The International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 02 through June 09, 2024 at Jurmala (Latvia)

Congratulations to the Winners 2024

Winners 2024. Photo: The three winners (ltr): Matthew Cairns, Jungrae Noah Kim, Daniel O'Hearn
Photo (c) Dzintari Concert Hall – Pauls Zvirbulis

Winners

Etīna Saulīte. Photo: Jānis Ķeris

Etīna Saulīte

Soprano

  • TrophyJane Carty Memorial Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Dutch National Opera
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Matthew Cairns. Photo: Sam Gaetz

Matthew Cairns

Tenor

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
  • TrophyMedia Prize
Nicole Chirka. Photo: Kristof Kovacs

Nicole Chirka

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Bühnen Bern
Michael Appiah Kubi Mensah. Photo: Michael  Pöhn

Michael Appiah Kubi Mensah

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    The Metropolitan Opera - Lindemann Young Artist Development Program & Laffont Competition
Janice Van Rooy. Photo: Dorota Szczepanska

Janice Van Rooy

Soprano

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Volodymyr Morozov. Photo: Viktor Kavalevskyi

Volodymyr Morozov

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
Thando Zwane. Photo: Mark Cloete

Thando Zwane

Baritone / Bass

  • TrophyAudience Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Daniel O'Hearn. Photo: Dario Acosta

Daniel O'Hearn

Tenor

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
Jungrae Noah Kim. Photo: Jiseock cho

Jungrae Noah Kim

Baritone / Bass

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
JING YI YU

JING YI YU

Soprano

  • TrophyHans Gabor Prize
Adrian Janus. Photo: Ants Liigus

Adrian Janus

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Teona Todua. Photo: Olesya Dyatlova

Teona Todua

Soprano

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
Andrew Hyunjung Kim

Andrew Hyunjung Kim

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Bonn

Why Participate?

888 Singers

The Belvedere Competition is one of the largest competitions for young opera singers in the world. 888 singers participated in 2023. Become part of the global singing elite and start your international opera career!

47% Engagement Ratio

7 engagements were awarded by the Opera Jury in 2023 to the 15 finalists. This makes a commitment rate of 46.7%.

19 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.

28 Professional Observers

Numerous singers’ agents and representatives – 30 in 2023 – 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.

51 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.

42 Years of Experience

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

Winners 2023

SeongBeom Choi

SeongBeom Choi

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Dortmund
Neven Crnic. Photo: Marko Mestrovic

Neven Crnic

Baritone / Bass

  • TrophyMedia Prize
Oleh Lebedyev

Oleh Lebedyev

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Sächsische Staatsoper – Semperoper
Grisha Martirosyan. Photo: Marco Borelli

Grisha Martirosyan

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
    Oper Köln
Kevin Jose Simerilla Romero. Photo: Clemens Heidrich

Kevin Jose Simerilla Romero

Tenor

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
Sanele Mwelase

Sanele Mwelase

Countertenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Théo Imart. Photo: Caterina Biasi

Théo Imart

Countertenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Coaching Session and Audition on the main stage awarded by the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam
Ian Castro. Photo: Tom Schopper

Ian Castro

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Konzert Theater Bern
Mikołaj Bońkowski

Mikołaj Bońkowski

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Sächsische Staatsoper – Semperoper
Annie Fassea

Annie Fassea

Soprano

  • TrophyHans Gabor Prize
Fabian Homburg

Fabian Homburg

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    A coaching session awarded by the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam
Jeremy Boulton

Jeremy Boulton

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Erfurt
Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk

Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk

Soprano

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyAudience Prize
Katleho Mokhoabane. Photo: Michael Arivony

Katleho Mokhoabane

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Israeli Opera
Nina Solodovnikova

Nina Solodovnikova

Soprano

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
Serhii Moskalchuk

Serhii Moskalchuk

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Dzintari Concert Hall Jurmala
Filip Filipović

Filip Filipović

Tenor

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    The Metropolitan Opera - Lindemann Young Artist Development Program & Laffont Competition
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Dzintari Concert Hall