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Operalia: Happy 20th Birthday!


Operalia: Happy 20th Birthday! Musica


Verona. A city of history, architecture, and a world-renowned opera festival. Recently, the Italian city hosted the twentieth anniversary staging of the most prestigious opera competition in the world – Operalia.

This is a unique competition and generations of stars were first discovered at this contest. For 2013, six hundred singers sent in their demo tapes, but only twelve made it to the final, an exciting show where they performed to an international audience made up of both opera fans and professional experts. Behind this competition, a great artist's generosity. Plácido Domingo: "I'd always thought of creating a rather different opera contest; one where I knew I could follow up with the winners, not just 'here's the prize, now bye-bye' but one where I could work with them, we could give concerts together, invite them to the theatres I'm involved with… it should be for encouragement, to help with the various difficulties of this job, and act as an accelerator for their career."

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  • Venue: Teatro Filarmonico di Verona (Verona, Italy)
  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 4 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN

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