Der BELVEDERE Gesangswettbewerb 2014
Größtes Event seiner Art weltweit
1.317 Teilnehmer/innen aus 73 Ländern nehmen 2014 in 60 Qualifikationsrunden in 56 Städten am BELVEDERE Gesangswettbewerb teil. 243 Teilnehmer/innen stammen aus Südkorea, 184 aus Russland, 100 aus den USA, 91 aus Deutschland; aber auch 17 aus Australien, 6 aus Israel.
157 Teilnehmer/innen haben sich für die Finalrunden des Gesangswettbewerbs vom 1. bis 4. Juli 2014 im Robert-Schumann-Saal in Düsseldorf qualifiziert. Das Finale findet am 6. Juli 2014 im Großen Haus der Deutschen Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf statt. 12 – 15 Sänger werden in diesem Finale des BELVEDERE Gesangswettbewerbs antreten.
Yu Guanqun started her career with the BELVEDERE:
From the ranks of today’s foremost operatic stars, three of China’s top young singers come together to showcase their vocal prowess as they take on a programme of Western operatic favourites including Cosi fan tutte, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Faust and Chinese art songs such as I live by the Headwaters of Yangtze River, Homesickness, How Could I not miss her and more.
Soprano Yu Guanqun once won the First Prize at the International Belvedere Singing Competition…
Einige Teilnehmer des BELVEDERE 2014:
Jessica Ng, lyric soprano
Jessica Ng, a lyric-coloratura soprano. I’m participating in the Belvedere Singing Competition 2014 because it is a shining opportunity to challenge myself as a performer. My dream is to be able to sing and perform my whole life!
Jessica Ng, Soprano, United Kingdom
Katerina Bogacheva, soprano
My name is Katerina, I am from the Olympic city of Sochi, Russia. I’m very pleased to participate in the 33rd International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in 2014, this is such a large and significant competition for singers from all around the world. I hope that this competition will be a milestone in my life and will help me reach a new stage of the development in my singing career. Also, it gives the opportunity to meet many interesting people. I’d like to say, Good luck to all participants!
Katerina Bogacheva, Soprano, Russia
Ekaterina Mikhailova, Soprano
My name is Ekaterina Mikhailova. My voice is Soprano. I was born in Kaliningrad and studied there at the music college. Now I am student of the Moscow Academy of Choral Art. For me it´s very important to participate in this competition, because I want to get new professional knowledge, communicate with colleagues and increase my stage experience. Music is my life and I’m really looking forward to this challenge.
Ekaterina Mikhailova, Soprano, Russia
Lucrezi Drei, Soprano
I am Lucrezia and participate at the Belvedere Competition because I would like to start singing also out of Italy.
I want to sing Opera beacuse I love singing, I love Opera and I want to instill my feelings and the universal feelings of the characters, through my voice, to the people. I aim for a singing technique witch permits to express clearness of text and fullness of intentions. I would like to make the audience really understand what Opera wants to say.
Lucrezi Drei, Soprano, Italy
Ruben Shushardzhan, Bass-Baritone
I am Ruben Shushardzhan and have 2 higher educations. I’m opera singer and also have doctor’s degree in medicine. I like my both professions very much.
I am the winner of several Vocal Competitions, including the International Vocal Competition named after A.Ivanov in 2011.
I have prepared three opera parties and have an experience of successful performances in different countries, including performances with a symphonic orchestra. In 2013 it was a successful debut of mine at the Saratov Opera House in the Party of Venetian Guest (Rimsky-Korsakov, opera „Sadko“).
It is an honour to participate at the Belvedere Singing Competition 2014, because it is one of the most important and famous Vocal Competitions over the world which gives good opportunity to young talanted singers to make an international career.
Frankly my most ardent desire is to win the Belvedere Singing Competition 2014 and become the soloist of Vienna Opera House.
Let me wish all the best to organizers and participants of the Belvedere Singing Competition 2014.
Ruben Shushardzhan, Bass-Baritone, Russia
Nino Nadiradze, Soprano
I am Nino Nadiradze and participate at the Belvedere Singing Competition because I want to make one more step forward to success.
My ardent desire is to be a famous opera singer and good artist. Thank you.
Nino Nadiradze, Soprano, Georgia
Lyuba Tatevosyan, Soprano
My name is Lyuba Tatevosyan, I am a russian-armenian soprano. I graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University in 2010, actually I am a student at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, so I can sing and express my feelings in 5 languages: italian, french, english, russian and armenian.
Singing is the sense of my life, the main aim for me is to be on stage and to transfer emotions to other people. I try to do it the way I feel and how I perceive what the composer had created. The Belvedere Singing Competition gives us a great opportunity to be heard by professionals from all over the world. It will certainly be an enriching experience for me as a singer. Music allows us to cross all types of barriers in the society. This fact certainly attracts me as an artist. I want to be heard and understood by many people no matter of what race or religion they are. That is why I am eager to sing and become a part of the great world of opera. Yours faithfully,
Lyuba Tatevosyan, Soprano, Russia
Olga Kukunina, Mezzo-Soprano
My name is Olga, this year I graduate from the Moscow state University of culture and arts majoring in Opera singer.
I want to take part in competition of vocalists Belvedere 2014 because Belvedere is one of the most prestigious competitions of young singers.
My biggest dream is to make a successful career as an Opera singer.
Olga Kukunina, Mezzo-Soprano, Belarus
Anna Shaytanova, Mezzo-Soprano
My name is Anna Shaytanova, I’m a forth-year student at Russian Gnesin Music Academy, my professor is Nina Terentieva.
Belvedere – one of the most prestigious competition in the world. Participation in this competition – it’s a dream and a challenge for any professional young singer.
What is my dream? Since childhood, I realized that music – my calling. I left my native Kostroma for studying in Moscow and learning from the greatest masters. And I hope that participation in Belvedere will give me the impulse to the development of my professional career and will help my dreams come true.
Anna Shaytanova, Mezzo-Soprano, Russia
lasha Sesitashvili, Baritone
I am lasha Sesitashvili from Georgia. I participate at the Belvedere Singing Competition because I think that it is required for singer’s creativity and I want to make good success in my career.
My ardent desire is to be a very strong artist and singer.
lasha Sesitashvili, Baritone, Georgia
Francesco Toso, Baritone
My name is Francesco Toso. I am baritone. I were born in Rovigo. I am qualified in clarinet and lyric song. I have studied with the soprano Mara Zampieri, with the legendary bass-baritone Tom Krause in Salzburg and now I study with the great baritone Bruno Praticò.
I sing above all the bright repertoire (Rossini, Donizetti especially) and the French work.
I have decided to enroll me in the contest Gabor because it is a very important contest and organized well. my grandfather was Austrian, I know well the austria and I have many friends that live us.I have won the international contest Antonio Salieri and Concorso Bellini in Paris.
Francesco Toso, Baritone, Italy
Mikhail Yanenko, Tenor
My name is Mikhail Yanenko. I am a Russian tenor from Moscow. I went to Gnessin State Music College and then got my Master of Art at Gnessin Acamedy of Music.
I am excited to participate in Belvedere Singing Competition and to express my talent to the wonderful jury and to the audience.
This challenge will help me to improve myself as an artist to achieve my utmost important aim to become a worldwide known opera singer.
Mikhail Yanenko, Tenor, Russia
Tatiana Poletskaya, Soprano
My name is Tatiana Poletskaya. I’m originally from Moscow, Russia. Type of my voice is a lyric soprano. I graduated from Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow in 2012 and then I moved to New York City to further my vocal career.
I am participating in Belvedere Singing Competition because it is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world and has an outstanding reputation.
My goal is to show my vocal ability and my talent as an artist to the respectable jury and to succeed. This competition gives me the chance to achieve my most desirable dream to perform on stage among the greatest artists, advance my career, and to stay loyal to one of the most exquisite forms of artistic expression which I absolutely adore- music.
Tatiana Poletskaya, Soprano, Russia
Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson, Soprano
Hi, I am Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson, a soprano from Newcastle upon Tyne UK taking part in the 2014 International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.
I’m really looking forward to singing in Düsseldorf, and will hopefully gain some great exposure!
Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson, Soprano, United Kingdom
Uliana Alieksiuk, Soprano
I am Uliana Alieksiuk from Ukraine, I will sing first round in Houston.
Uliana Alieksiuk, Soprano, Ukraine
Irina Sherstneva, Lyric Soprano
My name is Irina Sherstneva. I’m from Russia. Type of my voice is a lyric soprano.
Belvedere Singing Competition is one of the most famous competitions in the world. To take part in competition of such level is a great honor for novice singer. Belvedere Competition gives opportunity to opera singers to reveal their talent in front of a refined European audience. Any competition is an ordeal for singer, which helps him to rise to the next stage of his skill. I hope that Belvedere will give me a lot of wonderful emotions and will become a good beginning of my opera career.
My dream is to become a good singer. I want to comprehend the secrets, which are incorporated in the works of great composers and to interpret them in the best way. I want to bring joy to people by my performances.
I wish good luck and inspiration to all participants of the Belvedere Singing Competition.
Irina Sherstneva, Soprano, Russia
Hayk Tonguryan, Tenor
I am Hayk Tonguryan Armenian tenor. I study at Comitas State Conservatory of Yerevan.
I am participating in „Belvedere competition“ because it is a great competition. I chose to take part in the Belvedere Singing Competition, it being a great opportunity to measure my singing with that of the best talents in the world. I’ll never stop singing because music is one of the greatest values gifted for humanity. I am sure it will be an enriching experience for me as a singer. I am working hard to fulfill that dream of becoming a great artist.
Hayk Tonguryan, Tenor, Armenia
Steponas Zonys, Baritone
Hello my name is Steponas Zonys. I am from Lithuania. I study at Klaipeda University arts faculty. At this moment its my second year of bachelor studies.
I am participating in „Belvedere competition“ because it is a great competition for beginners to sign a contract and etc. and also to meet other wonderful singers from other countries
I want to sing in many opera houses, concert halls. I love when people are happy when I sing to them. Its very good feeling. Also I want to sing in the best opera houses like (Covent Garden, Metropolitan, Alla Scala etc.)
I also will sing in „Belvedere competition“ finals. I will sing more Russian repertoire. Tchaikovsky music is very delicate and now I am practising more of interpretation, not only technically.
Steponas Zonys, Baritone, Lithuania
Jiuchen Li, Bass
My name is Jiuchen Li and I am a Bass from China(VR).I’m looking forward to the tournament in Germany. I am sure it will be an enriching experience for me as a singer, and I am excited ,because this is the biggest game I participated in.Music is my passion and I hope that I can transmit that to you through my singing.
I chose to take part in the Belvedere Singing Competition, it being a great opportunity to measure my singing with that of the best talents in the world. I can additionally learn a lot from the experience of singing in front of such a highly prestigious jury.
My most ardent desire is to live a life filled with music, and be able to move people with my singing. I dream of a career on stage, and I am working hard to fulfil that dream of becoming a great artist.
Jiuchen Li, Bass, China
Lisa Algozzini, Soprano
My name is Lisa Algozzini and I am an Italian American soprano from Los Angeles living in Vienna. The Belvedere Singing Competition gives me the chance to be heard by top opera professionals, and that is so valuable for singers on the brink of their careers.
I am so passionate about opera, so my goal is to always connect with my audience by completely transforming into the roles I perform. I have had the amazing opportunity to work with wonderful people during my training like Renata Scotto, Dolora Zajick, Plácido Domingo and Julius Rudel as well as attending institutions like The Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival. These experiences have allowed me to develop into an artist that has the technical skills to follow opera’s rich traditions while also being a strong performer.
Lisa Algozzini, Soprano, USA
Nico Darmanin, Tenor
I am Nico Darmanin a tenor born in the heart of the Mediterranean – Malta. I’ve heard of the Belvedere Singing Competition since I started my classical training and have always wishes to participate once I felt ready to do so!
One of my idols Joseph Calleja was a winner of this competition years ago and today is one of the leading tenors in the world who is also Maltese.
I wish to sing because my voice is the instrument I know best how to communicate with. I wish to make music with others and hopefully move audiences with my interpretations. I hope to achieve and be one of the best in the interpretation of Rossini and Mozartian repertoire.
Nico Darmanin, Tenor, Malta
Max von Luetgendorff, Tenor
I am a young, ascending Tenor who wants to sing, sing, sing! I participate at the Belvedere Singing Competition 2014, because this contest is an event with high reputation; many great singers sang there and especially today young people need opportunities like this one to be heard. When I read the homepage I really was humbled by the many great artists that took part in this competition. One of them is Peter Edelmann, who now is teaching at the University of Music and performing Arts in Vienna from which I graduated. I really hope that this competition is a chance for me to start a career of singing and joy… for this is what I really hope for.
My most ardent desire …for my life …for my career is to sing. To express myself on stage, to be an artist! To be able to sing the roles I am dreaming of, to make that music which fascinated me even as a child. I hope that I might live my dreams and be succsessfull doing so. …
Max von Luetgendorff, Tenor, Austria
Jonathan Winell, Tenor
I am a New York City born tenor who was fortunate to be brought up by parents who loved the arts. At the early age of 8, I was taken to operas, Broadway shows and museums. My love for singing grew to the point where I knew I wanted a career in opera.
Having just moved to Berlin in September, 2013, being part of such a prestigious competition as the Belvedere Singing Competition, gives me the opportunity to gain exposure in other parts of Europe and around the world.
My greatest desires are to spend life with my beautiful wife, mezzo soprano, Ayse Ozkan, to have an international opera career as a leading tenor and to share music with the world. …
Jonathan Winell, Tenor, New York City
Jie Yin, Tenor
I am a Chinese tenor from Beijing who is currently living in Tallinn, Estonia. My Tweet: “To make art living, we must live artfully, and that is what I am doing everyday.”
The International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition is one of the most important events for opera singers, coaches, directors, agencies and etc., therefore, it would be more than perfect to be able to perform on this very stage.In more than 3 decades, The International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition has become a standard of opera singers, thus one of the most important reasons for me to participate at the competition is its artistic level, it is a testing stone for singers to understand their pros and cons, and another main reason is because of its international influences in opera world, all the participants will be able to present themselves in front of the distinguish jury members and international observing agencies who/which will be seeking for new and young talents who have not yet started their careers, that is insanely amazing chance for us.
Desires in both life and career: Here I would like to use a line of Floris Tosca’s aria Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore. Perhaps it is a bit hard to believe, but I have never had a girlfriend in my life yet, so my most desire of my life is to meet her soon, maybe in Dusseldorf in this summer…
My career has always been at the top of my life list, it is not a job, it is not a hobby, since many years ago, it has become part of my pesonal life, therefore I would not like to apart it from my life actually, however, I really hope that I can start my career soon, because my ardent desire for music wishes to share. God gave each one of us an unique gift, and the reason is to let us share with each other instead of keeping and holding it for our own.
Jie Yin, Tenor
Atalia Malin, Soprano
I am a fun, caring, and always smiling Californian coloratura soprano determined to never give up on my dreams!
I participate in the competition because there is nothing I love more than performing for people and sharing a piece of my soul.
My most ardent desire for my life IS my career… it is to do what I love most as a living; to enter the magical world of performing by being onstage for a living. That will fulfill my happiness. …
Atalia Malin, Soprano, USA
Mareike Hujo, Mezzosopran
An einem solch renommierten Gesangswettbewerb teilnehmen zu können, ist für jeden Sänger ein großes Geschenk und eine enorme Chance. Selten hat man die Möglichkeit, sich vor einer so erlesenen Jury zu präsentieren.
Ich freue mich auf eine spannende Zeit, viele neue Impulse und darauf, weitere Schritte in meiner Karriere gehen zu dürfen. Es ist unendlich erfüllend, sich seiner Leidenschaft zur Musik und Bühne widmen zu dürfen und dem Drang, diese mit seinen ganzen Emotionen zu füllen, nachzugeben.
Mareike Hujo, Mezzosopran, Deutschland
Elise Charrel, Soprano
I am Elise Charrel, 19, from France and student at the Science-Po in Paris in the second year. I have been studying for 10 years violin and singing for 4 years as well.
It´s a great challenge for me to participate in the Belvedere Singing Competition, and I look forward to the qualifying round in Paris on 13 May.
Elise Charrel, Soprano, France
Cabira Jacobsen, Mezzo-Soprano
When I’m on stage, I’m truly alive.
Participating in events like the Belvedere Singing Competition 2014 is a great way to further my career towards the goal of singing full-time.
Europe is the center of the operatic world, so to sing there would be a dream come true!
Cabira Jacobsen, Mezzo-Soprano, USA
Franziska Buchner, Mezzo-Soprano
Ich bin gebürtige Berlinerin aber meine Heimat ist die Bühne!
Ich möchte Gleichgesinnte kennen lernen, mich im Präsentieren üben und vielleicht bei einem wundervollen Konzert mitsingen.
Mein größter Wunsch für die Zukunft: Zufrieden sein und möglichst viele Menschen am Zauber von Musik und Schauspiel teilhaben lassen!
Franziska Buchner, Mezzo-Sopran, Deutschland
Odufoye D. Babatunde, Countertenor
It would be an opportunity for me to showcase myself. For me, i think Competition motivates people especially young opera singer to do their best, It is also good to put ourselves against others to see where we stand and learn in the process of doing so.
Its a challenge for someone because we get to fine-tune our skills and broaden our knowledge. Competitions are fun also and give room to meet colleagues.
My most ardent desire is to become one of the top counter-tenors in the world and a voice teacher.
Odufoye D. Babatunde, Countertenor, Nigeria
Andrew Hiers, Bass-Baritone
I am participating in this year’s Belvedere Competition because it is a fantastic opportunity to further my performing career. The contestants are top caliber artists and I would be honored to call myself a finalist in such a prestigious event.
My goal is to make opera a relative art form to younger generations. Every time I take the stage or talk to individuals about it I strive to let people know how accessible a medium it can be. I want to be a part of the rich performing history that is opera.
Andrew Hiers, Bass-baritone, United States
Anna Lindina, Soprano
I am participant of Belvedere Singing Competition in 2014, because I think this is an incredible opportunity to express themselves at a very high level of performance and music. And also to meet with colleagues from other countries. This is a serious step for a singer who wants to be popular and accepted.
My dream is to act on global markets with well-known conductors improve their skills and strive to make this world a better and kinder as music. I am convinced, can do wonders to unite the country and people.
Anna Lindina, Soprano, Russia
Bonnie Cooper, Soprano
Hello Belvedere People! I’m a Canadian soprano, who studied in England and now lives in Spain! I’m looking forward to the competition, to hear the singers and learn from them, to introduce myself to the world stage and sing for the judges. My most ardent desire is to be a member of a professional ensemble and bring opera’s marvelous stories to life for audiences everywhere!
Bonnie Cooper, Soprano, Canada
Baurzhan Anderzhanov, Bass-Baritone
My name is Baurzhan and I am from Kazakhstan. I participate at the Belvedere Singing Competition 2014, because it’s very interesting for me. My most ardent desire for my life and career is, to be good a man, to help people and to make good things.
Baurzhan Anderzhanov, Bass-Baritone, Kazakhistan
Leila Sherzai, Soprano
I am striving for truth, beauty and goodness and find this especially in music which is a part of my life. Thus, I cannot imagine a life without music and without singing.
It is a big honor for me to participate in this incredible International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition with such a high level of performance, where I believe the best of the best will compete. I cannot wait until the moment when I will be able to show off my talent and learn a lot of new things as well as being able to engage in a new experience.
I see my future in music and want to become a professional musician. My biggest dream is to learn how to sing on such a high level where the audience won’t judge me from a technical aspect such as the technique of voice leading or sound production but rather understand the message that I am trying to relay by singing.
Leila Sherzai, Soprano, Ukraine
Lisa Koroleva, Soprano
My name is Lisa Koroleva, soprano.
The Belveder Competition 2014 is a great possibility for singers to represent themselves to the international jury, to hear and to be heard.
I wish to live a happy life with my family and continue my growth as a musician and perfomer. I would be honoured to have a possibility to perfom in opera companies world-wide and share my fascination and happiness with audience and colleagues.
Lisa Koroleva, Soprano, Russia
Astghik Khanamiryan, Soprano
My name is Astghik Khanamiryan, I come from Armenia and live in Austria for 6 years. I have studied music and and my dream is to become an opera singer. I know this competition for many years, have already participated several times, but without success. This time, I am well prepared.
I hope it will be better now and want to be the one who deserves to reach her ??destination.
Astghik Khanamiryan, Soprano, Armenia
Julia Sariego, Soprano
Hello Belvedere, my name is Julia Sariego and I am a Soprano from Spain. I am looking forward coming to Barcelona and take part in the contest. I am sure it will be an enriching experience for me as a singer, and I am excited because it will be one of my first contests. Music is my passion and I hope that I can transmit that to you through my singing.
I chose to take part in the Belvedere SingingCompetition, it being a great opportunity to measure my singing with that of the best talents in the world. I can additionally learn a lot from the experience of singing in front of such a highly prestigious jury.
My most ardent desire is to live a life filled with music, and be able to move people with my singing. I dream of a career on stage, and I am working hard to fulfil that dream of becoming a great artist.
I am looking forward meeting you all there. ¡Besos! Julia
Julia Sariego, Soprano, Spain
Víctor Jiménez Día, Countertenor
My name is Víctor Jiménez Díaz and I am a 25 years old Spanish countertenor.
A great friend recommended me to take part on this contest because it can be a great opportunity for my career, to present my art to this prestigious international jury and also to present myself to the international audience. So here we are!
I hope to contribute with my work to this fascinating profession because music is one of the most important things in my life and I have the necessity to offer my singing to the great composers and make come alive his works for today’s public.
I hope to learn and enjoy a lot with this experience and I’m sending to all of you a big and strong hug from Barcelona. Toi toi toi and see you soon!!
Víctor Jiménez Díaz, countertenor, Spain
Bárbara Barradas, Soprano
I am Bárbara Barradas, a lyric-coluratura Soprano from Portugal.
I think Belvedere is one of the most important platforms for young singers. It is a excelent opportunity, and one of the best competitions that a young singer can do. I wish I can share my passion and gift with all the people in the world. I really would like to have the opportunity to sing everywhere and bring the art to every soul and heart. I can not imagine anything other than opera singing.
My facebook is Bárbara Barradas and my facebook page is Bárbara Barradas Soprano.
Looking forward to participate in this competition.
Bárbara Barradas, Soprano
Melanie Audefroy, Soprano
Beginning as a pianist and harpist musician, it took me time to found my real direction and my voice.So after studying in Italy the vocal technique, I also obtained my First Prize in the National Conservatory of Nice. I decided to „earn my leaving“as an lyric artist but because I started singing very late, I begun with Chorus auditions (Paris Bastille,Capitole of Toulouse, Monte-Carlo, Nice and Marseille) and succeeded in all!
Of course my real dream was to sing as a soloist,going further into my professional life I understood that the Competitions where important to permit me to know my position in the Lyric World (Montserrat Caballe International Singing Competition-Semi-Finalist-2013).
My participation at the International Belvedere singing competition is important to follow my believes, firstly as this competiton is known worldwide, also to perform for an International Jury and to successfully rich the final round!
As Elina Garanca, a famous mezzo-soprano singer, she has been threw this competition and started a career afterwards…
As her and others, I would like to have the opportunity to begin a soloist career!!
Melanie Audefroy, Soprano, France
Carol Garcia, Mezzo-Soprano
I am Carol Garcia, a spanish mezzosoprano from Barcelona, living between Paris and Uk.
Im coming to Opera Bastille to take part in this competition, looking forward to have a great experience and take part in further rounds, and learn from everyone to keep on improving in this fabulous work.
My most ardent desire is to live happy doing what I like most, which is making music having a beautiful career on stage, and make people take part of it.
See u in Paris!
Carol Garcia, Mezzo-Soprano, Spain
Mariam Battistelli, Mezzosoparano
My name is Mariam Battistelli and I’m an Italian Mezzosoprano .
I partecipate to the Belvedere singing competition to measure my level and cause it’s very important listen to other singers. I’m sure that it’s going to be a very exciting experience and I will improve in several aspects.
My most ardent desire is to sing cause it makes me happy and be able to move audiences. I also dream to sing on the biggest stage all over the world.
Mariam Battistelli, Mezzo-Soprano, Italy
Olha Matushenko, Soprano
My name is Olha Matushenko, I`m soloist of the National Opera House of Ukraine.
Singing is my life, my soul and my heart… Like sun rising every morning, my desire to sing becomes my everyday inspiration. I’ll never stop singing because music is one of the greatest values gifted for humanity.
But there are two things in my life I love more than music, my family and my Ukraine. I will do all my best to make my family and my country be proud of me!
I hope that the Belvedere Singing Competition will help me to represent myself before many singer agents and representatives of opera and concert houses.
Olha Matushenko, Soprano, Ukraine
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Düsseldorf, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb 2014 gestartet – Finale in Düsseldorf, IOCO Aktuell, 31.01.2014
33nd INTERNATIONAL HANS GABOR BELVEDERE SINGING COMPETITION 2014
Seit dem 24. Januar 2014 können sich junge Sängerinnen und Sänger aus aller Welt auf dem folgenden link online für den Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb 2014 anmelden:
Die Finalrunden des Gesangswettbewerbs finden vom 1. bis 4. Juli im Robert-Schumann-Saal in Düsseldorf statt, das Finale am Sonntag, 6. Juli 2014 im Großen Haus der Deutschen Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf.
Der Internationale Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb ist seit seiner Gründung 1982 ein wichtiges Sprungbrett zu großen Sängerkarrieren und als Sängerbörse ein Treffpunkt für Fachleute der Opernszene aus aller Welt. Über 1000 Sänger aus aller Welt nehmen jedes Jahr an dem Gesangswettbewerb teil. Qualfikationsrunden werden 2014 wieder auf allen Kontinenten in über 50 Städten abgehalten; etwa 150 Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten der Qualifikationsrunden werden nach Düsseldorf geladen. Das Finale des Internationalen Belvedere Gesangswettbewerbs findet 2014 erstmals in Deutschland statt.
Die Deutsche Oper am Rhein in der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf ist Gastgeberin für die Finalrunden und das Preisträgerkonzert. Rheinoper Intendant Christoph Meyer gegenüber IOCO: „Wir sind stolz darauf, dass Düsseldorf und die Deutsche Oper am Rhein die Gastgeber sind, wenn dieser international renommierte Talentwettbewerb dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal in Deutschland stattfindet. Da ich dem Belvedere-Wettbewerb seit 2001 als Jurymitglied verbunden bin, freue ich mich auch persönlich sehr auf dieses große Zusammentreffen von jungen Opernsängerinnen und -sängern aus aller Welt.“
Nachdem der Belvedere-Gesangswettbewerb 31 Jahre lang ausschließlich in Wien beheimatet war, findet er seit 2013 weltweit an großen Opernhäusern statt. Nach Amsterdam ist Düsseldorf der zweite internationale Gastgeber. Neben einer internationalen Medienjury, in der auch IOCO Sitz und Stimme hat, entscheidet in den Finalrunden eine hochrangig besetzte Opernjury, bestehend aus Intendanten, Opern- und Castingdirektoren großer internationaler Opernhäuser wie z.B. dem Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, der Cape Town Opera, den Salzburger Osterfestspielen, der Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, der Deutschen Oper Berlin und der Metropolitan Opera New York. Die Jury vergibt neben Geldpreisen vor allem Engagements an den Sängernachwuchs und ermöglicht so wichtige Bühnenerfahrungen.
Die Sieger aus den weltweit stattfindenden Qualifikationsrunden treffen am 29. Juni in Düsseldorf ein, um sich für die Endrunden in der Landeshauptstadt zu registrieren. Die Finalrunden des Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerbs finden am 1., 2., 3. und 4. Juli im Robert Schumann-Saal des Museums Kunstpalast statt und sind öffentlich. Interessierte Zuschauer können mit einer Tageskarte jeweils ab 10 Uhr bis zum Nachmittag den spannenden Wettbewerb beobachten. Die Gewinner der Semifinals singen am Sonntag, 6. Juli 2014, 19.30 Uhr, beim großen Finalkonzert im Opernhaus Düsseldorf vor der Jury um den 1. bis 3. Preis sowie um die Gunst der Medienjury und des Publikums – begleitet von den Duisburger Philharmonikern unter der Leitung von Axel Kober, dem Generalmusikdirektor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg.
Isabella Gabor und Holger Bleck, Direktoren des Gesangswettbewerbs, blicken mit Vorfreude auf die diesjährige Belvedere-Ausgabe: „Jungen Sängertalenten den Einstieg in die Opernkarriere zu ermöglichen ist eines der wichtigsten Ziele des Internationalen Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerbs. Dafür organisieren wir seit 33 Jahren jährlich über 50 Qualifikationsrunden weltweit. Seit 2013 finden die Finalrunden international statt, und 2014 sind wir erstmals in Deutschland und an der Deutschen Oper am Rhein zu Gast. Düsseldorf wird nach Wien und Amsterdam zur ‚Wall Street der Kehle‘. Wir freuen uns sehr, zusammen mit Generalintendant Prof. Christoph Meyer als langjähriges Mitglied der Opernjury, die Intendanten, Casting-Direktoren, Sänger-Agenten und Beobachter aus der ganzen Welt in Düsseldorf begrüßen zu dürfen.“
Termine: Finalrunden Internationaler Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb
1. / 2. / 3. / 4. Juli im Robert Schumann-Saal, Museum Kunstpalast, Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Düsseldorf: Tageskarten: 10 €, Beginn jeweils um 10 Uhr
Finalkonzert Internationaler Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb: 6. Juli, 19.30 Uhr im Opernhaus Düsseldorf: Karten: 20 € / 30 €
—| Pressemeldung Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf |—
Auszeichnung für Ensemblemitglied Dong-Hwan Lee
Wien, Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb, And the Winner 2013 is: Dong-Hwan Lee – Korea, IOCO Aktuell, 08.07.2013
Der Sieger 2013 heißt: Dong-Hwan Lee, 31, Bariton
– 3. Preis: Rheinaldt MOAGI, Tenor, Südafrika
– 2. Preis (geteilt): Eve-Maud HUBEAUX, (Bild Oben) Mezzo-Sopran, Schweiz und Roman BURDENKO, Bariton, Russland
– 1. Preis und Gesamtsieger: Dong-Hwan Lee, Bild oben, Bariton, Süd-Korea, übrigens mit der kraftvoll vorgetragenen Torero-Arie aus Carmen von Georges Bizet.
2014 Belvedere Wettbewerb in Düsseldorf:
Nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel: Vom 29. Juni bis 6. Juli 2014 ist die Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf Gastgeber für die Finalrunden des Belvedere Wettbewerbs.
Christoph Meyer: „Wir sind stolz darauf, dass Düsseldorf und die Deutsche Oper am Rhein die Gastgeber sein werden, wenn dieser international renommierte Talentwettbewerb im nächsten Jahr zum ersten Mal in Deutschland stattfindet. Ich freue mich sehr auf dieses große Zusammentreffen von rund 150 jungen Opernsängerinnen und -sängern aus aller Welt.“
Das Belvedere-Management Isabella Gabor und Holger Bleck: „Mit Düsseldorf und der Deutschen Oper am Rhein haben wir nach Amsterdam wieder einen großartigen Partner für den Belvedere-Gesangswettbewerb gewinnen können. Generalintendant Christoph Meyer ist ein langjähriges Mitglied der Opernjury. Wir freuen uns, 2014 mit der 33. Ausgabe des Wettbewerbs erstmals in Deutschland zu Gast zu sein.“
IOCO / Viktor Jarosch / /. Juli 2013