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Both countertenors get through to Operalia final

August 29, 2014 by norman lebrecht

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Two high guys made the final cut.

Here’s the full list for tomorrow’s final, conducted by Placido Domingo:

john holiday countertenor

 

 

Mario Chang (tenor, Guatemala, 24)
Anaïs Constans (soprano, France, 26)
Carol Garcia (mezzo-soprano, Spain 30)
Joshua Guerrero (tenor, USA/Mexico, 31)
John Holiday (countertenor, USA, 29)
Alisa Kolosova (mezzo-soprano, Russia, 27)
Abdellah Lasri (tenor, Morocco, 32)
Yi Li (tenor, China, 30)
Andrey Nemzer (countertenor, Russia, 31)
Christina Poulitsi (soprano, Greece, 31)
Mariangela Sicilia (soprano, Italy, 28)
Rachel Willis-Sørenson (soprano, USA, 30)
Amanda Woodbury (soprano, USA, 26)

And here’s video of Placido coaching countertenor John Holiday, already a winner in Dallas.


Comments (2)

  1. Neil McGowan says:

    Two high guys made the final cut

    Very droll, Mr Lebrecht ;)

    I’ve heard Nemzer in Russia – he originally trained as a tenor, and sang a number of opera roles in Moscow.

  2. James says:

    John Holiday has a remarkable voice. Listen out for him.


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