Latvian tenor wins Jussi Björling prize

Latvian tenor wins Jussi Björling prize


norman lebrecht

May 19, 2014

His name is Aleksandrs Antonenko and the scholarship is worth $15,000.

aleksandrs antonenko

He has already sung in good company (see below). That’s some voice.


  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    He’s THE Otello at the moment, apparently. He was slated to sing it in Santiago this summer, but…

    • Hugh Canning says:

      He sang Otello for the first time under Muti in Salzburg four years ago, at Covent Garden two years ago under Pappano and is slated to do the new production at the Met the season after next.

      • sdReader says:

        Six years ago, in both Salzburg and Rome, and three years ago (unstaged) in Chicago and New York, all with RM.

  • Markku Villikka says:

    The prize amount is 100,000 SEK which is about 15,000 USD.