The tenth contest of young Opera singers from 18 to 25 August for the first time to be held without its founder, an outstanding Russian singer Elena Obraztsova. It will be held in St. Petersburg, in the Great hall of the Philharmonic. D. Shostakovich.
Applications for participation in the Opera competition filed 258 singers from 19 countries, said Last news in the Fund Model.
"for the first time in our competition involved such number of singers from 19 countries, said Last news Director of the Foundation Elena Obraztsova Natalia Ignatenko.- Coming young singers from Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Poland, Austria, the UK, Israel, China, USA and other countries. The first time we will not have the head of the jury, which also represents an international team of twelve ".
the international jury of world Opera stars and major figures in musical theatre. Among them, Florence Cossotto (Italy), Eva Marton (Hungary), Richard boning (Australia), Richard Radzinsky (USA), Robert Experi (France), Miguel Lerin (Spain), Seung Bin Kim (South Korea), Ioan Holender (Austria). The Russian Federation in the jury will be represented by Tamara Sinyavskaya, Makvala Kasrashvili and Larisa Gergieva.
"X is a competition dedicated to the memory of Elena Obraztsova and for the first time will take place without her. But no matter what She will be with us, said Ignatenko.- Opening of the competition will be welcomed with a huge screen itself Elena. It also will finish 1st, the feast day of the execution of one of his favorite arias. Smiling beautiful young Model, whose picture is posted on the two-meter banner in the center of the stage, will illuminate our competition and inspire young singers ".
According to Ignatenko, within the first day of the opening gala concert of the winners of the competition Model in different years. In the Great hall of the Philharmonic will the winners of the Grand Prix Ildar Abdrazakov, Julia Lezhneva, winners Alexey Markov, Olga Pudova, Anna Viktorova and others. Special guest - Vasily Ladyuk.
in the first round the contestants will sing two arias from the operas, in the 2nd two vocal chamber works by Russian and foreign composers. August 25 will be held the third round, the closing Ceremony and awarding of winners.
The prize Fund Model exceeds 2 million rubles. Grand Prix - 700 thousand, the first prize is five hundred thousand, the second - 350 and the third is 250 thousand.
for the first time in the competition Model on the official channel of the Elena Obraztsova Foundation in YouTube, on the official websites of the Foundation and the Cultural center Model, and similarly in social networks will be broadcasted online through the stages of vocal contest.