12 compete tonight in Placido Domingo’s Operaliamain
The finalists, in Mexico City, are:
Sopranos Marina Costa-Jackson (USA/Italy), Elsa Dreisig (France), Aviva Fortunata (Canada, pictured)…
plus Olga Kulchynska (Ukraine) and Elena Stikhina (Russia); mezzo J’nai Bridges (USA);
Tenors Keonwoo Kim (South Korea), Rame Lahaj (Kosovo), Sehoon Moon (South Korea), Brenton Ryan (USA) and Volkov Bogdan (Russia); Bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee (USA, pictured), recent winner of the Belvedere contest.