Serena Sáenz Wins Montserrat Caballé Competition

By Francisco Salazar

Soprano Serena Sáenz has won first place at the Concurso de Canto Montserrat Caballé.

The XVI edition took place at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and saw Sáenz win 15.000 € as well as special mention by the audience, the Liceu and the Festival Castell de Peralada.

Sáenz has performed at the Staatsoper Berlin, Liceu Opera, L’Òpera de Sabadell, Ópera de Oviedo, and Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier. She is a graduate of the Liceu Conservatoire in Barcelona and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

The second prize, which included 6.000€, went to sopranos Julia Muzychenko and Oksana Sekerina.

Meanwhile, the third prize of 3.000€ went to tenor Konstantine Kiapin and baritone Samson McCrady.