Many past Operalia winners have already become international opera stars with engagements at the world’s most important opera houses. Although statistics have not yet been gathered, a glance at the cast lists of opera houses around the world gives the distinct impression that there is at least one Operalia laureate performing in every major opera house of the world every season.
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OPERA PRIZES


1st Prize
Olin Anastassov bass, Bulgaria

2nd Prize
Giuseppe Filianotti tenor, Italy Go to Web
Rolando Villazon tenor, Mexico Go to Web


3rd Prize
Yali-Marie Williams soprano, Puerto Rico Go to Web

ZARZUELA PRIZES


Mariola Cantarero soprano, Spain Go to Web
Rolando Villazon tenor, Mexico
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Prize of the Audience
Rolando Villazon tenor, Mexico
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Prize CulturArte - Bertita & Guillermo Martinez
Joseph Calleja tenor, Malta
Vitalij Kowaljow bass, Ukraine


WATCH THE VIDEO
WINNERS SAY
SONYA YONCHEVA
SOPRANO 2010 WINNER
"I couldn’t believe my luck. It's the biggest dream of opera singers today"
WINNERS SAY
ERWIN SCHROTT
BASS 1998 WINNER
“I applied to Hamburg, 1998 and Operalia change my life…"
WINNERS SAY
ANA MARIA MARTINEZ
SOPRANO 1995 WINNER
“You know you are competing with the best. The level is extremely high. I was just listening singer after singer thinking: My Goodness they are incredible!”