For the 2019 edition, the final round of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition presented by Rolex will take place in the Czech Republic at Prague’s National Theater. A not-to-be-missed classical music event when the newest stars of tomorrow’s lyric opera scene will be discovered, now in its 10th edition on medici.tv!
Founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo, the competition launched the careers of now-famous singers like Sonya Yoncheva, Joyce DiDonato, Ludovic Tezier, Rolando Villazón, Stéphane Degout, Inva Mula, Nina Stemme, José Cura, John Osborn, Susanna Phillips, and many more. Once more this year, medici.tv is the official partner for the event.
Operalia's goal is clear: to create a platform for today's greatest young operatic talents and to boost their professional careers. In Plácido Domingo's own words : "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."
And the 2019 Operalia winners are:
Plácido Domingo – official site
Plácido Domingo appears courtesy of Sony Classical.
Photo: Plácido Domingo
The Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Paul McCreesh, Graham Vick – Plácido Domingo (Bajazet), Jennifer Holloway (Irene), Sara Mingardo (Andronico) – Teatro Real Madrid