November 25, 2023 marked the conclusion of the 3rd Tbilisi International Voice Competition OPERA CROWN.
The competition’s jury consisted of some of the leading names and the heads of the world's top opera houses and agencies: Peter Mario Katona, Casting Director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Samuel Gelber, Head of Artistic Planning of the Washington National Opera; Robert Körner, Casting Director of the Vienna State Opera; Szilveszter Ókovócs, General Director of the Hungarian State Opera; Sarah-Jane Davies, Head of Casting of the Scottish Opera; Peter Theiler, Artistic Director of the Dresden Opera; Henning Ruhe, Artistic Director of the Gothenburg Opera; Olga Rostropovich, President of the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation; Virginio Fedeli, Producer and Manager of Atelier Musicale International Agency; and the Chairman of the Jury - Badri Maisuradze, Artistic Director of Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
The winners of the 3rd Tbilisi International Voice Competition OPERA CROWN are:
1st Prize - Elmina Hasan (Georgia-Azerbaijan)
2nd Prize - Ana Palavandishvili (Georgia)
3rd Prize - Dinmukhamed Koshkinbayev (Kazakhstan)
The winner of the competition was awarded the first prize by Tamar Tsulukidze, the Head of the Creative Process Promotion Department of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of
Georgia, the second prize was awarded by the founder and General Director of "Al-Mutfarrda,” Abdulaziz Hassan Zakri, and the third prize winner was awarded by the founder of "Gemuani,” Archil Jaliashvili.
The Artistic Director of the Theater, Badri Maisuradze, presented a prize on behalf of the Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre to Alikhan Zeinolla (Kazakhstan).
Supporters of the 2023 competition: