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Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne, Great Britain

Glyndebourne Opera Cup

Welcome to Glyndebourne: a beautiful country manor in the south of England where opera is king. In this place where time stands still, there's nothing better than to sip at champagne and enjoy a picnic at the side of the lake, but don't forget your evening gowns and tuxedos! A bucolic musical gathering point since the festival's founding in 1934!

○ ABOUT

Don't miss the semi-finals and finals of the first-ever Glyndebourne Opera Cup, a new international opera competition taking place March 22-24, 2018. Created by the prestigious Glyndebourne opera house, the 2018 competition honors Mozart, with each singer performing some of his most famous arias! First prize winners will receive £15,000 and be guaranteed a role within five years at one of the world's top opera houses. In the final round, the 10 finalists will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

○ THE HOSTS

The competition is hosted by the soprano Danielle de Niese and the comedian Chris Addison.

○ THE PRIZEWINNERS

  • 1st Prize: Samantha Hankey (mezzo-soprano, 25, USA)
  • 2nd Prize: Jacquelyn Stucker (soprano, 28, USA)
  • 3rd Prize: Elbenita Kajtazi (soprano, 26, Kosovo)
  • The Ginette Theano Prize for most promising talent: Emily Pogorelc (soprano, 21, USA)
  • Media Prize: Samantha Hankey (mezzo-soprano, 25, USA)
  • Audience Prize: Elbenita Kajtazi (soprano, 26, Kosovo)

○ THE VIDEOS

Gemma Summerfield
Artist

Gemma Summerfield

Francesca Chiejina
soprano

Francesca Chiejina

USA
Jorge Espino
baritone

Jorge Espino

Mexico
Adriana Gonzalez
soprano

Adriana Gonzalez

Guatemala
Samantha Hankey
mezzo-soprano

Samantha Hankey

USA
Elbenita Kajtazi
soprano

Elbenita Kajtazi

Kosovo
Dmytro Kalmuchyn
baritone

Dmytro Kalmuchyn

Ukraine
Aurora Marthens
soprano

Aurora Marthens

Finland
Mirjam Mesak
soprano

Mirjam Mesak

Estonia
Jake Muffett
baritone

Jake Muffett

Great Britain
Gemma Ní Bhriain
mezzo-soprano

Gemma Ní Bhriain

Ireland
Alexandra Nowakowski
soprano

Alexandra Nowakowski

USA-Poland
Eléonore Pancrazi
mezzo-soprano

Eléonore Pancrazi

France
Emily Pogorelc
soprano

Emily Pogorelc

USA
Cody Quattlebaum
bass-baritone

Cody Quattlebaum

USA
Anita Rosati
soprano

Anita Rosati

Austria
Carl Rumstadt
baritone

Carl Rumstadt

Germany
Jacquelyn Stucker
soprano

Jacquelyn Stucker

USA
Jack Swanson
tenor

Jack Swanson

USA
Charles Sy
Artist

Charles Sy

Canada
Hubert Zapiór
baritone

Hubert Zapiór

Poland