11 June 2012 at 4.35pm | 9 Comments
Prize winners of this year's Operalia competition have been announced, held in Beijing. They include American counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, American soprano Janai Brugger and Mongolian baritone Amartuvshin.
The annual competition, founded by Plácido Domingo, aims to find the finest young opera singers and is decided by a panel of 10 judges. Previous award winners include Rolando Villazón, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, Nina Stemme and Ailyn Pérez.
This year's final was held in Beijing and streamed live via Medici.tv.
A number of artists who have had their careers launched by the competition will perform at the Royal Opera House at a special concert on 25 July. Plácido Domingo himself will also sing at the event as well as singing four dates of Nabucco next April.
Next year's Operalia competition will take place in Verona, Italy.