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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1st Prize
Janai Brugger, Soprano - USA

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Countertenor - USA (ex-equo)
Amartuvshin, Baritone - Mongolia (ex-equo)

 

2nd Prize 

Guanqun Yu, Soprano - USA

Brian Jagde, Tenor - USA (ex-equo)
Yunpeng Wang, Baritone - China (ex-equo)


3rd Prize
Nadezhda Karyazina, Mezzo-Soprano - Russia
Roman Burdenko, Baritone  - Russia

 

ZARZUELA PRIZES


The Pepita Embil Domingo Prize of Zarzuela
Janai Brugger, Soprano - USA

 

The Don Plácido Domingo Sr. Prize of Zarzuela
Yunpeng Wang, Baritone - China

Prize of the Audience
Janai Brugger, Soprano - USA
Yunpeng Wang, Baritone - China

 

CulturArte Prize - Bertita & Guillermo Martinez
Antonio Poli, Tenor - Italy

 

BIRGIT NILSSON PRIZE


Wagner-Strauss Repertoire

Brian Jagde, Tenor - 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!”