The International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 02 through June 09, 2024 at Jurmala (Latvia)

Why Participate?

888 Singers

The Belvedere Competition is one of the largest competitions for young opera singers in the world. 888 singers participated in 2023. Become part of the global singing elite and start your international opera career!

47% Engagement Ratio

7 engagements were awarded by the Opera Jury in 2023 to the 15 finalists. This makes a commitment rate of 46.7%.

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.

16 Professional Observers

Numerous singers’ agents and representatives – 30 in 2023 – 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.

42 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 30 out of 51 Qualifications

Seán Boylan. Photo: Bertie Watson

Seán Boylan

Baritone / Bass

Imogen-Faith Malfitano. Photo: Marnya Rothe

Imogen-Faith Malfitano

Soprano

Cecelia McKinley. Photo: Daniel Welch

Cecelia McKinley

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Romina Jofré

Romina Jofré

Soprano

Mihailo Slavnić

Mihailo Slavnić

Tenor

Olena Skitsko. Photo: Iryna Karpiv

Olena Skitsko

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Lei Wu

Lei Wu

Soprano

Valerija Iljinaite. Photo: Personal archive

Valerija Iljinaite

Soprano

Luna Seongeun Park
Adrian Janus. Photo: Ants Liigus

Adrian Janus

Baritone / Bass

Eva Langeland Gjerde. Photo: Caroline Olava Halvorsen

Eva Langeland Gjerde

Soprano

Minki Hong

Minki Hong

Baritone / Bass

Hanseong Yun

Hanseong Yun

Baritone / Bass

Ejnar Colak. Photo: Caroline Olava

Ejnar Colak

Baritone / Bass

Ting Yu

Ting Yu

Soprano

Alice Chung

Alice Chung

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Yancheng Chen. Photo: Björn Hickmann

Yancheng Chen

Baritone / Bass

Dahye Kang. Photo: Astound30

Dahye Kang

Soprano

Youngkwang Oh. Photo: Jiseok Jo

Youngkwang Oh

Baritone / Bass

Sean Tester. Photo: Leo Byrne Photography

Sean Tester

Tenor

Olena Dmytriieva

Olena Dmytriieva

Soprano

Fanya Jin

Fanya Jin

Soprano

Indyana Schneider. Photo: Jess Lindsey

Indyana Schneider

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Aimee Kearney

Aimee Kearney

Soprano

Anastasiia Povazhna. Photo: Travneva Kate
Kaarin Cecilia Phelps. Photo: Elizabeth Schneider for A Little Joy Photography

Kaarin Cecilia Phelps

Soprano

Janice Van Rooy. Photo: Dorota Szczepanska

Janice Van Rooy

Soprano

Juhyeon Kim

Juhyeon Kim

Baritone / Bass

Yongbeom Kwon

Yongbeom Kwon

Countertenor

Nina Ruban. Photo: Taras Malarevich

Nina Ruban

Soprano

Rafaela Albuquerque. Photo: João Gomes

Rafaela Albuquerque

Soprano

Jun Hyuk Jang

Jun Hyuk Jang

Baritone / Bass

Alicja Bany

Alicja Bany

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Winners 2023

Nina Solodovnikova

Nina Solodovnikova

Soprano

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
SeongBeom Choi

SeongBeom Choi

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Dortmund
Sanele Mwelase

Sanele Mwelase

Countertenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Serhii Moskalchuk

Serhii Moskalchuk

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Dzintari Concert Hall Jurmala
Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk

Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk

Soprano

  • Trophy1st Prize Opera
  • TrophyAudience Prize
Théo Imart. Photo: Caterina Biasi

Théo Imart

Countertenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Coaching Session and Audition on the main stage awarded by the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam
Neven Crnic. Photo: Marko Mestrovic

Neven Crnic

Baritone / Bass

  • TrophyMedia Prize
Annie Fassea

Annie Fassea

Soprano

  • TrophyHans Gabor Prize
Mikołaj Bońkowski

Mikołaj Bońkowski

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Sächsische Staatsoper – Semperoper
Grisha Martirosyan. Photo: Marco Borelli

Grisha Martirosyan

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
    Oper Köln
Jeremy Boulton

Jeremy Boulton

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Theater Erfurt
Kevin Jose Simerilla Romero. Photo: Clemens Heidrich

Kevin Jose Simerilla Romero

Tenor

  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
Oleh Lebedyev

Oleh Lebedyev

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Sächsische Staatsoper – Semperoper
Katleho Mokhoabane. Photo: Michael Arivony

Katleho Mokhoabane

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Israeli Opera
Fabian Homburg

Fabian Homburg

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    A coaching session awarded by the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam
Ian Castro. Photo: Tom Schopper

Ian Castro

Tenor

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Konzert Theater Bern
Filip Filipović

Filip Filipović

Tenor

  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagements:
    The Metropolitan Opera - Lindemann Young Artist Development Program & Laffont Competition
    Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Dzintari Concert Hall