The XXV International Singing Contest of Italian Opera Competizione dell'Opera to be held at the Bolshoi Theatre


The Competizione dell` Opera celebrates its 25th anniversary. After successful years with Linz, Moscow and Sochi as final destination, the competition will enter again into cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow. The final week will take place from January 31, – February 06, 2022 in Moscow. The competition closes with its highlight the great final gala at February 06, 2022 at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow.


I Round
2, 3 February
Bolshoi Theatre, Beethoven Hall

II Round
4 February
Bolshoi Theatre, Beethoven Hall

Final. Gala
6 February
Bolshoi Theatre, New Stage


Tugan Sokhiev – Bolshoi Theatre of Russia – Chief Conductor - Music Director

Farhad Badalbeyli – Baku Academy of Music – Rector

Tamas Bator – Müpa Budapest – Chief Artistic Advisor
Virginio Fedeli – Atelier Musicale international – President, Lyric Advisor, International Singers Manager

Rico Förster – Agency Rico Förster – Dresden – Director

Prof. Hans-Joachim Frey – “Sirius” – Foundation "Talent and Success" – Artistic Director

Guenther Groissboeck – Opera Singer

Alexander Gussev – Opera Manager
Prof. Ariane Hollaender-Calix – HOLLAENDER-CALIX International Artists Agency – Owner and CEO
Emmanuel Hondré – Opéra de Bordeaux – General Director

Kalle Kanttila – International Opera Artists (IOA) Management – Director & Artist Manager

Plamen Kartaloff – Sofia National Opera and Ballet – Director

Makvala Kasrashvili – Bolshoi Theatre of Russia – Opera Singer, Assistant to the Chief Conductor - Music Director

Konstanze Köhnemann – Artist Management Agency Baden Baden CANTO+ – Founder

Anton Lubchenko – Conductor

Jose Antonio Mendez Padron – Orquesta del Lyceum de La Habana – Conductor/ Intendant

Marina Meshcheriakova – Opera Singer

Guy Montavon – Theater Erfurt – General Director

KS Kurt Rydl – Opera Singer

Daniel Serafin – Opera Festival in St. Margarethen (Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen) – Artistic Director

Dmitry Sibirtsev – Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir under the direction of V. N. Minin – Director

Dr. Alard von Rohr – A-Pro Just Classics! GmBH – Managing Director

Bettina Volksdorf – MDR Kultur – Redactor of the Music Theater Division