International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 3 through June 10, 2018 at Dzintari Concert Hall in Jurmala, Latvia

Jurmala, Latvia 2018

Prize Winners

Congratulations to 1st prize winner Sungho KIM, 2nd prize winner Georgios Alexandros STAVRAKAKIS and 3rd prize winner Pavel PETROV and all participants in the Final Rounds & Finals Gala Concert 2018!

Shota Chibirov

Shota Chibirov

(Tenor, Russia)
Andrei Danilov

Andrei Danilov

(Tenor, Russia)
Frances du Plessis

Frances du Plessis

(Soprano, South Africa)
Jorge Antonio Espino Martínez

Jorge Antonio Espino Martínez

(Baritone, Mexiko)
Zachariah Njoroge Kariithi

Zachariah Njoroge Kariithi

(Baritone, Kenya)
Sungho Kim

Sungho Kim

(Tenor, Korea South)
Jaka Mihelač

Jaka Mihelač

(Baritone, Slovenia)
Martin Mkhize

Martin Mkhize

(Baritone, South Africa)
Emma Moore

Emma Moore

(Soprano, Australia)
Pavel Petrov

Pavel Petrov

(Tenor, Belarus)
Biagio Pizzuti

Biagio Pizzuti

(Baritone, Italy)
Beniamin Pop

Beniamin Pop

(Bass, Romania)
Georgios Alexandros Stavrakakis

Georgios Alexandros Stavrakakis

(Bass, Greece)
Boris Stepanov

Boris Stepanov

(Tenor, Russia)
Camila Titinger

Camila Titinger

(Soprano, Brazil)
Deniz Uzun

Deniz Uzun

(Mezzo-Alt, Germany)
Results 2018: Singers worldwide: 1125Qualified for the Final Rounds: 172Starting in the 1st Round: 147Semi-Finals: 63Finals: 16

The Jury

  • John M. Mordler

    John M. Mordler
    President
    Chair of the Jury

  • David Agler

    David Agler
    Wexford Festival Opera
    Artistic Director

  • Heribert Germeshausen

    Heribert Germeshausen
    Theater Dortmund
    designierter Opernintendant

  • David Gowland

    David Gowland
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
    Artistic Director, Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

  • Olga Kapanina

    Olga Kapanina
    Opera Bolshoi Moscow
    Casting Director

  • Constanze Könemann

    Constanze Könemann
    Staatsoper Hamburg
    Operndirektorin

  • Ilmārs Lapiņš

    Ilmārs Lapiņš
    Gouverneur-Philharmonieorchester Irkutsk
    Chief Conductor

  • Zigmars Liepiņš

    Zigmars Liepiņš
    Latvian National Opera and Ballet Riga
    General Director

  • Joan Matabosch

    Joan Matabosch
    Teatro Real Madrid
    Artistic Director

  • Christoph Meyer

    Christoph Meyer
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf - Duisburg
    Generalintendant

  • Hein Mulders

    Hein Mulders
    Aalto Theater und Philharmonie Essen
    Intendant

  • Björn Peters

    Björn Peters
    Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden - Semperoper
    Künstlerischer Betriebsdirektor

  • Christoph Seuferle

    Christoph Seuferle
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Operndirektor

  • Alard von Rohr

    Alard von Rohr
    Festliche Operngala der Deutschen AIDS-Stiftung
    Geschäftsführer / Künstl. Leiter

  • Michael Williams

    Michael Williams
    Buxton International Festival
    Chief Executive Officer

Why Participate?

  • InternationalThe world’s best networked singing competition with qualifying rounds in 71 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

Dzintari Concert Hall

Jurmala, Latvia 2018

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