Zinka Milanov Competition Announces Jury & Schedule for 2022 Competition

By Afton Wooten

With over one hundred participants coming from over twenty countries, the Zinka Milanov Competition will take place July 8 – 17. The events will be held at the Ivan Zajc Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka, Croatia.

Singers will compete in three rounds. The first round consists of one aria of the singer’s choice. Those advancing to the second phase of the competition will perform two arias of their choice. In the final round, singers are asked to choose two arias from a pre-selected list and perform with the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Simon Krečič.

This year’s jury panel includes Cheryl Studer, Iva Hraste Sočo, Silvana Sintow Behrens, Patrick Wurzel, Tobias Truniger, Christian Carlstedt, Mariano Horak, Fabrizio Melano, Valentin Egel, Vlatka Oršanić, and Marin Blažević.

The first-place winner will take home €3,000, second place €2,000, and third place will receive €1,000. Other special awards are sponsored by Rijeka Opera, Maribor Opera, Ljubljana Opera, and Zagreb Opera.

The full list of participants can be found here.