Paris Opera Competition Announces 2023 Winners

By David Salazar

The Paris Opera Competition has announced the winners of its 2023 edition.

First Prize, also known as the Prix Pierre Vernes, and Audience Prize went to French soprano Lauranne Oliva, who  is a member of the studio at the Opéra du Rhin where she has taken on roles in “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” and “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.” She is set to appear at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, at l’Arsenal de Metz and at the Victoria Hall in Geneva.

In Second place and taking home the Prix Claude Dassault was Norwegian soprano Hedvig Haugerud. The 28-year-old is a graduate of the Royal Danish Theatre’s Opera Academy and recently made her Copenhagen and Oslo debuts.

Soprano Julie Roset, 26, was the recipient of the Third Prize. A Juilliard Graduate, she has appeared at such companies as Opéra Comique, Opéra de Versailles, Opéra de Toulon, Festival de Beaune, and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, among others.

The Jury for the Paris Opera Competition included Julien Benhamou, Michel Frank, Samuel Gelber, Victor Garcia de Gomar, Evamaria Weiser, Isla Mundell-Perkins, Alain Lanceron, Sophie Joyce, and Christophe Ghristi.