Pittsburgh Festival Opera To Present Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition

Later this month, twenty-one semi-finalists, selected from a pool of over two-hundred, will compete at the ninth annual Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition. A panel of judges, led by company founder and competition namesake Mildred Miller Posvar, will choose eight finalists, and ultimately three winners. A fourth competitor will be chosen as Audience Favorite. Winners will receive a prize of {…}

Q & A: Tenor Xabier Anduaga On Winning Operalia & His Return To The Donizetti Opera Festival

On July 26, 2019, Spanish tenor Xabier Anduaga (along with fellow competitor Adriana Gonzalez) achieved one of opera’s most coveted distinctions as he joined the circle of Operalia 1st Prize winners. The Operalia competition has been transforming talented young singers into stars of the opera scene since 1993, with winners frequently becoming headliners at top venues across the globe. This {…}

International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2019 Winners Announced

The winners of the 38th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition have been announced. The competition, founded by Hans Gabor of the Wiener Kammeroper, prides itself as being “THE ‘springboard’ for a career in opera,” according to its website. Previous participants and winners include such stars as Elina Garanča, Angela Gheorghiu, Angela Meade, Antonio Poli, Stuart Skelton, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, and {…}

Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition To Be Held In The Czech Republic

Plácido Domingo’s international opera competition, Operalia, will make its way to the Czech Republic for the very first time this summer. The National Theatre, “one of the symbols of the country’s national identity [counting] more than 130 years of independent artistic performances” according to the press release, and the Domingo-Mozart-Prague organization will host the 27th annual Operalia competition. The Czech {…}

Oratorio Society Of New York Announces Winners Of Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition

The Oratorio Society of New York revealed the winners of the 43rd Annual Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition on April 6, 2019 following the finalists’ performances in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Competition Chairwoman Janet Plucknett made the announcement. Beating out well over a hundred other applicants from around the world, baritone Steven Eddy of Laurel, MD took first place, {…}

20 Singers Announced To Compete In BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2019 Competition

The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 has announced that 20 outstanding classical singers from across the globe have been selected to compete in the prestigious competition. The competitors, who were chosen from a pool of 400 applicants and hail from 15 different countries, include: tenor Roman Arndt and mezzo-sopranos Karina Kherunts and Yulia Mebbibaeva from Russia; baritone Leonardo Lee {…}