Historic Stage

24 October, 19:00


Gioachino Rossini
Figaro's aria “Largo al factotum” from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Edward Nelson, baritone, USA

Gioachino Rossini
Narciso’s recitative and aria “Intesi: ah! Tutto intesi” from Il Turco in Italia
Valery Makarov, tenor, Russia

Gaetano Donizetti
Lucia’s aria “Regnava nel silenzio” from Lucia di Lammermoor
Emily Pogorelc, soprano, USA

Jules Massenet
Sancho Pança’s aria “Riez, allez, riez du pauvre ideologue” from Don Quichotte
Jusung Park, bass-baritone, South Korea

Gioachino Rossini
Arsace’s cavatina “Ah Quel giorno ognor rammento” from Semiramide
Keymon Murrah, countertenor, USA

Giuseppe Verdi
Corrado's aria “Tutto parea sorridere” from Il Corsaro
Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor, Peru

Vincenzo Bellini
Romeo's aria “Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio” from I Capuletti ed I Montecchi
Victoria Karkacheva, mezzo-soprano, Russia

Gaetano Donizetti
Tonio's aria “Ah mes amis” from La Fille du Régiment
Jonah Hoskins, tenor, USA

Giuseppe Verdi
Violetta’s aria “È strano, è strano” from La Traviata
Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia

Giacomo Puccini
Rodolfo's aria “Che gelida manina” from La Bohème
Bekhzod Davronov, tenor, Uzbekistan

Sergei Rachmaninov
Aleko's aria “Ves tabor spit” from Aleko
Dmitry Cheblykov, baritone, Russia


Pablo Luna
“De España vengo” from El niño judío
Ekaterina Sannikova, soprano, Russia

Amadeo Vives
“Por el humo se sabe donde está el fuego” from Doña Francisquita
Jonah Hoskins, tenor, USA

Ernesto Lecuona
“Mulata infeliz, tu vida acabó” from Maria La O
Emily Pogorelc, soprano, USA

Jose Serrano
“La roca fría del calvario” from La Dolorosa
Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor, Peru

Ruperto Chapí
“Al pensar en el dueño de mis amores” from Las hijas del Zebedeo
Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia

Pablo Sorozábal
No puede ser from “La tabernera del Puerto”
Bekhzod Davronov, tenor, Uzbekistan

Operalia’s Hymn (text and music by Plácido Domingo Jr)

Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Plácido Domingo

Operalia was founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo to discover and help launch the careers of the most promising young opera singers of today. Operalia’s goal is to attract singers between the ages of eighteen and thirty-two, of all voice types from and all over the world, to have them audition and be heard by a panel of distinguished international personalities, in the most prestigious and competitive showcase in the world.

Each year, the Competition receives hundreds of applications. A pre-selection jury listens to every recording submitted and chooses the top candidates (between 30 and 40) to participate in that year’s competition. The international jury, presided by Plácido Domingo, listens to each of the chosen participants during two days of quarterfinals. Twenty participants are then selected to continue on to the semifinals, and ten singers are chosen for the finals. The quarterfinals and semifinals are carried out in audition form, but the final round is presented in the form of a gala concert accompanied by full orchestra.

Participating or even winning a prize in this competition is only the beginning of every singer’s relationship with Operalia. Since the jury is comprised of international opera managers and casting directors, these distinguished jurors often invite and engage some of the singers to perform in productions that are being scheduled in their respective theaters.

Jury Members Operalia 2021

Sophie de Lint
Director, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jonathan Friend
Artistic Advisor, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, USA

Samuel Gelber
Director of Artistic Planning, Washington National Opera, USA
Artistic Consultant, Glimmerglass Festival, USA

Jean-Louis Grinda
General Director, Opéra de Monte Carlo, Monaco
General Director, Chorégies d’Orange, France

Peter Katona
Director of Casting, Royal Opera House, London, United Kingdom

Robert Körner
Casting Director, Wiener Staatsoper, Austria

Joan Matabosch
Artistic Director, Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain

David Lomeli
Chief Artistic Officer, Santa Fe Opera, USA
Casting Consultant, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany
Artistic Consultant, Dallas Opera, USA

Szilveszter Ókovács
General Director, Hungarian State Opera, Budapest, Hungary

Lyudmila Talikova
Opera Manager, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia

Carolin Wielpütz
Designated Director of Artistic Administration, Theater an der Wien, Austria

Evamaria Wieser
Casting Consultant & Director of the Young Singers Project, Salzburg Festival, Austria
European Casting Consultant, Lyric Opera of Chicago, USA