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Plácido Domingo's Operalia 2013: Final Round

The World Opera Competition – Hosted by the Fondazione Arena di Verona

Operalia, Plácido Domingo's competition, takes place in Verona this year! medici.tv invites you to follow the competition's final round live and discover tomorrow's great voices...

Winners of the 2013 Operalia Competition:

Female
1st Prize – Aida Garifullina, soprano
2nd Prize – Julie Fuchs, soprano
3rd Prize – Kathryn Lewek, soprano

Male
1st Prize – Ao Li, bass-baritone
2nd Prize – Simone Piazzolla, baritone
3rd Prize – Zach Borichevsky, tenor

Audience's Prizes
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Simone Piazzolla, baritone

Zarzuela Prizes
Hae Ji Chang, soprano
Benjamin Bliss, tenor

Birgit Nilsson Prizes:
Claudia Huckle, contralto
Tracy Cox, soprano

The CulturArte de Puerto Rico Prize:
Vladimir Dvitruk, tenor

Founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo, Operalia is an international singing competition which aims at revealing the most promising talents and personalities of the operatic world. Among the singers rewarded by Operalia, we can quote Ludovic Tezier, Rolando Villazón, Stéphane Degout, Inva Mula, Nina Stemme, José Cura, John Osborn, Susanna Philips, among others. Every year, the competition sets in a different opera house. Following Paris, Mexico, Madrid, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow and Beijing, the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona hosts the competition. For the fourth consecutive year, medici.tv partners with Operalia to broadcast live the final round of the competition.

Operalia's goal is clear: highlight the young talents and help them in their professional career. Plácido Domingo: "Talent alone is not enough; it is also essential for young singers to come to the attention of those impresarios, managers, casting directors, conductors and stage directors who can further their professional careers. My purpose in Operalia is to help identify not only the best voices, but also to discover those singers whose personalities, characters and powers of interpretation show that they have the potential to become complete artists. Individuals such as these become tomorrow's stars. This is why the jury is not exclusively made up of great singers but also includes general managers, stage directors and casting directors".

Finalists of the 2013 Operalia Competition:


Vladimir Dvitruk, tenor
Mirella Bunoaica, soprano
Julie Fuchs, soprano
Claudia Huckle, contralto
Irina Churilova, soprano
Zach Borichevsky, tenor
Hae Ji Chang, soprano
Aida Garifullina, soprano
Simone Piazzolla, baritone
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Tracy Cox, soprano
Ao Li, bass-baritone
Benjamin Bliss, tenor
Diego Silva, tenor

Picture: © ENNEVI FOTO.

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Broadcast date : Aug. 25, 2013, 6 p.m.

Plácido Domingo conductor
Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona

Movie director : Angelo Bozzolini

Location : Teatro Filarmonico di Verona (Verona, Italy)



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