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

Singers in the Final Rounds after 51 out of 51 Qualifications

Lisa Chaïb-Auriol. Photo: Studio Volua
Hwaeum Lee

Hwaeum Lee

Baritone / Bass

Ejnar Colak. Photo: Caroline Olava

Ejnar Colak

Baritone / Bass

Sungeun Park. Photo: Hyungju Lee

Sungeun Park

Soprano

Olena Dmytriieva

Olena Dmytriieva

Soprano

Sylwia Pietrzak

Sylwia Pietrzak

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

JONGWOO HONG

JONGWOO HONG

Tenor

Íris Björk Gunnarsdóttir. Photo: Erik Maxim

Íris Björk Gunnarsdóttir

Soprano

Oleksandra Diachenko

Oleksandra Diachenko

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Sean Tester. Photo: Leo Byrne Photography

Sean Tester

Tenor

Sihao HU

Sihao HU

Baritone / Bass

Jun Hyuk Jang

Jun Hyuk Jang

Baritone / Bass

Dalia Besprozvany
Alice Chung

Alice Chung

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Valerija Iljinaite. Photo: Alexander Hansez
Audelia Shallev. Photo: Alla Triplik

Audelia Shallev

Soprano

Thando Zwane. Photo: Mark Cloete

Thando Zwane

Baritone / Bass

Teodora Tashkoff. Photo: Tatiana (@tatianalebed.ph)
Alicja Bany

Alicja Bany

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

JING YI YU

JING YI YU

Soprano

Leander Carlier. Photo: Leen Vandenhende

Leander Carlier

Baritone / Bass

Hwapyeong Gwon. Photo: Minsu Ahn

Hwapyeong Gwon

Tenor

Aimee Kearney

Aimee Kearney

Soprano

LISE NOUGIER. Photo: Jérémy Torres

LISE NOUGIER

Soprano

Seokju Hong

Seokju Hong

Baritone / Bass

Maria Koroleva

Maria Koroleva

Soprano

Ofeliia Pogosian. Photo: Victoria Chernyshova

Ofeliia Pogosian

Soprano

Cecelia McKinley. Photo: Daniel Welch

Cecelia McKinley

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Carmen Štroffek Ferenceiová

Carmen Štroffek Ferenceiová

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Wei Lu

Wei Lu

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Dahye Kang. Photo: Astound30

Dahye Kang

Soprano

Nazar Mykulyak

Nazar Mykulyak

Baritone / Bass

Si Qi Liu. Photo: LIU SIQI of artistic photo

Si Qi Liu

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Eva Langeland Gjerde. Photo: Caroline Olava Halvorsen
Rachel Barg. Photo: Daniel Welch

Rachel Barg

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Cristin Arsenova. Photo: Studio Bravi Fotografia
Juhyeon Kim

Juhyeon Kim

Baritone / Bass

Mariana Mazur

Mariana Mazur

Soprano

James Young. Photo: Christian Pöllmann

James Young

Baritone / Bass

Verena Kronbichler. Photo: Lena Kern

Verena Kronbichler

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Michael Appiah Kubi Mensah. Photo: Michael  Pöhn

Michael Appiah Kubi Mensah

Baritone / Bass

Kaarin Cecilia Phelps. Photo: Elizabeth Schneider for A Little Joy Photography

Kaarin Cecilia Phelps

Soprano

Mariia Tkach. Photo: Solomia Matvienko

Mariia Tkach

Soprano

Jungrae Noah Kim. Photo: Jiseock cho

Jungrae Noah Kim

Baritone / Bass

Jacob Abel Isefiær. Photo: Anne Valeur

Jacob Abel Isefiær

Baritone / Bass

Julia Portela Piñón. Photo: Olivia Da Costa

Julia Portela Piñón

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Noam Heinz. Photo: Shahar Vin

Noam Heinz

Baritone / Bass

Ihor Mostovoi. Photo: Illia Karlov

Ihor Mostovoi

Baritone / Bass

Minji Kim. Photo: Chewon Suk

Minji Kim

Soprano

Romina Jofré

Romina Jofré

Soprano

Xiaoyu Li. Photo: Vesna Makarov

Xiaoyu Li

Soprano

Irene Hoogveld. Photo: Bas Weetink

Irene Hoogveld

Soprano

Erik Rosenius. Photo: Laissa Miller

Erik Rosenius

Baritone / Bass

Daniel Noyola. Photo: Jiyang Chen

Daniel Noyola

Baritone / Bass

Johanna Thomsen. Photo: Dietmar Scholz

Johanna Thomsen

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Andrew Hyunjung Kim

Andrew Hyunjung Kim

Tenor

Vuyisa Xipu

Vuyisa Xipu

Tenor

Ting Yu

Ting Yu

Soprano

Viktoriia Shamanska. Photo: Ewa Zielonka

Viktoriia Shamanska

Soprano

Yuxuan Wang

Yuxuan Wang

Tenor

Lwazi Dlamini

Lwazi Dlamini

Baritone / Bass

SeokJoon Kim

SeokJoon Kim

Tenor

Mihailo Slavnić

Mihailo Slavnić

Tenor

Sabrina Sanza

Sabrina Sanza

Soprano

Hiroki Kono. Photo: ©YOSHINOBUFUKAYA/aura.Y2

Hiroki Kono

Tenor

Jordan Loyd. Photo: Amanda Lynn Bottoms

Jordan Loyd

Tenor

Janice Van Rooy. Photo: Dorota Szczepanska

Janice Van Rooy

Soprano

Etīna Saulīte. Photo: Jānis Ķeris

Etīna Saulīte

Soprano

Bengisu Yaman Koyuncu

Bengisu Yaman Koyuncu

Soprano

Marina Shakhdinarova. Photo: Iuri Akopov
Gabriele Kupsyte. Photo: Marco Borrelli

Gabriele Kupsyte

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Josip Švagelj

Josip Švagelj

Tenor

Matthew Avery. Photo: Kurt Sneddon

Matthew Avery

Baritone / Bass

Florentine Schumacher. Photo: Stefanie Wünning

Florentine Schumacher

Soprano

Amber Fasquelle. Photo: Jelly Luise

Amber Fasquelle

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Teona Todua. Photo: Olesya Dyatlova

Teona Todua

Soprano

Tamar Tsirekidze

Tamar Tsirekidze

Soprano

Seungwoo Sun. Photo: Seonwoo Kim

Seungwoo Sun

Baritone / Bass

Kathleen Felty. Photo: Tira Howard

Kathleen Felty

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Lauren Young. Photo: Marco Borrelli

Lauren Young

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Chiharu Uchida

Chiharu Uchida

Soprano

Yoseph Park

Yoseph Park

Tenor

Hanseong Yun

Hanseong Yun

Baritone / Bass

Rosalie Ardts. Photo: Juri Hiensch

Rosalie Ardts

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Valerian Mchedlidze

Valerian Mchedlidze

Baritone / Bass

Dana Tanase. Photo: Andrea Antosikova

Dana Tanase

Soprano

Ana Cucereavii

Ana Cucereavii

Soprano

Nina Ruban. Photo: Taras Malarevich

Nina Ruban

Soprano

Ilanna Starr. Photo: Tam Lan Truong

Ilanna Starr

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Lantao Li

Lantao Li

Baritone / Bass

Fanya Jin

Fanya Jin

Soprano

Rafaela Albuquerque. Photo: João Gomes

Rafaela Albuquerque

Soprano

Gloria Tronel. Photo: Léa Bianco Chinto

Gloria Tronel

Soprano

Matthew Cairns. Photo: Sam Gaetz
Alexandra Yangel. Photo: P. Ivanova

Alexandra Yangel

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

yunho Eric Kim

yunho Eric Kim

Baritone / Bass

Imogen-Faith Malfitano. Photo: Marnya Rothe

Imogen-Faith Malfitano

Soprano

SoJin Yang. Photo: Rudy Carlier

SoJin Yang

Baritone / Bass

Yancheng Chen. Photo: Björn Hickmann

Yancheng Chen

Baritone / Bass

Alexandra Danilova

Alexandra Danilova

Soprano

Youngkwang Oh. Photo: Jiseok Jo

Youngkwang Oh

Baritone / Bass

Cleo Lee-McGowan

Cleo Lee-McGowan

Soprano

Michal Proszynski. Photo: Patricia Westley

Michal Proszynski

Tenor

Karmen Kõrnas

Karmen Kõrnas

Soprano

Yongbeom Kwon

Yongbeom Kwon

Countertenor

Artur Garbas

Artur Garbas

Baritone / Bass

Alisa Tkachenko

Alisa Tkachenko

Soprano

Jinwei Zhang

Jinwei Zhang

Tenor

Beste Bulut. Photo: Sena Koç

Beste Bulut

Soprano

Solveig Bergersen. Photo: Uğur Şeker
Adrien Mathonat

Adrien Mathonat

Baritone / Bass

Daniel O'Hearn. Photo: Dario Acosta
Luna Seongeun Park
Nicole Chirka. Photo: Kristof Kovacs

Nicole Chirka

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Georgiy Derbas-Richter

Georgiy Derbas-Richter

Baritone / Bass

Volodymyr Morozov. Photo: Viktor Kavalevskyi

Volodymyr Morozov

Baritone / Bass

Changsung Park. Photo: Seoul studio

Changsung Park

Baritone / Bass

Seán Boylan. Photo: Bertie Watson

Seán Boylan

Baritone / Bass

Kevin Punnackal

Kevin Punnackal

Tenor

Indyana Schneider. Photo: Jess Lindsey

Indyana Schneider

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Minki Hong

Minki Hong

Baritone / Bass

Monika Radecka

Monika Radecka

Soprano

Austėja Zinkevičiūtė

Austėja Zinkevičiūtė

Soprano

Lei Wu

Lei Wu

Soprano

Adrian Janus. Photo: Ants Liigus

Adrian Janus

Baritone / Bass

Lucija Spevec. Photo: Ksenija Plavec-Fiket

Lucija Spevec

Soprano

Francesco Lucii. Photo: Andrea macchia

Francesco Lucii

Tenor

Olena Skitsko. Photo: Iryna Karpiv

Olena Skitsko

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Anastasiia Povazhna. Photo: Travneva Kate

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%.

21 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.

24 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

Mikołaj Bońkowski

Mikołaj Bońkowski

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Sächsische Staatsoper – Semperoper
Annie Fassea

Annie Fassea

Soprano

  • TrophyHans Gabor Prize
Oleh Lebedyev

Oleh Lebedyev

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Sächsische Staatsoper – Semperoper
Fabian Homburg

Fabian Homburg

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    A coaching session awarded by the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam
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
Sanele Mwelase

Sanele Mwelase

Countertenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Neven Crnic. Photo: Marko Mestrovic

Neven Crnic

Baritone / Bass

  • TrophyMedia Prize
Grisha Martirosyan. Photo: Marco Borelli

Grisha Martirosyan

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
    Oper Köln
Ian Castro. Photo: Tom Schopper

Ian Castro

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Konzert Theater Bern
Kevin Jose Simerilla Romero. Photo: Clemens Heidrich

Kevin Jose Simerilla Romero

Tenor

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
Serhii Moskalchuk

Serhii Moskalchuk

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Dzintari Concert Hall Jurmala
Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk

Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk

Soprano

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyAudience Prize
Jeremy Boulton

Jeremy Boulton

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Erfurt
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
Katleho Mokhoabane. Photo: Michael Arivony

Katleho Mokhoabane

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Israeli Opera
SeongBeom Choi

SeongBeom Choi

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Dortmund
Nina Solodovnikova

Nina Solodovnikova

Soprano

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
Dzintari Concert Hall