Both countertenors get through to Operalia final

Both countertenors get through to Operalia final


norman lebrecht

August 29, 2014

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.


  • 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.

  • James says:

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