The International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: May 30 through June 06, 2020 in Jurmala (Latvia)

Singers in the Final Rounds after 20 out of 70 Qualifications

Jolyon Loy. Photo: Matt Marcus

Jolyon Loy

Baritone / Bass

Monika Buczkowska

Monika Buczkowska

Soprano

Michaela Berova. Photo: Yana Eremina

Michaela Berova

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Tiitus Ylipää. Photo: Pasi Järvenpää

Tiitus Ylipää

Baritone / Bass

Iryna Kyshliaruk. Photo: Amandine Lauriol
Serhii Moskalchuk

Serhii Moskalchuk

Baritone / Bass

Linsey Coppens

Linsey Coppens

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Yuliia Zasimova. Photo: Dan Purzhash

Yuliia Zasimova

Soprano

Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir. Photo: Melissa Zgouridi Studios

Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir

Soprano

Sanna Iljin. Photo: Ilkka Vuorinen

Sanna Iljin

Soprano

Leo Hyunho KIM. Photo: Shirley Suarez

Leo Hyunho KIM

Baritone / Bass

Polina Kumylganova

Polina Kumylganova

Soprano

Natalia Iakimova

Natalia Iakimova

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Rui Su. Photo: SU RUI

Rui Su

Baritone / Bass

Alina Druhak

Alina Druhak

Soprano

Magdalena Todorovska

Magdalena Todorovska

Soprano

Sam Carl. Photo: Tommy Ga-ken Wan

Sam Carl

Baritone / Bass

Georgi Dimitrov. Photo: Tsvetan Babechki

Georgi Dimitrov

Baritone / Bass

Josef Jeongmeen Ahn. Photo: Eunkyu Shin

Josef Jeongmeen Ahn

Baritone / Bass

Coronavirus - Competition updates

May 13, 2020: We learn just now from Jurmala that Latvian government has extended the emergency situation in Latvia until June 9. Therefore we will have to wait until mid-June to get an exact date for the Final Rounds, which are planned in October.

April 20, 2020: The Final Rounds 2020 in Jurmala: as previously announced, we are planning to postpone the Final Rounds in autumn 2020 due to current international restrictions in all areas of life. Our partners from the Dzintari Concert Hall are expecting new instructions from the Latvian government at the end of April. We will keep you informed and ask for your patience. All the best and above all health to you all!

April 8, 2020: We are working together with our partners in the qualification cities on new audition dates for the cancelled Qualifying Rounds, possibly also on holding the Final Rounds later in the year. For this reason, we ask registered singers already for their patience and suggest that they remain registered and let us know at a later date, when the new dates are certain, whether they will participate or withdraw. Sorry for these news - we sincerely hope that the situation will normalize as soon as possible and trust that die final rounds in Jurmala is going to take place, expected in autumn this year. Please find all Qualifying Rounds here

March 2020 - We would like to inform you, especially the singers who have already registered and those who intend to participate in the Belvedere Singing Competition this year, that we are in constant contact with our partners worldwide in the 71 cities where Qualifying Rounds are held. Where necessary, we have cancelled the auditions or postponed it to a later date. Should further developments require a re-evaluation, we will of course inform the relevant competition participants and partners immediately. We trust that the competition is going to take place as planned. - We wish you all the best and look forward to exciting Final Rounds in Jurmala, Latvia.

Why Participate?

1061 Singers

The Belvedere Competition is one of the largest competitions for young opera singers in the world. 1061 singers participated in 2019. Become part of the global singing elite and start your international opera career!

53% Engagement Ratio

8 engagements were awarded by the Opera Jury in 2019 to the 15 finalists. This makes a commitment rate of 53.3%.

27 Jury Members

The Opera Jury in the final rounds is composed exclusively with opera and casting directors of the most prestigious opera houses, who award additional engagements to the participants. The international Media Jury in the final rounds awards the additional Media Prize.

19 Professional Observers

Numerous singers’ agents and representatives – 45 in 2019 – 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.

70 Qualification Cities

The international qualifying rounds are held each year on all continents and gives young, highly talented opera singers the best access to the professional opera world.

39 Years of Experience

The Belvedere Singing Competition started in 1982, making it one of the renowned and best networked singing competition in the world.

Singers in the Finals 2019

Kalvis Kalnins. Photo: Pauls Zvirbulis

Kalvis Kalnins

Baritone / Bass

Margaux de Valensart. Photo: István Borzás
Katia Ledoux. Photo: Jerzy Bin

Katia Ledoux

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Erfurt
Sol Her

Sol Her

Soprano

Valeriia Savinskaia

Valeriia Savinskaia

Soprano

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyMedia Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Theater Dortmund
Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Soprano

  • TrophyAudience Prize
  • TrophyCS Rising Stars
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Operngala für die Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung
Bonsu Ku

Bonsu Ku

Baritone / Bass

Vero Miller. Photo: Farina Grieb

Vero Miller

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Erica Petrocelli. Photo: Suzanne Vinnik
Egor Zhuravskii. Photo: Ruslan Condrashin

Egor Zhuravskii

Tenor

  • TrophyWil Keune Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Maksym Nazarenko

Maksym Nazarenko

Baritone / Bass

Boikhutso Owen Metsileng

Boikhutso Owen Metsileng

Tenor

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • TrophyHans Gabor Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Annika Schlicht. Photo: Simon Pauly

Annika Schlicht

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Pablo Martinez

Pablo Martinez

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Stadttheater Klagenfurt
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Slávka Zámečníková. Photo: Alfheidur Erla

Slávka Zámečníková

Soprano

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
Finals at Jurmala 2018 © Dzintari Concert Hall