Our Partners of the International Qualifying Rounds
International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 29 through July 6, 2017 in Moscow, Russia
Prize Winners 2017 in Moscow
The 2st to 3rd prize winners 2017 (fltr): AIGUL AKHMETSHINA, Mezzo-Soprano, Russia (1st Prize), KANG WANG, Tenor, Australia (2nd Prize), MANDLA MNDEBELE, Baritone, South Africa (3rd Prize & Audience Prize)
Winner of the Media Prize 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa)
The prize winners 2016 together with the General Management (fltr): RAEHANN BRYCE-DAVIS, Mezzo-Soprano, USA (3rd Prize), NICHOLAS BROWNLEE, Bass-Baritone, USA (1st Prize), NOLUVUYISO MPOFU, Soprano, South Africa (2nd Prize + Audience Prize).
PRIZE WINNERS 2015: 1st Prize: LEVY SEKGAPANE, Tenor, South Africa - 2nd Prize: LISE DAVIDSEN, Soprano, Norway - 3rd Prize: KI HUN PARK, Tenor, South Korea
2nd Prize Opera 2014
Siyabulela´s Prize is donated by Jan Meulendijks and Bart Schuil - Congratulations!
1st Prize Opera 2014
Irina´s 1st Prize is donated in memoriam KS Teresa Stich-Randal by Dr. Véra Gregor. Irina is also prize winner of the Audience Prize, donated by Soroptimist International - Clubs in the Düsseldorf area - and Soroptimist Düsseldorf 2000 e.V. - Congratulations!
Il Do Song
3rd Prize Opera 2014
Il Do´s Prize is donated by the Valentin and Anni Leitgeb Foundation, Dr. Walburga Litschauer - Congratulations!
1st Prize Opera 2013
"I will never forget the great night in Amsterdam." Dong-Hwan Lee makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2014/15 Season as Count Monterone (Rigoletto).
2nd Prize Opera 2013
2nd Prize Winner 2013 (prize is shared). Engagement awarded by the The Kirsten Flagstad Festival. Upcoming she will make her debut at La Monnaie Brussels.
2nd Prize Opera 2013
2nd Prize Winner 2013 (prize is shared). Engagement awarded by Festliche Operngala der Deutschen AIDS-Stiftung. This season Roman finds as Giorgio Germont in the Glyndebourne Festival Opera among others.
3rd Prize Opera 2013
3rd Prize Winner 2013 and Winner of the International Media Prize and the Audience Prize. Engagement awarded by Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf – Duisburg. Rheinaldt is member of Cape Town Opera.
1st Prize Opera 2012
"It is so flattered to receive such a great award from the Belvedere Singing Competition."
1st Prize Opera 2011
„Thank you for everything. I understand the Belvedere Competition as my greatest career move. I am very, very grateful.“
1st Prize Opera 2010
After winning the Belvedere Competition in 2010 Antonio Poli has made a big career in opera. Among future projects he will give his house debut at Bayerischen Staatsoper Munich in the part of Fenton in Falstaff in 2015.
1st Prize Opera 2009
"I would not be where I am, if I had not participated in the Belvedere Singing Competition. I was able to present myself in only one audition to many international opera and casting directors, without having to travel from one audition to another."
1st Prize Opera 2008
The current season holds engagements as Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Oper Köln. Future engagements bring Yu to Berlin, Zürich, Marseille and to the Bregenzer Festspiele, among others.
1st Prize Opera 2007
Highlights of the 2014/15 season include Angela’s return to the Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani opposite Plácido Domingo, conducted by James Levine, and her acclaimed interpretation in the title role of Bellini’s Norma for her debut in Seville.
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 Don Pasquale at Cincinnati Opera.
1st Prize Opera 2000
Matthias Rexroth won the Belvedere Singing Competition and got further eight special prizes. He is one of the most renowned countertenors.
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.
3rd Prize Opera 1997
Dutch Soprano Barbara Haveman is winner of many international competitions. Some of her future engagements are "Un ballo in maschera" at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf and "The Queen of Spades" at the Vienna State Opera.
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 Vienna State Opera.
1st Prize Operetta 1988
"I often and gladly remember ´Belvedere´ - it has changed my life." The soprano is member of the Wiener Staatsoper since 1991/92 and appeares on the stages of many important opera houses like Bavarian State Opera Munich or the opera house of Zurich.
Singers Qualified for the Finals
Aigul Akhmetshina(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
Vasilisa Berzhanskaya(Mezzo-Soprano, Russia)
John Brancy(Baritone, USA)
Pavel Chervinskiy(Bass-Baritone, Russia)
Josevane de Jesus Santos(Mezzo-Soprano, Brazil)
Jihyun Cecilia LEE(Soprano, Korea South)
Mandla MNDEBELE(Baritone, South Africa)
Carles PACHÓN(Baritone, Spain)
Rocio PEREZ(Soprano, Spain)
Boris Prýgl(Bass-Baritone, Czech Republic)
Alexander Roslavets(Bass, Belarus)
Nela Saric(Soprano, Croatia)
Oksana Sekerina(Soprano, Russia)
Sava VEMIC(Bass, Serbia)
Kang WANG(Tenor, Australia)
The Jury 2017
John M. Mordler
Chair of the Jury
Wexford Festival Opera
Helikon Opera Moscow
Opera Bolshoi Moscow
Teatro Real Madrid
Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf - Duisburg
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden - Semperoper
Gran Teatre del Liceu
General Artistic Director
Deutsche Oper Berlin
The Metropolitan Opera
Associate Director, National Council Auditions
Cape Town Opera
Houston Grand Opera
Director of Artistic Administration
- The 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
- The 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
- Numerous 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
- The engagement ratio of past participants of the final rounds is about 70%. List of all prizes and engagements