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Russian and Peruvian singers become laureats of Operalia competition

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Russian and Peruvian singers become laureats of Operalia competition


25.10.2021

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Peruvian Ivan Aion Rivas and Russian Victoria Karkacheva have received the main awards of the Operalia soloist competition, TASS reports. They are recognized as the best male and female voices. The cash prize amounts to $30,000. The Russian opera soloist also received the Birgit Nilsson award, which amounts to $15,000.

Bolshoi Theater soloist Bekhzod Davronov, American John Hoskins and Mane Galoyan from Armenia were awarded the second prize. They received $20,000 each.

The third prize winners were Chusun Gabriel Park from South Korea, Dmitry Cheblykov from Russia and Emily Pogorelts from the United States.

Ivan Ayon Rivas and Mane Galoyan were selected as the winners of the Audience Award. Russian Ekaterina Sannikova was awarded the CulturArte Prize by Guillermo and Bertita Martinez. 

As Russkiy Mir reported earlier, the Operalia international competition started on October 18 in Moscow. 

Every year a new location is chosen for Operalia. Last year, it took place in Prague's National Theater. Ten years ago, it was hosted by the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. This year, the competition took place on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater.

The organizing committee received 100 applications, only a third of them was selected for the competition. Opera soloists from European, Asian and other countries fought for the victory. Russia was represented by nine people. 

Placido Domingo, who has been the artistic director of Operalia for almost 30 years, believes that his main task is to find young talents. He is confident that the victory will give a new impetus to the development of their career. Traditionally, the jury includes well-known international opera managers and casting directors. 

Operalia’s goal is to attract singers aged 18-32, of ''all voice types from and all over the world.''

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