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

Applications are now open. We wish you a healthy and successful New Year.

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%.

19 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.

10 Professional Observers

Numerous singers’ agents and representatives – 17 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.

45 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

Fleuranne Brockway. Photo: Aaron Cawley

Fleuranne Brockway

Mezzo-Soprano / Alt

Joshua Lovell. Photo: Simon Pauly

Joshua Lovell


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

Elena Villalón


  • 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


  • Trophy2nd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Konzert Theater Bern
Jaesung Park. Photo: Gyung woon Kim

Jaesung Park

Baritone / Bass

Ilya Silchuk. Photo: Robert Raithel

Ilya Silchuk

Baritone / Bass

  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Sächsische Staatsoper - Semperoper
Ilia Kazakov

Ilia Kazakov

Baritone / Bass

Ketevan Chuntishvili. Photo: Marlies Kross
Kangyoon Lee. Photo: Hara Noh

Kangyoon Lee


  • Trophy3rd Prize Opera
  • Handshake Awarded Engagement:
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
Margarita Polonskaia

Margarita Polonskaia


Photo: Final rounds at Theater Erfurt 2021 - Photo in the background at Concert Hall Dzintari