Wien, Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb 2015 unterwegs, IOCO Aktuell, 06.02.2015

Februar 8, 2015 by  
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Belvedère Operaconcours  2015

  Finals from 27 June to 4 July 2015 in Amsterdam

International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition / Belvedere Operaconcours Amstardam 2015 / Ingrid Labadie, Isabella Gabor, Jan Meulendijks, Osca Hammerstein, Bart Schuil, Holger Bleck ©Belvedere Singing Competition

International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition / Belvedere Operaconcours Amstardam 2015 / Ingrid Labadie, Isabella Gabor, Jan Meulendijks, Osca Hammerstein, Bart Schuil, Holger Bleck ©Belvedere Singing Competition

Online registration started in December 2014

Well known as the world’s best networked singing competition, qualifying rounds of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition are organized in about 55 cities with more than 1,300 participants each year. The best 150-160 singers are judged in the Final Rounds by an opera jury of renowned opera houses including Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Dutch National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam among others.

Belvedere 2015 Participants In The Spotlight

Past prize winners include Angela Gheorghiu, Angelika Kirchschlager, Elina Garanca as well as Italian tenor Antonio Poli, US soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen or South African soprano Pretty Yende in the recent years.

Isabella Gabor and Holger Bleck, general managers of the Belvedere Singing Competition, are thrilled about the upcoming perspectives: „Amsterdam is a fantastic city, we love the hospitality, the openness of the people and the commitment of our Dutch partners. We look forward to being guests again in the Netherlands with the 34th edition of the Final Rounds in 2015.“

Oscar Hammerstein and Jan Meulendijks, both board members of the Netherlands Foundation Belvedère Opera Concours Amsterdam, are happy about this collaboration: „The Belvedère Operaconcours is an important springboard for young opera singers into a career and well known as „Wall Street of Voices“. We are proud to host for the second time this renowned international singing competition in Amsterdam.“

The online registration for all qualifying rounds from February to June 2015 already starts in December this year. The Amsterdam qualifying rounds are held on 20 April and 26 June 2015.

Medienberichte über den Wettbewerb 2014

Voralberg Online: „Die russische Sopranistin Irina Churilova hat mit einem Doppelschlag das Finale des Hans-Gabor-Belvedere-Gesangswettbewerbs 2014 für sich entschieden.“

OÖNachrichten:Irina Churilova …. Die 31-Jährige setzte sich in Düsseldorf gegen 16 Kollegen beim Kampf um die mit 7000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung durch und konnte zugleich den Publikumspreis für sich verbuchen.“

NEWSDUMP: „Irina Churilova gewann Belvedere-Gesangswettbewerb.“

Tiroler Tageszeitung Online: „So hat sich der Sängerwettstreit … zu einer Fixgröße im klassischen Musikgeschäft und zugleich als Marktplatz für junge Sänger entwickelt.“
Vienna.at: „Ausweitung des Wettbewerbskonzepts.“

Kleine Zeitung (Print 7.7.2014): „Um der internationalen Entwicklung Rechnung zu tragen, wird der Belvedere-Wettbewerb sich 2016 gen Süden aufmachen und mit Kapstadt am 9. Juli erstmals ein Finale außerhalb Europas austragen. Zuvor kehrt man allerdings 2015 nach Amsterdam zurück, wo wie im Vorjahr die finale Ausscheidung für den 4. Juli angesetzt ist.“

Het Muziektheater Amsterdam © Michielverbeek

Het Muziektheater Amsterdam © Michielverbeek

Online Merker: „Alle waren sie Sieger, die siebzehn im Finale angetretenen Sängerinnen und Sänger und mit ihnen Isabella Gabor und Holger Bleck mit ihrem Team. Auf noch viele Jahre!“
Australia, Sunraysia Daily:  Siobhan Stagg talks about her experience in the Belvedere Singing Competition: “Competitions such as this provide great international exposure for singers; many of the judging panels are made up of casting directors from across the world, so it’s almost like doing 15 separate auditions” … „It’s a privilege in itself to be in the finals, performing in a huge, beautiful opera house, with a huge symphony orchestra.”

Classic Melbourne – Music views & news: „Siobhan Stagg home from Europe … She also reached the finals of both the Mozart and Belvedere Singing Competitions gaining second prize in the former and winning the Media-Jury Prize and the Engagement Prizes in the second. Securing the Engagement Prize means future appearances at the Salzburg Easter Festival and the Deutsche Opera am Rhein in Duesseldorf.“

The Divas Diaries:Soprano Siobhan Stagg… These opportunities, she says, have provided a ´steep but enriching´ learning curve.“
France

forumopera.com: „La finale de la 33e édition du Belvedere, l’un des concours de chant internationaux les plus prestigieux, a vu hier à Düsseldorf Irina Churilova décrocher le 1er prix ainsi que le prix du public.“

Music & Opera: „Découvrez les gagnants du 33e Concours International de Chant Hans Gabor Belvedere 2014 à la Deutsche Oper am Rhein à Düsseldorf.“ Germany

musik-heute.de: „Die russische Sopranistin Irina Churilova hat beim Internationalen Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb den Preis der Opernjury und den Publikumspreis gewonnen.“

www.ioco.de: „Irina Churilova, russische Sopranistin aus Novosibirsk, wurde Siegerin BELVEDERE 2014. Ihre stimmsicher und kraftvoll vorgetragene Arie ´Tacea la notte´ der Leonore aus Giuseppe Verdis Troubadour begeisterte Publikum und Jury gleichermaßen.“
klassik.com: „In diesem Jahr vermeldete der Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb Rekordteilnehmerzahlen.“

wotans-opernwelt: „Der Sängernachwuchs gehört sicher zu den wichtigen Beobachtungsstellen im Operngeschäft.

Opernnetz.de: „Irina Churilova überzeugt Jury und Publikum.“

Westdeutsche Zeitung newsline:Das Düsseldorfer Publikum war hin und weg vom gesamten Abend. Und nach fast allen Darbietungen wurde gejubelt, was das Zeug hält. Leider war es ein einmaliges Gastspiel des Gesangswettbewerbs. Aber gewiss werden ein paar der Finalisten wieder in Düsseldorf zu hören sein – dafür sorgt dann Intendant Christoph Meyer, der schon seit Jahren zur Jury gehört.“

xity.de: „Als großes Fest der jungen Stimmen begeisterte im Opernhaus Düsseldorf das Finalkonzert des 33. Internationalen Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerbs.“
opernmagazin.de: „Mit 1.321 Vorrunden-Teilnehmern aus 56 Städten weltweit war dies der bislang teilnehmerstärkste Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb.“

kulturrundum.com: „Irina Churilova gewinnt beim Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb Preis der Opernjury und Publikumspreis.“

WDR Tonart: „Zum ersten Mal in Deutschland: Internationaler Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb.“

fernsehen-duesseldorf.tv: „´You are already winners´, begrüßte Generalintendant Christoph Meyer die Anwesenden, die sich in den 60 weltweiten Vorrunden mit über 1300 Teilnehmern für die Endausscheidung in Düsseldorf qualifiziert haben.“

WAZ der westen: „Philharmoniker begleiten Finalisten.“

Rheinische Post – Düsseldorf Kultur (Print 8.7.2014): „Die Suche nach Talenten ist verheißungsvoll, gerade in der Opernwelt… Der ´Internationale Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb´ sucht genau danach.“

Neue Rhein Zeitung – Duisburg, Kultur & Freizeit (Print 8.7.2014): „In der Szene als Talentbörse oder ´Sänger-Wallstreet´ berühmt, lockte der 33. ´Belvedere-Wettbewerb´ 140 junge Damen und Herren aus vier Kontinenten in die Landeshauptstadt.“

Netherlands,  Place de l´Opera: „Staande ovatie voor 17 Belvedere-finalisten.“

Russia,  newsib.net: „The 1st Prize, the Prize of the Audience and three special prizes from the German music press and from leading opera houses in Europe won a soloist of the Novosibirsk Opera Irina Churilova. In the competition the exeptional soprano singer left 1317 singers from 73 countries far behind.“

South Africa,  Herald live:HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES: Baritone singer Siyabulela Ntlale at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition finals in Germany.“
Die Burger: „Die Suid-Afrikaanse bariton Siyabulela Ntlale is die ­naaswenner van die 33ste Hans Gabor Belvedere-sang­kompetisie.“

Volksblad: „SA sanger weer tweede in oorsese competitie.“

Spain,  ibermusica.es: „El Concurso Internacional de Canto Hans Gabor Belvedere, que se ha celebrado del 29 de junio al 6 de julio, ha otorgado el primer premio, de 7.000 euros, a la soprano Irina Churilova. El segundo premio, dotado de 3.500 euros ha sido para el barítono sudafricano Siyabulela Ntalale. Por último, el tercer premio se le entregó al cantante coreano Il Do Song.“

Switzerland, Codex Flores: „Heuer waren bei den Vorausscheidungen des internationalen Bewerbs 1321 junge Sänger in 56 Städten weltweit zum Casting angetreten.“

United Kingdom, Slipped Disc – Norman Lebrecht: „Siberian beats South African to the Belvedere.“

BELVEDERE Finale © Susanne Diesner

BELVEDERE Finale © Susanne Diesner

Belvedere-Gesangswettbewerb 2014: Irina Churilova mit Doppeltriumph

Die 31-jährige Russin gewann in Düsseldorf Preis der Opernjury und des Publikums – Preis der Medienjury an Siobhan Stagg – Wettbewerb 2015 wieder in Amsterdam und 2016 in Südafrika von Martin Fichter-Wöß

Düsseldorf/Wien (APA) – Die russische Sopranistin Irina Churilova hat mit einem Doppelschlag das Finale des Hans-Gabor-Belvedere-Gesangswettbewerbs 2014 für sich entschieden. Die 31-Jährige setzte sich am Sonntagabend in Düsseldorf gegen 16 Kollegen beim Kampf um die mit 7.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung der internationalen Opernjury durch und konnte zugleich den Publikumspreis für sich verbuchen.

Die in Nowosibirsk ausgebildete Sängerin überzeugte im Teilnehmerfeld mit einem elegant-geschmeidigen und dunkel gefärbten Sopran, den sie bei ihrer Wettbewerbsarie „Tacea la notte placida“ aus VerdisTrovatore“ sehr gut ausbalanciert einsetzte, ohne dabei je zu überziehen. Dieses runde Gesamtpaket überzeugte dabei auch die Zuschauer in der gut besetzten Deutschen Oper am Rhein, in der die Duisburger Philharmoniker unter Leitung von Axel Kober, der heuer wieder in Bayreuth den „Tannhäuser“ dirigieren wird, als Begleitung gleichsam ein Heimspiel feierten.

Auf Platz zwei landete Siyabulela Ntlale aus Südafrika mit seiner humoristischen Interpretation von Verdis „Falstaff“, während der südkoreanische Bass Il Do Song mit schelmischem Charme Rang drei für sich reklamieren konnte. Die internationale Medienjury zeichnete hingegen die Sopranistin Siobhan Stagg aus. Die 26-jährige Australierin versammelte mit ihrer zarten, fein nuancierten Interpretation der Arie „Depuis le jour“ des selten gespielten Franzosen Gustave Charpentier die Mehrheit der Medienvertreter hinter sich. Sie erhält darüber hinaus unter anderem auch ein Engagement bei den Salzburger Osterfestspielen.

Dabei mussten sich die Gewinner gegen die bis dato größte Konkurrenz durchsetzen, waren heuer doch bei den Vorausscheidungen des internationalen Bewerbs 1.321 junge Sänger in 56 Städten weltweit zum Casting angetreten. Von diesen qualifizierten sich dann 164 als Halbfinalisten für die Endrunden in Düsseldorf. Besonders stark mit vier Teilnehmern war unter den schlussendlich 17 Finalisten des gestrigen Abends dann Südafrika vertreten.
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So hat sich der Sängerwettstreit, der bis zu seiner 31. Ausgabe vor zwei Jahren stets in Wien beheimatet war, zu einer Fixgröße im klassischen Musikgeschäft und zugleich als Marktplatz für junge Sänger entwickelt. Angelika Kirchschlager, Ildiko Raimondi oder Elina Garanca gehören ebenso zum einstigen Teilnehmerfeld wie zuletzt Pretty Yende, die mit ihrem Sieg 2009 den Grundstein für ihre internationale Karriere legte.

Rückblickend sei der Fortgang aus Wien, von wo man sich 2012 nach Querelen unter anderem um die Finanzierung verabschiedet hat, die richtige Entscheidung gewesen, unterstrich auch die zweite Wettbewerbsorganisatorin Isabella Gabor: „Das war eine Auffrischung.“ So plant man für Südafrika 2016 eine Ausweitung des Wettbewerbskonzepts etwa durch internationale Workshops, um das Event enger mit der jeweils lokalen Szene vor Ort zu vernetzen.

33.  Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb 2014 – Irina Churilova gewinnt Preis der Opernjury und Publikumspreis

BELVEDERE Finale © Susanne Diesner

BELVEDERE Finale © Susanne Diesner

Pressemitteilung, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf Duisburg

Als großes Fest der jungen Stimmen begeisterte am Sonntag, 6. Juli 2014, im Opernhaus Düsseldorf das Finalkonzert des 33. Internationalen Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerbs. 17 Sängerinnen und Sänger aus elf Ländern hatten sich in den Endrunden der letzten Tage für das Finale qualifiziert und stellten vor ebenfalls international vertretenem Publikum im öffentlichen Konzert ihr Können noch einmal unter Beweis. Begleitet wurden sie von den Duisburger Philharmonikern unter der Leitung von Generalmusikdirektor Axel Kober. Opernjury, Medienjury und Publikum entschieden mit großer Übereinstimmung über die Vergabe der verschiedenen Preise.

Gleich zweifach gepunktet hat beim Finalkonzert des Belvedere Gesangswettbewerbs die russische Sopranistin Irina Churilova. Ausgebildet am Staatlichen Konservatorium Novosibirsk gelang es ihr mit ihrer Interpretation der Arie der Leonora „Tacea la notte placida“ aus Verdis „Il trovatore“ die Mehrheit der Opernjury und des Publikums für sich zu gewinnen. Den zweiten Platz vergab die Opernjury an den aus Südafrika stammenden Bariton Siyabulela Ntalale, der mit seiner Interpretation der Arie „L’onore! Ladri!“ aus Verdis „Falstaff“ überzeugte. Platz drei gewann der gerade 25-jährige südkoreanische Bass Il Do Song mit dem Vortrag der Arie des Basilio „La calunnia è un venticello“ aus Rossinis „Il barbiere di Siviglia“. Die Auszeichnung der internationalen Medienjury ging an die Australierin Siobhan Stagg, die die Arie „Depuis le jour“ aus Gustave Charpentiers „Louise“ interpretierte. An Siobhan Stagg gingen darüber hinaus Angebote für Engagements an der Deutschen Oper am Rhein und bei den Salzburger Osterfestspielen. Auch an Siyabulela Ntalale und Il Do Song gingen Angebote für Gastengagements an der Deutschen Oper am Rhein.

Die Gewinnerin Irina Churilova freute sich über den mit 7.000 Euro dotierten 1. Preis, gestiftet von Dr. Vera Gregor in memoriam KS Teresa Stich-Randall. Der mit 3.500 Euro dotierte 2. Preis wurde beigesteuert von Jan Meulendijks und Bart Schuil, der ihn Siyabulela Ntalale übergab. Der 3. Preis, den Dr. Walburga Litschauer an Il Do Song überreichte, wurde von der Valentin und Anni Leitgeb Stiftung mit 2.500 Euro ausgelobt. Den Preis der Internationalen Medien-Jury von 1.500 Euro an Siobhan Stagg stiftete RBT Reisen- und Business Tours GmbH München – überreicht wurde er von dem Moderator Bo van der Meulen. Den mit 2.000 Euro dotierte Publikumspreis von den Soroptimist International – Clubs im Raum Düsseldorf und Soroptimist Düsseldorf 2000 e.V. übergab Dr. Diede Landsberg der Sängerin Irina Churilova.

Mit 1.321 Vorrunden-Teilnehmern aus 56 Städten weltweit war dies der bislang teilnehmerstärkste Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb. 164 Sängerinnen und Sänger hatten sich für die Finalrunden in Düsseldorf qualifiziert, 17 von ihnen standen im Abschlusskonzert auf der Bühne des Opernhauses. Als Austragungsorte für die kommenden Jahre wurden Amsterdam (2015) und Kapstadt (2016) bekannt gegeben.

The Prize Winners 2014 – Congratulations!

1st Prize: IRINA CHURILOVA, Soprana, Russia
donated in memoriam KS Teresa Stich-Randall

2nd Prize: SIYABULELA NTLALE, Baritone, South Africa
donated by Jan Meulendijks und Bart Schuil

3rd Prize: IL DO SONG, Bass, South Corea
donated by Valentin and Anni Leitgeb Foundation

Prize of the International Media-Jury: SIOBHAN STAGG, Soprano, Australia
donated by RBT Reisen- und Business Tours GmbH München – Jörg A. Bachmann

Prize of the Audience: IRINA CHURILOVA, Soprano, Russia
donated by Soroptimist International – Clubs in the Düsseldorf area and Soroptimist Düsseldorf 2000 e.V.

Special Prizes donated by the Opera Jury – Engagements for the young opera singers
Cape Town Opera (South Africa): AKIHO TSUJII, Soprano, Japan

Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg (Germany): SIYABULELA NTLALE, Baritone, South Africa // IL DO SONG, Bass, South Korea // SIOBHAN STAGG, Soprano, Australia

Deutsche Oper Berlin (Germany): AKIHO TSUJII, Soprano, Japan
Festliche Operngala der Deutschen AIDS-Stiftung (Germany): KIRI DEONARINE, Soprano, USA

Helikon Opera Moscow (Russia): IRINA CHURILOVA, Soprano, Russia
Osterfestspiele Salzburg (Austria): SIOBHAN STAGG, Soprano, Australia
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden – Semperoper (Germany): AKIHO TSUJII, Soprano, Japan

Teatro Real Madrid (Spain): CAROLINA GARCIA, Soprano, Spain

The Kirsten Flagstad Festival (Norway): IRINA CHURILOVA, Soprano, Russia // SIYABULELA NTLALE, Baritone, South Africa

Theater Erfurt (Germany): MARINA COSTA-JACKSON, Soprano, USA // SIYABULELA NTLALE, Baritone, South Africa

Prize awarded by Jury Member Dmitrij Bertman for an engagement for the Estonian National Opera: KHANYISO GWENXANE, Tenor, South Africa

Final Rounds & Finals 2015 and 2016 – Amsterdam & Cape Town

Amsterdam 2015:  We are happy to let you know that the Final Rounds 2015 will again take place in Amsterdam, the Finals on 4 July 2015 at Het Muziektheater.

Cape Town 2016:  In 2016 the Final Rounds of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition will take place for the first time in the Competition’s history outside of Europe: 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Letzte Aufführungstermine: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR von Donizetti, 01./06.02.2015

Januar 26, 2015 by  
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Deutsche Oper Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin © Leo Seidel (Kontakt: leoseidel@googlemail.com)

Deutsche Oper Berlin © Leo Seidel (Kontakt: leoseidel@googlemail.com)

Letzte Vorstellungen: Lucia di Lammermoor

Dramma tragico in drei Akten von Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto von Salvatore Cammarano
Uraufführung am 26. September 1835 in Neapel
Premiere an der Deutschen Oper Berlin am 15. Dezember 1980
In italienischer Sprache mit deutschen und englischen Übertiteln

Letzte Aufführungstermine: So 1. Februar 2015, 18:00 Uhr; Fr 6. Februar 2015; 19:30 Uhr

Ein romantisch-historisierender Bühnenraum bildet die Kulisse für die tragische Geschichte Lucias, die als Unterpfand von Militärallianzen verhandelt wird. Eigentlich gehört ihr Herz Edgardo, dem Todfeind ihres Bruders Enrico. Dieser jedoch möchte seine Schwester dem mächtigen Verbündeten Arturo andienen.

In der Titelpartie gastiert diesmal die junge Südafrikanerin Pretty Yende. Ihr gelang das Kunststück, beim 28. Internationalen Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb Wien gleich vier Preise zu gewinnen. Zudem gewann sie den Internationalen Gesangs-Wettbewerb „Montserrat Caballé“, den „Vincenzo Bellini International Competition“ und den Operalia Competition. Dem Publikum hier ist die Interpretin bereits aus einer AIDS-Gala und als Clara / PORGY AND BESS bekannt. Nachdem sie in der jüngsten Vergangenheit an der Scala Barbarina / DIE HOCHZEIT DES FIGARO, Norina / DON PASQUALE und Musetta / LA BOHEME sowie in New York Adèle / LE COMTE ORY gesungen hat, kehrt sie an der Seite von Joseph Calleja an unser Haus zurück.

Musikalische Leitung Ivan Repusic Inszenierung, Bühne, Kostüme Filippo Sanjust Chöre Thomas Richter

BESETZUNG:
Enrico: Simone Piazzola
Lucia: Pretty Yende
Edgardo: Joseph Calleja
Arturo: Matthew Newlin
Raimondo: Simon Lim
Alice: Ronnita Miller
Normanno: Jörg Schörner
Chöre: Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchester: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

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Düsseldorf, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Belvedere Finalrunden, IOCO Aktuell, 27.06.2014

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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.

Eroeffnung Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb 2014 © Susanne Diesner

Eroeffnung Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb 2014 © Susanne Diesner

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.

www.belvedere-competition.com/registration

Yu Guanqun  started her career with the BELVEDERE:

Voices of Brilliance © Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

Voices of Brilliance © Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Einige Teilnehmer des BELVEDERE 2014:

Jessica Ng, lyric soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Jessica Ng © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Jessica Ng © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Katerina Bogacheva, soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Bogacheva Katerina © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Bogacheva Katerina © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

 

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Ekaterina Mikhailova, Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Ekaterina Mikhailova © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Ekaterina Mikhailova © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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 Lucrezi Drei, Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Lucrezia Drei © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Lucrezia Drei © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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 Ruben Shushardzhan, Bass-Baritone

Belvedere Singing Competition / Ruben Shushardzhan © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Ruben Shushardzhan © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Nino Nadiradze, Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Nino Nadiradze © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Nino Nadiradze © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Lyuba Tatevosyan, Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Lyuba Tatevosyan © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Lyuba Tatevosyan © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Olga Kukunina, Mezzo-Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Olga Kukunina © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Olga Kukunina © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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 Anna Shaytanova, Mezzo-Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Anna Shaytanova © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Anna Shaytanova © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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 lasha Sesitashvili, Baritone

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Belvedere Singing Competition / Lasha Sesitashvili © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Francesco Toso, Baritone

Belvedere Singing Competition / Francesco Toso © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Francesco Toso © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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 Mikhail Yanenko, Tenor

Belvedere Singing Competition / Mikhail Yanenko © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Mikhail Yanenko © Belvedere Singing Competition

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.

Sincerely,

Mikhail Yanenko, Tenor, Russia

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Tatiana Poletskaya,  Soprano

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Belvedere Singing Competition / Tatiana Poletskaya © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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 Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson, Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Ruth Jenkins-Robertsson © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Ruth Jenkins-Robertsson © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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 Uliana Alieksiuk, Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Uliana Alexyuk Headshot - © Lynn Lane / Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Uliana Alexyuk Headshot – © Lynn Lane / Belvedere Singing Competition

I am Uliana Alieksiuk from Ukraine, I will sing first round in Houston.

 

 

 

Uliana Alieksiuk, Soprano, Ukraine

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Irina Sherstneva, Lyric Soprano

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Belvedere Singing Competition / Irina Sherstneva © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Hayk Tonguryan, Tenor

Belvedere Singing Competition / Hayk Tonguryan © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Hayk Tonguryan © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Steponas Zonys, Baritone

Belvedere Singing Competition / Steponas Zonys © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Steponas Zonys © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Jiuchen Li, Bass

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Belvedere Singing Competition© Belvedere Singing Competition / Jiuchen Li © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Lisa Algozzini, Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / LisaAlgozzini © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / LisaAlgozzini © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Nico Darmanin, Tenor

Belvedere Singing Competition / Nico Darmanin © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Nico Darmanin © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Max von Luetgendorff, Tenor

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Max von Luetgendorff © Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Jonathan Winell, Tenor

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Jonathan Winell © Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Jie Yin, Tenor

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Jie Yin © Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Atalia Malin, Soprano

ATALIA MALIN © Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

ATALIA MALIN © Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

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. …

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Atalia Malin, Soprano, USA

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Mareike Hujo, Mezzosopran

Mareike Hujo © Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

Mareike Hujo © Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Elise Charrel, Soprano

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Belvedere Singing Competition / Elise Charrel © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Cabira Jacobsen, Mezzo-Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Cabira Jacobsen © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Cabira Jacobsen © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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 Franziska Buchner, Mezzo-Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Franziska Buchner © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Franziska Buchner © Belvedere Singing Competition

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!

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Franziska Buchner, Mezzo-Sopran, Deutschland

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Odufoye D. Babatunde, Countertenor

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Belvedere Singing Competition / Odufoye D. Babatunde © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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 Andrew Hiers, Bass-Baritone

Belvedere Singing Competition / Andrew Hiers © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Andrew Hiers © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Anna Lindina, Soprano

Belvedere Singing Competition / Anna Lindina © Belvedere Singing Competition

Belvedere Singing Competition / Anna Lindina © Belvedere Singing Competition

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

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Bonnie Cooper, Soprano

Bonny Cooper © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

Bonny Cooper © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

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 Baurzhan Anderzhanov, Bass-Baritone

Anderzhanov Baurzhan © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

Anderzhanov Baurzhan © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

 

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Leila Sherzai, Soprano

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Leila Sherzai © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

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Lisa Koroleva, Soprano

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Lisa Koroleva © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

 

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Astghik Khanamiryan, Soprano

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Astghik Khanamiryan © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

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Julia Sariego, Soprano

 Julia Sariego © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

Julia Sariego © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

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Víctor Jiménez Día, Countertenor

Victor Jimenez © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

Victor Jimenez © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

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 Bárbara Barradas, Soprano

Barbara Barradas © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

Barbara Barradas © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

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Melanie Audefroy, Soprano

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Melanie Audefroy © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

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 Carol Garcia, Mezzo-Soprano

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Carol Garcia © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

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  Mariam Battistelli, Mezzosoparano

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Mariam Battistelli © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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

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Olha Matushenko, Soprano

 Olha Matushenko © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

Olha Matushenko © Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb

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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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:  

www.belvedere-competition.com/registration 

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.

Christoph Meyer, Isabella Gabor, Volker Bleck © IOCO

Christoph Meyer, Isabella Gabor, Volker Bleck © IOCO

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.

Robert Schumann Saal im MPK Duesseldorf © Christoph Schuknecht

Robert Schumann Saal im MPK Duesseldorf © Christoph Schuknecht

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 €

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