International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 25 through July 2, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa
Allowance of up to 50% of the airfares to Cape Town

Finals Live Stream

Former Prize Winners

Singers Qualified for the Semi-Finals

Julietta Aleksanyan

Julietta Aleksanyan

(Soprano, Armenia)
Bozhidar Bozhkilov

Bozhidar Bozhkilov

(Bass, Bulgaria)
Nicholas Brownlee

Nicholas Brownlee

(Bass-Baritone, USA)
Raehann Bryce-Davis

Raehann Bryce-Davis

(Mezzo-Soprano, USA)
Diana Rosa Cardenas

Diana Rosa Cardenas

(Soprano, Cuba)
Antonina Chehovska

Antonina Chehovska

(Soprano, USA)
André Courville

André Courville

(Bass-Baritone, USA)
Khumbuzile Dhlamini

Khumbuzile Dhlamini

(Soprano, South Africa)
Rosina Fabius

Rosina Fabius

(Mezzo-Soprano, Netherlands)
Miriam Gadjieva

Miriam Gadjieva

(Soprano, Israel)
Anna Gorbachyova

Anna Gorbachyova

(Soprano, Russia)
Agnieszka Jadwiga Grochala

Agnieszka Jadwiga Grochala

(Mezzo-Soprano, Poland)
Elizabeth Guerrero

Elizabeth Guerrero

(Soprano, Peru)
Ya-Chung Huang

Ya-Chung Huang

(Tenor, Taiwan)
Paolo Ingrasciotta

Paolo Ingrasciotta

(Baritone, Italy)
Ki Young Jang

Ki Young Jang

(Tenor, Korea South)
Byung Jun Ko

Byung Jun Ko

(Baritone, Korea South)
Nika Kolkhidashvili

Nika Kolkhidashvili

(Bass, Georgia)
Eleni Komni

Eleni Komni

(Soprano, Greece)
Burak Kul

Burak Kul

(Baritone, Turkey)
Hyungseok Lee

Hyungseok Lee

(Tenor, Korea South)
Goitsemang Lehobye

Goitsemang Lehobye

(Soprano, South Africa)
Yang Liu

Yang Liu

(Soprano, China)
Thato Machona

Thato Machona

(Bass, South Africa)
Solen Mainguene

Solen Mainguene

(Soprano, France)
Valentina Teresa Mastrangelo

Valentina Teresa Mastrangelo

(Soprano, Italy)
Ilona Mataradze

Ilona Mataradze

(Soprano, Russia)
Mandisinde Mbuyazwe

Mandisinde Mbuyazwe

(Baritone, South Africa)
Céline Mellon

Céline Mellon

(Soprano, France)
Nathan Milholin

Nathan Milholin

(Bass-Baritone, USA)
Mandla Mndebele

Mandla Mndebele

(Baritone, South Africa)
Misaki Morino

Misaki Morino

(Soprano, Japan)
Svetlana Moskalenko

Svetlana Moskalenko

(Soprano, Russia)
Lukhanyo Moyake

Lukhanyo Moyake

(Tenor, South Africa)
Noluvuyiso Mpofu

Noluvuyiso Mpofu

(Soprano, South Africa)
Marielle Murphy

Marielle Murphy

(Soprano, USA)
Bongiwe Nakani

Bongiwe Nakani

(Mezzo-Soprano, South Africa)
Caroline Nkwe

Caroline Nkwe

(Soprano, South Africa)
Dogukan Ozkan

Dogukan Ozkan

(Bass-Baritone, Turkey)
Cecilia Pastawski

Cecilia Pastawski

(Mezzo-Soprano, Argentina)
Jure Počkaj

Jure Počkaj

(Baritone, Slovenia)
Cecilia Rangwanasha

Cecilia Rangwanasha

(Soprano, South Africa)
Rachel Schutz

Rachel Schutz

(Soprano, United Kingdom)
Oksana Sekerina

Oksana Sekerina

(Soprano, Russia)
Ayşe Şenogul

Ayşe Şenogul

(Soprano, Turkey)
Jomante Slezaite

Jomante Slezaite

(Soprano, Lithuania)
Suzanne Taffot

Suzanne Taffot

(Soprano, Cameroon)
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: 50

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
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Artscape Theatre Centre

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