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Operalia 2012 winners announced

Competition founded by Plácido Domingo has history of unearthing stars of tomorrow.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

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.

This article has 9 comments

  1. Miriam responded on 11 June 2012 at 6:29pm Reply

    The concert is 25 July, not June.

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 11 June 2012 at 8:05pm

      Thank you Miriam. We'll correct that now.

  2. Martyn Griffiths responded on 12 June 2012 at 12:03pm Reply

    The link to the concert is broken, and also does not work on the website calendar. When I try to find out more information, the link takes me to the March 2013 calendar

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 12 June 2012 at 12:55pm

      Dear Martyn

      Which concert are you trying to book?

      Thanks

      Ellen

  3. Martyn Griffiths responded on 12 June 2012 at 1:26pm Reply

    It was the Domingo Operalia concert - the link this morning went straight to the March 2013 calendar for some strange reason (if I clicked on July 25th on the calendar, it took me to March 2013). The link is OK now - thanks anyway for replying

  4. Alice Poulsen responded on 19 July 2012 at 11:35am Reply

    hi there - since ROH is point blank refusing to answer on FB, perhaps here is a better chance??

    When is the Operalia Gala concert being shown on UK television, please?? As it is being shown on German television on 29 July, already - I and many others are wondering what is happening and why??

    Thanks
    Alice

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 19 July 2012 at 11:48am

      Hi Alice,

      We've replied on Facebook but apologies for the delay - a date hasn't been confirmed yet but the broadcast will be on BBC Four around Christmas time.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      Social Media Manager

  5. Alice Poulsen responded on 19 July 2012 at 1:24pm Reply

    Thank you Chris.

  6. Good luck and enjoy!!!!.....a luxury experience for everybody!!!!...It will be conducted by maestro Domingo???
    In that case, another thing to enjoy....

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