About Big Opera – 2019

The evening premiere of the sixth season of the Big Opera project is on the November 2nd on the Russia K TV channel.

This year there were more applications than ever for participation in the television competition of young opera singers. They came from various regions of Russia and many countries of the world. On the October 7th, a casting of the project took place in the Moscow at the Helikon-Opera Theater. According to the results, 10 of the brightest, most prepared for the competition marathon participants were selected. They are:

Evgenia Babich

Inna Demenkova

Sergey Kuzmin

Stanislav Lee

Valery Makarov

Anna Shapovalova

Alexandra Schmid

Mikhail Shirochenko

Anastasia Taratorkina

Boris Zhukov

YOU CAN SEE THE PERFORMANCES OF THE PARTICIPANTS HERE ->>>

MUSIC PROGRAM OF THE AUDITION

During the Big Opera audition, applicants, who have been selecting by video recordings, performed two arias of their own choice: from Russian opera and Western European opera, in the language of the original.

HOSTS

Aida Garifullina, operatic soprano, ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera, Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan

Nikolay Tsiskaridze, ballet dancer, Rector of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, People's Artist of Russia.

JUDGES

Ekaterina Semenchuk, mezzo-soprano, a star of the opera world.

Dmitry Bertman, founder and artistic director of Helikon Opera, Moscow

Axel Everaert, Vocal Coach (Belgium) is currently professor of Voice and Opera at the Conservatoire in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and

Nelly Miricioiu, soprano (Romania-United Kingdom)

Giancarlo Del Monaco, stage director, the son of the legendary tenor Mario Del Monaco.

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS

During the broadcast process of the Main Competition, the Organizing Committee takes over the responsibility to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for non-resident participants.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

The Organizing Committee reserves the rights to use all photos, videos and text information materials sent by participants and provide them to media representatives upon request.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organizing Committee Telephone: +7 (963) 605-08-15