The International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 04 through June 11, 2022 in Jurmala (Latvia)

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Congratulations to the Winners 2022

Winners 2022. Photo: Lutz Edelhoff Prize Winners in the Finals Concert 2022 (from left to right): 2nd prize winner: Nikita IVASECHKO - 1st prize winner: Key'mon MURRAH - 3rd prize winner: Rueben MBONAMBI. Congratulations to all 119 singers in the final rounds, the 15 singers in the finals concert and the prize winners! 4 Singers in the Semi-finals were awarded with engagements by: Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden – Semperoper: Albert Memeti, Poland / Erfurt: Tristan BLANCHET, Switzerland / Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Special Prize to enhance further development: Mateusz LUGOWSKI, Poland, and Christian CHRISTOFF, Bulgaria. Update 20.6.2022: A new prize is launched in 2022, the: BC Young Talents Award (prize money EUR 1,000.-), donated by Věra Gregor. This prize goes to: Louise FOOR. Congratulations! Photo of the prize winners (c) Pauls Zvirbulis

Singers in the Finals

Rueben Mbonambi

Rueben Mbonambi

Baritone / Bass

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Key'mon Murrah. Photo: Ben Boutell

Key'mon Murrah

Countertenor

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyMedia Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Oper Köln
Pete Thanapat Tripuvanantakul. Photo: Oytun Gural

Pete Thanapat Tripuvanantakul

Baritone / Bass

Monika Zasheva

Monika Zasheva

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine. Photo: Svetlana Vjakse

Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine

Soprano

Maya Gour

Maya Gour

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

  • TrophyCS Rising Stars
Taejun Jeong

Taejun Jeong

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
Nikita Ivasechko

Nikita Ivasechko

Baritone / Bass

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Vartan Gabrielian

Vartan Gabrielian

Baritone / Bass

Vittorio De Campo

Vittorio De Campo

Baritone / Bass

  • TrophyAudience Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Louise Foor. Photo: Pierre Foor

Louise Foor

Soprano

Marianne Croux. Photo: Andrey Chuntomov

Marianne Croux

Soprano

Ava Dodd. Photo: Olivia da Costa

Ava Dodd

Soprano

  • TrophyWil Keune Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Gabriela Flores. Photo: Paul Sirochman

Gabriela Flores

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

BREAKING NEWS
The International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition stands for peaceful coexistence. Every year we organize more than 70 qualifying rounds worldwide with up to 1,200 singers from all over the world. We want to continue doing so, together with our colleagues, friends and singers from Ukraine, Russia and from more than 40 other countries every year. We condemn Russia's attack on Ukraine, which was ordered by Vladimir Putin in violation of international law.

Why Participate?

887 Singers

The Belvedere Competition is one of the largest competitions for young opera singers in the world. 887 singers participated in 2021. Become part of the global singing elite and start your international opera career!

50% Engagement Ratio

5 engagements were awarded by the Opera Jury in 2021 to the 10 finalists. This makes a commitment rate of 50.0%.

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.

19 Professional Observers

Numerous singers’ agents and representatives – 0 in 2021 – 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.

52 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.

40 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 2021

Ilia Kazakov

Ilia Kazakov

Baritone / Bass

Joshua Lovell. Photo: Simon Pauly

Joshua Lovell

Tenor

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyMedia Prize
Elena Villalón. Photo: Jiyang Chen

Elena Villalón

Soprano

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • TrophyAudience Prize
  • TrophyCS Rising Stars
  • TrophyWil Keune Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
    Seattle Opera
Verity Wingate. Photo: Bart Domhof

Verity Wingate

Soprano

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Konzert Theater Bern
Margarita Polonskaia

Margarita Polonskaia

Soprano

Ilya Silchuk. Photo: Robert Raithel

Ilya Silchuk

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Sächsische Staatsoper - Semperoper
Fleuranne Brockway. Photo: Aaron Cawley

Fleuranne Brockway

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Jaesung Park. Photo: Gyung woon Kim

Jaesung Park

Baritone / Bass

Kangyoon Lee. Photo: Hara Noh

Kangyoon Lee

Tenor

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
Ketevan Chuntishvili. Photo: Marlies Kross
Photo: Final rounds at Theater Erfurt 2021 - Photo in the background at Concert Hall Dzintari