The International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: May 21 through May 28, 2023 in Dortmund (Germany)

STATEMENT
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?

702 Singers

The Belvedere Competition is one of the largest competitions for young opera singers in the world. 702 singers participated in 2022. Become part of the global singing elite and start your international opera career!

40% Engagement Ratio

6 engagements were awarded by the Opera Jury in 2022 to the 15 finalists. This makes a commitment rate of 40.0%.

20 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.

5 Professional Observers

Numerous singers’ agents and representatives – 19 in 2022 – 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.

41 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 2022

Marianne Croux. Photo: Andrey Chuntomov

Marianne Croux

Soprano

Rueben Mbonambi

Rueben Mbonambi

Baritone / Bass

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Nikita Ivasechko

Nikita Ivasechko

Baritone / Bass

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Vittorio De Campo

Vittorio De Campo

Baritone / Bass

  • TrophyAudience Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Taejun Jeong

Taejun Jeong

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine. Photo: Svetlana Vjakse

Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine

Soprano

Gabriela Flores. Photo: Paul Sirochman

Gabriela Flores

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Key'mon Murrah. Photo: Ben Boutell

Key'mon Murrah

Countertenor

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyMedia Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Oper Köln
Ava Dodd. Photo: Olivia da Costa

Ava Dodd

Soprano

  • TrophyWil Keune Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Monika Zasheva

Monika Zasheva

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Pete Thanapat Tripuvanantakul. Photo: Oytun Gural

Pete Thanapat Tripuvanantakul

Baritone / Bass

Louise Foor. Photo: Pierre Foor

Louise Foor

Soprano

Maya Gour

Maya Gour

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

  • TrophyCS Rising Stars
Vartan Gabrielian

Vartan Gabrielian

Baritone / Bass

Theater Dortmund Photo (c) Franziska Strauss