Canada and Russia sweep Domingo’s Operalia

Canada and Russia sweep Domingo’s Operalia


norman lebrecht

September 03, 2018

Results of the 2018 contest:

1st prize: Emily D’Angelo (Canada, mezzo) and Pavel Petrov (Belarus, tenor)

2nd: Samantha Hankey (US, mezzo) and Migran Agadzhanyan (Russia, tenor)

3rd: Rihab Chaieb (Canada, mezzo) and Arseny Yakovlev (Russia, tenor).

This must be the first contest in the past year that Samantha Hankey hasn’t won.

D’Angelo is a Met National Council winner.


  • MWnyc says:

    D’Angelo also won the audience prize and the zarzuela prize.

    • YS says:

      And she got a price last year in the Bertelsmann NEUE STIMMEN contest and one in Canada months ago.

      I find her voice rough in timbre and she wants to be as perfect as a roboter, which is not emotional at all.

      But this seems to impress any jury…

      Sorry for critisizing, but to the contrary the swedish Soprano Cristina Nilsson has a really touching way to sing and has technique and a voloptuous voice …