Next generation of Opera Stars have been awarded in Verona


PLÁCIDO DOMINGO’ OPERALIA

The world opera competition

Has celebrated 20 years (1993 - 2013)

(Teatro Filarmonico – Verona)

Monday 19 – Sunday 25 August 2013

This year edition will be memorable in the history of Operalia, due to the level of the singers (12 admitted at the Finals instead of 10), the quality and the efforts of the jury (14 members instead of 12, coming from the most prestigious institutions in the world), the anniversary and the results that have consecrated this competition as the most important in the world.

“Operalia is like the Olympic games for the opera: singers from all over the world compete to get to the finals and to win. The enthusiasm and the joy of life of this new lymph and blood showed that opera will live forever and never die.”

Plácido Domingo

2013 Awards and winners

The Culturarte Prize US$10,000, offered by Guillermo and Bertita Martínez, went to the tenor Vladimir Dmitruk, (Belorus), 26 years old;

The Don Plácido Domingo, Sr., Zarzuela Prize US$10,000, went to Benjamin Bliss, tenor (USA), 27;

The Pepita Embil Domingo Zarzuela Prize US$10,000, went to Hae Ji Chang, soprano (South Korea), 29;

The two Birgit Nilsson Prizes (Wagner-Strauss repertoire)* US$15,000 each, went to Claudia Huckle, contralto (UK), 31 and Tracy Cox, soprano (USA), 27;

Two Third Prizes* US$10,000 each, went to the soprano Kathryn Lewek (USA), 30 and to the tenor Zach Borichevsky (USA) 29;

Two Second Prizes* US$20,000 each, went to Julie Fuchs, soprano (France), 29 and Simone Piazzola, bariton (Italy), 28

Two First Prizes* US$30,000 each, went to Aida Garifullina, soprano (Russia), 25, and Ao Li, bass-bariton (China), 25;

Two Audience Prizes* Watches offered by Rolex went to Kathryn Lewek, soprano (USA), 30 and Simone Piazzola, bariton (Italy), 28.

Program performed

Vladimir Dmitruk, tenor (Belorus)

P. I. Cajkovskij Evgenij Onegin Kuda, kuda udalilis

Mirella Bunoaica, soprano (Romania)

V. Bellini I Puritani Qui la voce

Julie Fuchs, soprano (France)

G. Rossini Le Comte Ory En proie à la tristesse

Claudia Huckle, contralto (UK)

R. Wagner Das Rheingold Weiche, Wotan, weiche

Irina Churilova, soprano (Russia)

G. Verdi La forza del destino Pace, pace

Zach Borichevsky, tenor (USA)

J. F. Halévy La Juive Rachel, quand du Seigneur

Hae Ji Chang, soprano (South Korea)

G. Verdi Rigoletto Caro nome

Aida Garifullina, soprano (Russia)

V. Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi Oh! quante volte ti chiedo

Simone Piazzola, bariton (Italy)

G. Verdi Don Carlo Io morrò, ma lieto in core

Kathryn Lewek, soprano (USA)

G. Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Regnava nel silenzio

Tracy Cox, soprano (USA)

G. Verdi Un Ballo in maschera Morrò, ma prima in grazia

Ao Li, bass-bariton (China)

S. Rachmaninov Aleko Ves tabor spit

Zarzuela section

Zach Borichevsky, tenor (USA)

P. Luna La pícara molinera Pajarin, tú que vuelas

Hae Ji Chang, soprano (South Korea)

M. Nieto y G. Giménez El barbero de Sevilla Me llaman la primorosa

Benjamin Bliss, tenor (USA)

J. Guerrero Los gavilanes Flor roja

Diego Silva, tenor (Mexico)

P. Sorozábal La tabernera del puerto No puede ser

Operalia Hymn, All singers

Placido Domingo Jr.

The gala concert was broadcasted live by medici.tv at http://www.medici.tv/

OPERALIA 2014 …. LOS ANGELES!