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.
Valencia, Spain

OPERA PRIZES


1st Prize
Maija Kovalevska soprano, Latvia
David Lomeli tenor, Mexico

2nd Prize
Ailyn Perez soprano, USA Go to Web
Sébastien Guèze tenor, France Go to Web

3rd Prize
María Teresa Alberola Bañuls soprano, Spain
Trevor Scheunemann baritone, USA

ZARZUELA PRIZES


María Teresa Alberola Bañuls soprano, Spain
David Lomeli tenor, Mexico

Prize of the Audience
María Teresa Alberola Bañuls soprano, Spain
Sébastien Guèze tenor, France

Prize CulturArte - Bertita & Guillermo Martinez:
Karen Vuong soprano, USA


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!”