MOSCOW — In October, Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan won the second prize at the Operalia 2021 world opera competition. Galoyan shared the second award with tenors Bekhzod Davronov (Uzbekistan) and Jonah Hoskins (US).
Russian mezzo-soprano Victoria Karkacheva and tenor Ivan Ayon-Rivas of Peru were the winners of this year’s competition.
Operalia was founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo to discover and help launch the careers of the most promising young opera singers.
Operalia’s goal is to attract singers between the ages of 18 and 32, of all voice types from and all over the world, to have them audition and be heard by a panel of distinguished international personalities, in the most prestigious and competitive showcase in the world.
Galoyan also received the Pepita Embil Prize of Zarzuela and the Rolex Prize of the Audience.
Galoyan is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and holds two degrees from the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory in Armenia, where she was named the 2013 winner of the President of the Republic of Armenia Youth Prize. She is based in Berlin with her husband, conductor Roberto Kalb.