International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2017

International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2017  with its Final Rounds in Moscow, Russia

 

Well known as the world’s best networked singing competition, qualifying rounds of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition have been organized in over 70 cities on all continents with 1.000 and more participants in the recent years. The best 100-120 singers are judged in the Final Rounds by an opera jury of renowned opera houses including Teatro alla Scala Milano, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden – Semperoper, Cape Town Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Helikon Opera Moscow among others.

Past prize winners include 2016 first and second prize winners Nicholas Brownlee (USA) and Noluvuyiso Mpofu (South Africa), Angela Gheorghiu (Romania), Elina Garanča (Latvia), the Russian singers Egils Silins und Irina Lungu (who got engaged at Teatro alla Scala Milano directly after the competition) as well as South African soprano Pretty Yende, Italian tenor Antonio Poli, US soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen or Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen in the recent years. Former Belvedere Competition winners – Stanislav Schwez and Irina Samoilova were from Helikon-opera theatre and Marina Mescheriakowa started her career at Helikon Opera.

Isabella Gabor and Holger Bleck, General Managers of the Belvedere Singing Competition, are thrilled about the upcoming perspectives: "Moscow is an exciting city, we are overwhelmed by the dedication and hospitality of our Russian partners, the Helikon Opera Moscow, towards the Belvedere Singing Competition. We look forward to being guests in Russia – home of many of the most famous opera singers in the world - with the 36th edition of the Final Rounds in 2017."

Dmitry Bertman, Artistic Director of the Helikon Opera Moscow, is happy about this collaboration: "The International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition is an important springboard for young opera singers into a professional career and well known as ,Wall Street of Voices´. As a long-standing member of the international opera jury, we are proud to host this renowned international singing competition for the first time in Russia."

The online registration will start on February 01, 2017. A total of 70 qualifying rounds including qualifying Rounds in St. Petersburg, Irkutsk and Moscow, are being held around the world from March until June 2017.

 

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