The International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 30 through July 07, 2019 in Villach (Austria)

Why Participate?


The Belvedere Competition is one of the largest competitions for young opera singers in the world. 1127 singers participated in 2018. Become part of the global singing elite and start your international opera career!

63%Engagement Ratio

10 of the 16 singers in the finals 2018 were given an engagement by one of our opera jury members right away. That makes a ratio of 62.5%.

23Jury 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.

43Professional Observers

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.

71Qualification 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.

38Years 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 Final Rounds after 38 out of 71 Qualifications

Igor Onishchenko. Photo: EdGrig

Igor Onishchenko

(Baritone / Bass, Ukraine)

Leo Hyunho KIM. Photo: Shirley Suarez

Leo Hyunho KIM

(Baritone / Bass, Korea South)

Tasha Koontz. Photo: Joshua Albanese

Tasha Koontz

(Soprano, USA)

Zihao Lin

Zihao Lin

(Baritone / Bass, China)

Florence Losseau. Photo: Mark Noormann

Florence Losseau

(Mezzo-Soprano / Alt, France)

Vassia (Lieke-Vasiliki) Alati. Photo: Myrto Stamatopoulou

Vassia (Lieke-Vasiliki) Alati

(Soprano, Greece)

Villach by night