The International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 30 through July 07, 2019 in Villach (Austria)

Congratulations to the Winners 2019

Winners 2019. Photo: Ferdinand Neumüller Boikhutso Owen Metsileng 2nd prize, Valeriia Savinskaia 1st prize and Slávka Zámečníková 3rd prize (f.l.t.r.)

Singers in the Finals 2019

Maksym Nazarenko

Maksym Nazarenko

Baritone / Bass

Vero Miller. Photo: Farina Grieb

Vero Miller

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Pablo Martinez

Pablo Martinez

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Stadttheater Klagenfurt
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Egor Zhuravskii. Photo: Ruslan Condrashin

Egor Zhuravskii

Tenor

  • TrophyWil Keune Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Sol Her

Sol Her

Soprano

Margaux de Valensart. Photo: István Borzás
Slávka Zámečníková. Photo: Alfheidur Erla

Slávka Zámečníková

Soprano

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
Kalvis Kalnins. Photo: Pauls Zvirbulis

Kalvis Kalnins

Baritone / Bass

Bonsu Ku

Bonsu Ku

Baritone / Bass

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Soprano

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

Valeriia Savinskaia

Soprano

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyMedia Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Theater Dortmund
Annika Schlicht. Photo: Simon Pauly

Annika Schlicht

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

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
Erica Petrocelli. Photo: Suzanne Vinnik

Why Participate?

1127Singers

The Belvedere Competition is one of the largest competitions for young opera singers in the world. 1127 singers participated in 2018. Become part of the global singing elite and start your international opera career!

63%Engagement Ratio

10 of the 16 singers in the finals 2018 were given an engagement by one of our opera jury members right away. That makes a ratio of 62.5%.

21Jury 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.

43Professional Observers

Numerous singers’ agents and representatives 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.

71Qualification 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.

38Years of Experience

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

Villach by night