Dr. Véra Gregor
1st Prize Opera 2000
Matthias Rexroth won two of the most important international singing competitions: the 37th Francesco Viñas Competition and the 19th Belvedere Singing Competition, where he got further eight special prizes. He is one of the most renowned countertenors.
1st Prize Opera 2011
Rachel Willis-Sørensen about the Belvedere Competition: „Thank you for everything. I understand the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition as my greatest career move. I am very, very grateful.“ In 2012, she made her Royal Opera House, Covent Garden debut.
1st Prize Opera 2010
After winning the Belvedere Competition in 2010 Antonio Poli made his highly acclaimed debut as Don Ottavio in Graz, took part at "Festliche Opergala für die AIDS-Stiftung" at Deutsche Oper Berlin and appeared at the Salzburg Festival.
1st Prize Opera 2009
The New York Times writes on Pretty Yende at Metropolitan Opera: "Her voice has a luminous sheen combined with steely resolve." In February 2013 she has sung with great success - instead of Cecilia Bartoli - in Vienna.
2nd Prize Opera 2009
Upcoming engagements include Don José in Carmen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the New National Theater Tokyo as well as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut at Oper Graz.
3rd Prize Opera 2008
After winning the 3rd prize of the Belvedere Competition Heidi Melton was engaged at the Metropolitan Opera and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She also stepped in on short notice to sing Sieglinde in Die Walküre at the Deutsche Oper Berlin to great acclaim.
1st Prize Opera 2008
In July 2007 Guanqun Yu won the Golden Medal of the Youth Singers Competition at Shanghai and the 1st Prize of the Belvedere Competition. In June 2010 she sang at the Musikverein Vienna and made her debut in 2012 at the Metropolitan Opera.
1st Prize Opera 2002
Fom the time of his professional operatic debut at the Teatro alla Scala in 2002 as Don Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia, Burak Bilgili has enjoyed a busy international career. His upcoming engagements include Rossini Stabat Mater for Schleswig-Holstein Festival.
2nd Prize Opera 1998
Since the beginning of the 2012/13 season Rachel Harnisch belongs to the ensemble of Zurich Opera House, where she sings roles like Contessa, Michaëla or Antonia. 2013 she sings Fiordiligi in a new production Così fan tutte in Bari.
3rd Prize Opera 1997
Barbara Haveman, born in Groningen, The Netherlands, is winner of many international competitions. Some of her future engagements are Falstaff at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Rusalka at the Monte Carlo Opera.
1st Prize Opera 1996
Well knowned under his artistic name Lado Ataneli, he is "One of the healthiest, roundest, most mellifluous voices on the planet" (L.A. Times, October 2002) and one of the world's most sought-after interpreters of Verdi, Puccini and verismo roles.
1st Prize Opera 1995
Studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and continued her vocal studies with Renata Scotto and Licia Albanese. After her début at the Bolshoi Theatre she won several prestigious competitions including the Belvedere Singing Competition.
2nd Prize Opera 1995
Elisabete Matos has debuted Isolda at Campoamor de Oviedo recently, and after her huge success as Minnie at Metropolitan Opera, she will return soon for Nabucco’s Abigaille. Next engagements include Isabel de Valois at Sao Carlos de Lisbon.
1st Prize Opera 1989
After winning the Belvedere Singing Competition Peter Edelmann has sung in renowned opera houses like in Dresden, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Washington , New York and at the Wiener Staatsoper.
1st Prize Operetta 1988
The soprano Ildikó Raimondi, member of the Wiener Staatsoper since 1991/92, appeared on the stages of many important European opera houses like the Wiener Staatsoper, the Bavarian State Opera Munich and the opera house of Zurich.
John M. Mordler
Chair of the Jury
Israeli Opera Tel Aviv
Helikon Opera Moscow
Muziektheater Transparant Antwerp
General Director and Artistic Director
Cape Town Opera
Jesús Iglesias Noriega
De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam
Royal Opera House Covent Garden London
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz München
Bamberger Symphoniker – Bay. Staatsphilharmonie Bamberg
Consultant for vocal casting
Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf - Duisburg
Opera Hong Kong
Aalto Theater und Philharmonie Essen
Metropolitan Opera House New York
Associate Artistic Administrator
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Nordland Music Festival Norway / The Kirsten Flagstad Festival
Chairman / Artistic Director
Oper Graz / Bregenzer Festspiele
Geschäftsf. Intendantin / Desig. Intendantin
Alard von Rohr
A pro just classics / Festliche Operngala der Deutschen AIDS-Stiftung
Geschäftsführer / Künstl. Leiter
Houston Grand Opera
Director of Artistic Administration