Jury

Preliminary Auditions:
The Jury will be selected by the Artistic Direction of each theatre where the auditions are held.

Final Round:
President:  Joan Matabosch (Spain), Artistic Director, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona;
Tobias Hasan (Austria), Casting Director, Hamburgische Staatsoper;
Boris B. Ignatov (Russia), Casting Manager, Teatro Real, Madrid;
Siegfried Jerusalem (Germany), tenor;
Peter Mario Katona (Germany), Casting Director, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London;
Elisabeth Pezzino (France), Program Director,  Opéra National de Paris;
Juan Pons (Spain), baritone;
Lenore Rosenberg (USA), Metropolitan Opera House, New York; Artistic Administrator, Spoleto Festival USA;
Birgitta Svendén (Sweden), General and Artistic Director, Royal Opera Stockholm, Sweden ;
Gabriella Tucci (Italy), soprano;
Ilias Tzempetonidis (Greece), Casting Manager, Teatro alla Scala, Milan.

A member of the Jury who is, or has been, a teacher of one of the contestants will not be permitted to vote for that contestant.The Jury will designate the winners of all the prizes: Official, Extraordinary and Special.When a decision by the Jury is reached unanimously, it wilI be declared as such, publicly.

The Jury reserves the right to withhold the awards if entrants faiI to reach the required standards.The decisions of the Jury will be final.