Operalia: what have they become?

The winners' greatest roles, 1993-2014

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Operalia: what have they become?

Inva Mula, José Cura, John Osborn, Joyce di Donato, Ludovic Tézier, Rolando Villazón, Stéphane Degout... Those are dreamy names for any young singer who wishes to get an international career. These fantastic artists all have something in common: they have been unveiled, acclaimed and rewarded by Plácido Domingo's Operalia competition, founded over 20 years ago and dedicated to the young and promising talents of opera.

Following the final of the 2014 edition, focus on the brilliant careers the previous winners have known!

You will find in this playlist the fiery mexican tenor Rolando Villazón as Don Carlos, a role which finished to cover him with glory, Stéphane Degout in one of his greatest roles so far, Pelléas, which he has been singing around the world, Ludovic Tézier in Werther on the Paris Opera stage, Joyce Di Donato in Bach's Mass in C minor, José Cura as the Verdian Otello while John Osborn embodies Rossini's Moro di Venezia next to Cecilia Bartoli, and Inva Mula, winner of the very first edition of Operalia in 1993, singing Mimi in La Bohème.

As a founder of this competition, medici.tv also celebrates the incredible and unequalled tenor Plácido Domingo making his debut as Bajazet in Haendel's masterpiece Tamerlano.

Central picture : © Catherine Ashmore