ABOUT Big Opera 2016

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Contest for opera singers.

The winner of the project – Ksenia Nesterenko

Show hosts: Andrejs Žagars and Sati Spivakova.

The Big Opera is an unprecedented TV competition for young singers organized by Russia-Kultura TV Channel. The Big Opera Project is the only professional TV competition for young opera singers. The main goal of the Project is to reveal the new names of talented vocalists and to help them grow in popularity. 

  • The Big Opera is a search for bright personalities.
  • The Big Opera is a way to polish artist’s skills.
  • The Big Opera is a subtle promotion of musical masterpieces.
  • The Big Opera is a huge audience and a following high demand for participants. 

The first three seasons of The Big Opera attracted great interest of the audience and became one of the most successful projects of the Russia-Kultura TV Channel. It is not a surprise, as the Project effectively combines the elements of a show and an academic concert, it both entertains and cultivates a taste for good music. Together with Russian participants, singers from Germany, Austria, Mongolia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan were involved in the project showing the best achievements of their opera schools and traditions.

PROJECT WINNERS

2014 – Saltanat Akhmetova (the Republic of Kazakhstan)
2013 – Vladimir Magomadov (Russia)
2011 – Veronika Dzhioeva (Russia)

From one year to another The Big Opera Jury has been represented by prominent opera stage professionals: world opera stars Elena Obraztsova, Tamara Sinyavskaya, Maria Gulegina, Ildar Abdrazakov, Paata Burchuladze, Sergei Leiferkus; opera administrator Ioan Holender who was the director of the Vienna State Opera for over 20 years; Dmitry Bertman, an opera production director; Makvala Kasrashvili, singer, the Bolshoi Theatre soloist; Galina Kalinina, singer, the Bolshoi Theatre soloist; Dmitry Vdovin, Head of the Bolshoi Theatre Youth Program. The best Russian symphony orchestras accompanied project participants from one year to another: Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the "Novaya Rossiya" State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev, Feliks Korobov, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Fabio Mastrangelo, Peter Feranec.

THE BIG OPERA 2016

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Organizing Committee
e-mail address: big-opera@tv-culture.ru
phone nr: +7 (495) 633 - 53 - 99