Jury

Preliminary Auditions:

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

Final Round:

President: Christina Scheppelmann (Germany), General Artistic Director, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona;

Teresa Berganza (Spain), mezzo-soprano;

Simon Estes (USA), bass-baritone;

Toni Gradsack (Austria), Casting Manager, Teatro alla Scala, Milan;

Tobias Hasan (Austria), Responsible for the Artistic Department, Staatsoper im Schillertheater, Berlin;

Makvala Kasrashvili (Georgia-Russia), soprano, Assistant to the Music Director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Moscow;

Peter Mario Katona (Germany), Casting Director, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London;

Sophie de Lint (Neherlands-Switzerland), Artistic Director, Zürich Opera;

Joan Matabosch (Spain), Artistic Director, Teatro Real, Madrid

Lenore Rosenberg (USA), The Metropolitan Opera, New York; Artistic Administrator, Spoleto Festival USA;

Ilias Tzempetonidis (Greece), Casting Director, Opéra National, Paris.

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.