Watch: Plácido Domingo's Operalia Contest 2012 -Final Round

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 11 June 2012 | 7:06:00 pm

June 10 2012

Founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo, Operalia previous winners have included:  Joyce DiDonato, Rolando Villazon, Stéphane Degout, Inva Mula, Nina Stemme, José Cura, John Osborn, Susanna Phillips, Ludovic Tezier.

The contests goal is, according to Domingo: "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"

China NCPA Concert Hall Orchestra
Plácido Domingo conductor

OPERA repertoire:
Roman Burdenko baritone (Russia, 28)
Like Xing (China, 28)
Nadezhda Karyazina mezzo-soprano (Russia, 25)
Aldo Heo baritone (South Korea, 32)
Anthony Roth Costanzo countertenor (USA, 30)
Guanqun Yu soprano (China, 29)
Brian Jagde tenor (USA, 32)
Olesya Petrova mezzo-soprano (Russia, 29)
Amartuvshin baritone (Mongolia, 26)
Antonio Poli tenor (Italy, 26)
Janai Brugger soprano (USA, 29)
Hyojong Kim tenor (South Korea, 29)
Yunpeng Wang baritone (China, 24)
ZARZUELA repertoire:
Aldo Heo baritone (South Korea, 32)
Maria Aleida (Cuba/Spain, 29)
Amartuvshin baritone (Mongolia, 26)
Antonio Poli (Italy, 26)
Yunpeng Wang baritone (China, 24)
Janai Brugger soprano (USA, 29)