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;

Viorica Cortez (Romania), Mezzosoprano;

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

Annette Weber (Alemanya) Casting Director, Hamburg State Opera;

Makvala Kasrashbili (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;

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

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

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

Dolora Zajick (USA), mezzosoprano;

Diane Zola (USA) Assistant General Manager Artistic, Metropolitan Opera.



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 will be declared as such, publicly.

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