The International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 20 through June 27, 2021 in Erfurt (Germany)

Singers in the Final Rounds after 25 out of 27 Qualifications

Anastasiya Taratorkina
Jakob Kunath. Photo: David Muallah

Jakob Kunath

Baritone / Bass

Michael Kim. Photo: Rich Cho

Michael Kim

Tenor

Joanna Kędzior. Photo: Ksenia Shaushyshvili

Joanna Kędzior

Soprano

Georgi Dimitrov. Photo: Tsvetan Babechki

Georgi Dimitrov

Baritone / Bass

Fleuranne Brockway. Photo: Aaron Cawley

Fleuranne Brockway

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Andrei Nicoara. Photo: Daniel Senzek

Andrei Nicoara

Baritone / Bass

Carolina López Moreno. Photo: Tom Bässler
Lucyna Jarząbek. Photo: Kinga Karpati
Elena Villalón. Photo: Jiyang Chen

Elena Villalón

Soprano

Vero Miller. Photo: Adrienne Meister

Vero Miller

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Kangyoon Lee. Photo: Hara Noh

Kangyoon Lee

Tenor

Alexander Fritze. Photo: Stephan Presser Photography

Alexander Fritze

Baritone / Bass

Kwanghun Mun

Kwanghun Mun

Baritone / Bass

Josef Jeongmeen Ahn. Photo: Eunkyu Shin

Josef Jeongmeen Ahn

Baritone / Bass

Stefany Findrik. Photo: Jo Maximovich

Stefany Findrik

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Eira Sjaastad Huse. Photo: Magnus Trevisan

Eira Sjaastad Huse

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Seoho Park

Seoho Park

Soprano

Dongwon Kang

Dongwon Kang

Tenor

Corina Koller. Photo: Shirley Suarez

Corina Koller

Soprano

Leo Hyunho KIM. Photo: Shirley Suarez

Leo Hyunho KIM

Baritone / Bass

Eunsoo Lee

Eunsoo Lee

Soprano

Anastasia Michailidi

Anastasia Michailidi

Soprano

Linsey Coppens

Linsey Coppens

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Michaela Berova. Photo: Yana Eremina

Michaela Berova

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Inés Ballesteros. Photo: Laurence de Rien
Siphe Kwani

Siphe Kwani

Baritone / Bass

Michal Doron. Photo: Natalie Eichengreen

Michal Doron

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Alina Tkachuk

Alina Tkachuk

Soprano

Tiitus Ylipää. Photo: Pasi Järvenpää

Tiitus Ylipää

Baritone / Bass

Rui Su. Photo: SU RUI

Rui Su

Baritone / Bass

Julia Gromball. Photo: Candy Welz

Julia Gromball

Soprano

Jinxin Chen

Jinxin Chen

Baritone / Bass

Changdai Park

Changdai Park

Baritone / Bass

Olivia Doutney. Photo: Augustin Laudet

Olivia Doutney

Soprano

James Jaesung Kim

James Jaesung Kim

Tenor

Jaesung Park. Photo: Gyung woon Kim

Jaesung Park

Baritone / Bass

Veronika Schäfer

Veronika Schäfer

Soprano

Elizaveta Ivanova

Elizaveta Ivanova

Soprano

Daria Kalinina. Photo: Mark Noormann

Daria Kalinina

Soprano

Susanna Wolff. Photo: Gunnar Hasle/Solveig Sørbø

Susanna Wolff

Soprano

Ilya Silchuk. Photo: Robert Raithel

Ilya Silchuk

Baritone / Bass

Gustavo Enrique Castillo Yepez. Photo: Luciano Romano
Gabrijela Deglin

Gabrijela Deglin

Soprano

Michelle Ryan. Photo: Kurt Sneddon

Michelle Ryan

Soprano

Verity Wingate. Photo: Bart Domhof

Verity Wingate

Soprano

Dimitra Kotidou. Photo: Annemone Taake

Dimitra Kotidou

Soprano

Roxane Choux. Photo: Thomas Lennon

Roxane Choux

Soprano

Dan D'Souza

Dan D'Souza

Baritone / Bass

Denis-Daniil Bogachov

Denis-Daniil Bogachov

Baritone / Bass

Dongmin Lee

Dongmin Lee

Soprano

Marius Pallesen. Photo: Foto Krause

Marius Pallesen

Tenor

Jolyon Loy. Photo: Matt Marcus

Jolyon Loy

Baritone / Bass

Yevhen Rakhmanin. Photo: Kirill Avramenko

Yevhen Rakhmanin

Baritone / Bass

Hyejin Lee. Photo: Kartal Karagedik

Hyejin Lee

Soprano

Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir. Photo: Melissa Zgouridi Studios
SungJin Lee. Photo: Dohyung Kim

SungJin Lee

Baritone / Bass

Yulia Pogrebnyak

Yulia Pogrebnyak

Soprano

Amy Ní Fhearraigh. Photo: Yann Bourke
Na'ama Shulman. Photo: Tamara Sophie Gries

Na'ama Shulman

Soprano

Sanna Iljin. Photo: Ilkka Vuorinen

Sanna Iljin

Soprano

Margarita Polonskaia

Margarita Polonskaia

Soprano

Marie-Dominique Ryckmanns
Polina Seliverstova

Polina Seliverstova

Soprano

Risa Matsushima

Risa Matsushima

Soprano

Ho-young (Sarah) Yang

Ho-young (Sarah) Yang

Soprano

Alexandra Urquiola. Photo: Fay Fox

Alexandra Urquiola

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Jasper Leever. Photo: Matthias Baus

Jasper Leever

Baritone / Bass

Julia Muzychenko. Photo: Lubov Muzychuck
Joshua Lovell. Photo: Simon Pauly

Joshua Lovell

Tenor

Sam Carl. Photo: Tommy Ga-ken Wan

Sam Carl

Baritone / Bass

Yuliia Zasimova. Photo: Dan Purzhash

Yuliia Zasimova

Soprano

Zoya Petrova

Zoya Petrova

Soprano

Sebastian Wartig. Photo: Sarah Kuhn

Sebastian Wartig

Baritone / Bass

Natalia Iakimova

Natalia Iakimova

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Ava Gesell. Photo: Josefine Schlaak

Ava Gesell

Soprano

Changseong Park

Changseong Park

Baritone / Bass

Elisabeth Birgmeier. Photo: Barbara Wunsch
Olena Sloia(Stroia). Photo: Maria M
Nicole Chirka. Photo: E

Nicole Chirka

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Hannah Medlam. Photo: Corby Welch

Hannah Medlam

Soprano

Ketevan Chuntishvili. Photo: Marlies Kross
Polina Kumylganova

Polina Kumylganova

Soprano

Andrés Esteban Sulbarán Oicatá. Photo: Jonathan Conts

Andrés Esteban Sulbarán Oicatá

Tenor

Rihards Millers. Photo: Ērika Millere

Rihards Millers

Baritone / Bass

Karina Repova. Photo: Vasilia Malteza

Karina Repova

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Noah Xuhui DU

Noah Xuhui DU

Countertenor

Ilia Kazakov

Ilia Kazakov

Baritone / Bass

Frederic Mörth. Photo: Aaron Cawley

Frederic Mörth

Baritone / Bass

Serhii Moskalchuk

Serhii Moskalchuk

Baritone / Bass

Junoh Lee

Junoh Lee

Baritone / Bass

Hyun Jung Kim

Hyun Jung Kim

Tenor

Monika Buczkowska

Monika Buczkowska

Soprano

Haesu Kim

Haesu Kim

Tenor

Feride Büyükdenktas. Photo: Chrissi Rechling

Feride Büyükdenktas

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Strahinja Djokic

Strahinja Djokic

Baritone / Bass

Nicole Wacker

Nicole Wacker

Soprano

Iryna Kyshliaruk. Photo: Amandine Lauriol
Maya Gour

Maya Gour

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Vyacheslav Vasilyev. Photo: Ilya Korotkov Photography

Vyacheslav Vasilyev

Baritone / Bass

Joanna Norman. Photo: Jeremy Knowles 2020

Joanna Norman

Soprano

Dorothee Bienert. Photo: Lukas Anton

Dorothee Bienert

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Marlen Bieber. Photo: Anna Werner

Marlen Bieber

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Iida Antola. Photo: Juha Mustonen

Iida Antola

Soprano

Miriam Hajiyev

Miriam Hajiyev

Soprano

Eldrid Gorset. Photo: Martin I. Dalen

Eldrid Gorset

Soprano

Nofar Yacobi. Photo: Haim Kimchi

Nofar Yacobi

Soprano

Chelsea Marilyn Zurflüh. Photo: Clara Thangarajah
Hyerim Kim. Photo: Hyerim Kim

Hyerim Kim

Soprano

Viktor Yankovskyi. Photo: Oksana Terliuk

Viktor Yankovskyi

Baritone / Bass

Maryna Zubko. Photo: Alexandra Meine

Maryna Zubko

Soprano

Yohan Kim. Photo: Lutz Edelhoff

Yohan Kim

Baritone / Bass

Tom Ben Ishai. Photo: Uri Elkayam

Tom Ben Ishai

Soprano

Shuai Han. Photo: Lunpo Cui

Shuai Han

Tenor

Information for the participants in the Final Rounds 2021 - a safe environment for the competition

The arrival and departure is the personal responsibility of the candidates. Please refer to the following website for the current regulations: https://corona.thueringen.de
Please bring your passport or ID-card.
Upon arrival, candidates must present a negative test result (Antigen-test), which is not older than 48 hours.
An FFP2-mask must be worn in the entire theater building (exception only at the audition itself)
Please consistently maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters from other people throughout the building.
The same rules apply to the accompanying accompanists: FFP2 mask in the entire building (also while playing).
Only by following all these rules we can create a safe environment for the competition to take place.
June 16, 2021

Why Participate?

1110 Singers

The Belvedere Competition is one of the largest competitions for young opera singers in the world. 1,110 singers participated in 2019. In 2020, the competition took place only on a very restricted basis due to the pandemic. Become now part of the global singing elite and start your international opera career in 2021!

67% Engagement Ratio

10 engagements were awarded by the Opera Jury in 2019 to the 15 finalists. This makes a commitment rate of 66.67%.

17 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.

20 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.

24 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

Valeriia Savinskaia

Valeriia Savinskaia

Soprano

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyMedia Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Theater Dortmund
Slávka Zámečníková. Photo: Alfheidur Erla

Slávka Zámečníková

Soprano

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
Annika Schlicht. Photo: Simon Pauly

Annika Schlicht

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Erica Petrocelli. Photo: Suzanne Vinnik
Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Soprano

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

Pablo Martinez

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Stadttheater Klagenfurt
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Vero Miller. Photo: Farina Grieb

Vero Miller

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Bonsu Ku

Bonsu Ku

Baritone / Bass

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
Katia Ledoux. Photo: Jerzy Bin

Katia Ledoux

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Erfurt
Margaux de Valensart. Photo: István Borzás
Sol Her

Sol Her

Soprano

final rounds in Erfurt 2021 - photo in the background © Theater Erfurt - photo in the center © Ferdinand Neumüller