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.
Moscow

OPERA PRIZES


1st Prize
Pretty Yende, Soprano - South Africa
Renee Barbera, Tenor - USA

2nd Prize
Olga Busuioc, Soprano - Moldova
Konstantin Shushakov, Baritone - Russia


3rd Prize
Olga Pudova, Soprano - Russia
Jaesig Lee
, Tenor - South Korea

ZARZUELA PRIZES


The Pepita Embil Domingo Prize of Zarzuela
Pretty Yende, Soprano - South Africa
Olga Busuioc
, Soprano - Moldova

The Don Plácido Domingo Sr. Prize of Zarzuela
René Barbera, Tenor - USA

Prize of the Audience
Pretty Yende, Soprano - South Africa
René Barbera, Tenor - USA

CulturArte Prize - Bertita & Guillermo Martinez
Javier Arrey, Baritone - Chile

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!”