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

Coronavirus - 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.

Due to the situation we constantly update our audition dates. Please find all qualifying rounds here

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 Final Rounds after 20 out of 70 Qualifications

Leo Hyunho KIM. Photo: Shirley Suarez

Leo Hyunho KIM

Baritone / Bass

Sam Carl. Photo: Tommy Ga-ken Wan

Sam Carl

Baritone / Bass

Magdalena Todorovska

Magdalena Todorovska

Soprano

Linsey Coppens

Linsey Coppens

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Rui Su. Photo: SU RUI

Rui Su

Baritone / Bass

Georgi Dimitrov. Photo: Tsvetan Babechki

Georgi Dimitrov

Baritone / Bass

Jolyon Loy. Photo: Matt Marcus

Jolyon Loy

Baritone / Bass

Serhii Moskalchuk

Serhii Moskalchuk

Baritone / Bass

Alina Druhak

Alina Druhak

Soprano

Monika Buczkowska

Monika Buczkowska

Soprano

Singers in the Finals 2019

Boikhutso Owen Metsileng

Boikhutso Owen Metsileng

Tenor

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • TrophyHans Gabor Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Valeriia Savinskaia

Valeriia Savinskaia

Soprano

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyMedia Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Theater Dortmund
Maksym Nazarenko

Maksym Nazarenko

Baritone / Bass

Erica Petrocelli. Photo: Suzanne Vinnik
Vero Miller. Photo: Farina Grieb

Vero Miller

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Egor Zhuravskii. Photo: Ruslan Condrashin

Egor Zhuravskii

Tenor

  • TrophyWil Keune Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Katia Ledoux. Photo: Jerzy Bin

Katia Ledoux

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Erfurt
Slávka Zámečníková. Photo: Alfheidur Erla

Slávka Zámečníková

Soprano

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
Pablo Martinez

Pablo Martinez

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Stadttheater Klagenfurt
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Sol Her

Sol Her

Soprano

Margaux de Valensart. Photo: István Borzás
Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Soprano

  • TrophyAudience Prize
  • TrophyCS Rising Stars
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Operngala für die Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung
Kalvis Kalnins. Photo: Pauls Zvirbulis

Kalvis Kalnins

Baritone / Bass

Annika Schlicht. Photo: Simon Pauly

Annika Schlicht

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Bonsu Ku

Bonsu Ku

Baritone / Bass

Finals at Jurmala 2018 © Dzintari Concert Hall