Plácido Domingo's Operalia 2023: Final Round

The World Opera Competition's 30th anniversary edition — Live from the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town

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Semyon Antakov — Baritone

Caitlin Gotimer — Soprano

Navasard Hakobyan — Baritone

Eugénie Joneau — Mezzo-soprano

Taehan Kim — Baritone

Omer Kobiljak — Tenor

Stephano Park — Bass

Julie Roset — Soprano

Luke Sutliff — Baritone

Elena Villalón — Soprano

Nombulelo Yende — Soprano

Siphokazi Molteno — Mezzo-soprano

Program notes

This year marks the 30th anniversary edition of Plácido Domingo's Operalia, the World Opera Competition, and medici.tv is proud to broadcast the thrilling final round! Founded in 1993, this international competition has helped launch dozens of internationally successful careers—like those of Joyce DiDonato, Sonya Yoncheva, Ludovic Tézier, Rolando Villazón, Stéphane Degout, Inva Mula, Nina Stemme, José Cura, Elsa Dreisig, John Osborn, Susanna Phillips, and many more. Join us and meet the next generation of opera stars at this special anniversary event, streamed live from the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa!

Operalia's mission statement is clear: to spotlight young talents and afford them the exposure and professional opportunities that will help them reach their full potential. "Talent alone is not enough," says Domingo; "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."

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