ABOUT THE PROJECT The Big Opera 2017




is launched on the Russia-Kultura TV Channel

The Russia-Kultura TV Channel launches the 5th Season of The Big Opera 2017. This unprecedented project has become a unique opportunity for young Opera performers. The Big Opera gives them a chance to present their talents to professionals, to acquire popularity and to attract attention of the multimillion television audience. The Big Opera is a TV quest for future stars of the Opera Art. Veronica Dzhioeva, Vladimir Magomadov, Saltanat Akhmetova, Ksenia Nesterenko are the names of contestants of the Big Opera from Russia and abroad who have revealed their talent and taken a merited position on the theatre and festival venues. 


The first season of The Big Opera project held in autumn 2011 sparked great interest among viewers and became one of the top priorities of the Russia-Kultura TV Channel. It is the unique professional TV contest of young singers which combines successfully the features of the Academic Opera Art and an entertaining TV show, beautiful voices of performers and professional comment of the International Jury. It is a great personal experience for young singers who consider remarks as master classes of Opera luminaries. 


The previous seasons of The Big Opera International Jury were comprised of the most brilliant masters of the Opera such as Elena Obraztsova, Tamara Sinyavskaya, Maria Guleghina, Ildar Abdrazakov, Paata Burchuladze, Dmitry Bertman, a former Director of the Vienna State Opera Ion Holender, a tenor and professor of Voice and Opera Axel Everaert. The renowned professionals will be invited to The International Jury of The Big Opera 2017 too.


The Big Opera 2017 invites young singers and trainees of musical theaters, students and graduates of the Higher Musical Educational Schools. The applications will be accepted until September 3, 2017.

Applicants will submit their video recordings for pre-selection.

Read more about the rules for submission of applications for participation

The shooting of the Contest programs will be realized in 4 blocks during September - November. The organizers will provide non-resident contestants with tickets and accommodation in Moscow.

The winner of the Big Opera project will be found not only by highly professional Jury but also as a result of the viewers SMS voting. The International Jury will announce a winner in the final 10th program.



Please visit our website for more information on The Big Opera 2017 Contest http://tvkultura.ru/brand/show/brand_id/61896/

E-mail: big-opera@tv-culture.ru

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