Thursday, July 14, 2011

Placido Domingo in Moscow to Operalia vocal contest

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo will next week in Moscow on Operalia international competition, which included 40 vocalists, said the organizer of the event. "The talks in Moscow to celebrate Operalia lasted four years (...), there were many countries that wanted to host the competition," said Elena Oporkova Center director Galina Vishnevskaya Opera of Moscow, the official news agency Itar-Tass.

He added, "the teacher could not quite decide Sunday due to his busy schedule, but always said he wanted to bring the contest to Russia", a country with a great operatic tradition that every year brings Operalia contestants. Among the 40 contestants include Spanish and Chilean Isaak Galán Juan Pablo Dupré, two baritones, bass Fernando Javier Rado Argentine and Brazilian soprano Nardoto Lyz.

Twenty contestants will qualify for the semifinals and ten for the final, which will be taken into account, as Sunday, not only the best voices, but also "the character, personality and interpretative strength." The competition, which begins on 18 and ends on July 24, will be among the jurors with the director of "casting" of Covent Garden, Peter Katona, and former director of the Vienna State Opera, Ioan Holender, among others.

Among the awards highlights one bearing the name of the parents of Dominic to interpret more an operetta and one they better sing a Wagner aria. In its 18 year history, the contest has been held in places like Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Valencia and Puerto Rico. Opera stars Rolando Villazon as the Mexican and Russian Anna Netrebko competed in the competition founded in 1993 by legendary Spanish tenor to discover new talent and encourage the development of opera in the world.

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