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

Qualifying and Final Rounds 2021


We are pleased about the invitation of the Theater Erfurt and its general director Guy Montavon to hold the final rounds 2021 in Erfurt.

We are currently planning the qualifying rounds 2021 and the announcement of the first auditions in the new year starting mid-January 2021.

The website is currently still under construction. Please note the conditions 2021 already now.

We wish everyone a Happy New Year and good health.

Isabella Gabor & Holger Bleck
December 30, 2020

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%.

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.

6 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.

11 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 Final Rounds after 25 Qualifications in 2020 and 0 out of 11 Qualifications in 2021

Yuliia Zasimova. Photo: Dan Purzhash

Yuliia Zasimova

Soprano

Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir. Photo: Melissa Zgouridi Studios

Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir

Soprano

Josef Jeongmeen Ahn. Photo: Eunkyu Shin

Josef Jeongmeen Ahn

Baritone / Bass

Sam Carl. Photo: Tommy Ga-ken Wan

Sam Carl

Baritone / Bass

Natalia Iakimova

Natalia Iakimova

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Georgi Dimitrov. Photo: Tsvetan Babechki

Georgi Dimitrov

Baritone / Bass

Sanna Iljin. Photo: Ilkka Vuorinen

Sanna Iljin

Soprano

Tiitus Ylipää. Photo: Pasi Järvenpää

Tiitus Ylipää

Baritone / Bass

Rui Su. Photo: SU RUI

Rui Su

Baritone / Bass

Leo Hyunho KIM. Photo: Shirley Suarez

Leo Hyunho KIM

Baritone / Bass

Magdalena Todorovska

Magdalena Todorovska

Soprano

Polina Kumylganova

Polina Kumylganova

Soprano

Alina Druhak

Alina Druhak

Soprano

Monika Buczkowska

Monika Buczkowska

Soprano

Iryna Kyshliaruk. Photo: Amandine Lauriol
Serhii Moskalchuk

Serhii Moskalchuk

Baritone / Bass

Gustavo Enrique Castillo Yepez. Photo: Luciano Romano
Jolyon Loy. Photo: Matt Marcus

Jolyon Loy

Baritone / Bass

Michaela Berova. Photo: Yana Eremina

Michaela Berova

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Linsey Coppens

Linsey Coppens

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Singers in the Finals 2019

Pablo Martinez

Pablo Martinez

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Stadttheater Klagenfurt
    Dzintari Concert Hall
Slávka Zámečníková. Photo: Alfheidur Erla

Slávka Zámečníková

Soprano

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
Boikhutso Owen Metsileng

Boikhutso Owen Metsileng

Tenor

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • TrophyHans Gabor Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Kalvis Kalnins. Photo: Pauls Zvirbulis

Kalvis Kalnins

Baritone / Bass

Margaux de Valensart. Photo: István Borzás
Erica Petrocelli. Photo: Suzanne Vinnik
Annika Schlicht. Photo: Simon Pauly

Annika Schlicht

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Maksym Nazarenko

Maksym Nazarenko

Baritone / Bass

Sol Her

Sol Her

Soprano

Egor Zhuravskii. Photo: Ruslan Condrashin

Egor Zhuravskii

Tenor

  • TrophyWil Keune Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Valeriia Savinskaia

Valeriia Savinskaia

Soprano

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyMedia Prize
  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Theater Dortmund
Vero Miller. Photo: Farina Grieb

Vero Miller

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Soprano

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

Bonsu Ku

Baritone / Bass

Katia Ledoux. Photo: Jerzy Bin

Katia Ledoux

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Erfurt
final rounds in Erfurt 2021 - photo in the background © Theater Erfurt - photo in the center © Ferdinand Neumüller