Sad to report that neither of the countertenors got a sniff at the top prizes. The two high guys shared a $10,000 consolation slot.
The winners are:
Rachel Willis-Sørensen (US), 30, soprano
and Mario Chang (Guatemala), 28, tenor.
Rachel has already sung major roles in big houses – Mimi in Bohème at Semperoper Dresden and Countess in The Marriage of Figaro at Covent Garden. Mario has sung the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier at the Met.
Full lineup here.