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1. 8. 2019

New Opera Management

Today, the Norwegian manager Per Boye Hansen will officially assume the post of Artistic Director of the National Theatre Opera and State Opera.

In August, Karl-Heinz Steffens, the former Music Director of the Norwegian National Opera, will take up the post of Music Director of the State Opera. Conductor Jaroslav Kyzlink continues as Music Director of the National Theatre Opera. Mrs. Bohdana Malik took the post of Administrative Director of Opera in June. We are looking forward to the cooperation and wishing the new Opera management good luck!

28. 7. 2019


For the very first time in history, Operalia, the international Opera competition founded by Plácido Domingo, has been presented in the Czech Republic.

The 27th edition of the internationally renowned competition has been hosted by the National Theatre and the Domingo-Mozart-Prague organization and took place at the historical building of the National Theatre in Prague which is one of the symbols of the country’s national identity and counts more than 130 years of independent artistic performances. The Final Concert featured 12 of the most promising voices in the opera world today, with singers from Argentina, Canada, Guatemala, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Sweden, South Africa and the United States. Their performances were accompanied by the National Theatre orchestra conducted by Plácido Domingo. The Final’s concert was followed by an award ceremony, where Plácido Domingo presented prizes in 7 categories: 

First Prize
Adriana Gonzalez, soprano, Guatemala
Xabier Anduaga, tenor, Spain 


Second Prize
Maria Kataeva, mezzo-soprano, Russia
Gihoon Kim, baritone, South Korea


Third Prize
Christina Nilsson, soprano, Sweden
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor, USA/Germany


Birgit Nilsson Prize
Felicia Moore, soprano, USA
Christina Nilsson, soprano, Sweden 


The Pepita Embil Prize of Zarzuela
Adriana Gonzalez, soprano, Guatemala


The Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer Prize of Zarzuela
Xabier Anduaga, tenor, Spain 


Rolex Prize of the Audience
Maria Kataeva, mezzo-soprano, Russia
Gihoon Kim, baritone, South Korea


CulturArte Prize
Anna Shapovalova, soprano, Russia


26. 7. 2019

Winners of Operalia 2019

Adriana Gonzalez and Xabier Anduaga are the First Prize Winners of Operalia’s 27th edition. Congratulations!!! We will be back soon with more information.

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