Several participants of the 2nd International Vocal Competition Jose Carreras Grand Prix received a special prize from the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre. It is a contract to perform on the Krasnoyarsk stage during 2021 and 2022.
According to the results of the competition, five artists were granted such a certificate.
Among them are the following laureates: The 2nd award among mezzo-sopranos - the graduate of the Popov Academy of Choral Art Daria Khozieva, the 3rd award among sopranos - the participant of the Youth Opera programme of the Danish National Opera and Ballet Theatre Inna Demenkova, the 2nd award among bass voices - the soloist of the opera studio at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory Sergei Sevastianov. Besides, the trainee soloist of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, mezzo-soprano Anna Zagorodnyaya and soloist of the Pokrovsky Chamber Opera Stage of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia Valery Makarov received a special prize from the Krasnoyarsk Opera House.
It’s worth reminding that the soloist of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, Honoured Artist of Buryatia Mikhail Pirogov sang at the opening concert of the competition that took place in the Zaryadye Concert Hall. And this is no coincidence: the singer successfully performed at the first competition in 2018.
Mikhail Pirogov won a Diploma, and the jury awarded him the Special Prize, which is the participation in the performance of the Moscow Helikon-Opera musical theatre managed by Dmitri Bertman, as well as special awards The Best Performance of an Aria from an Opera of Giuseppe Verdi and For the Best Performance of an Aria from the Repertoire of José Carreras. The second award was given to Mikhail personally by José Carreras, who said that this prize is equal to the Grand Prix.