of registered observers
  • EngagementsThe engagement ratio of past participants of the final rounds is about 70%. List of all prizes and engagements
Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Artscape Theatre Centre

Cape Town 2016

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