EXCITEMENT ESCALATES AS FINALS DRAW NEARER TICKETS FOR SEMI FINALS & FINALS ON SALE NOW
Countdown begins for the 8th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition final series. The final series will run from September 7th, Monday untill the 11th, Friday. The semi-final on 9 September Wednesday, 11:00 and the great final on 11 September Friday, 20:00, both at the Sureyya Opera House, will be open to public. The tickets for the final, where the audience will vote to choose the winner of the Leyla Gencer Audience Award, are on sale at Biletix and the IKSV box office. Also, those who would like to join the excitement of the final series and decide on their favourite singers can get tickets for the semi final. »»
JURY TO BE PRESIDED BY THE RENOWNED ITALIAN SOPRANO LUCIANA SERRA
The 8th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition is honoured to have Luciana Serra to preside its jury. Performing in all the major opera houses throughout Italy in the 80s, Luciana Serra subsequently launched on a truly international career that has spanned the worlds most prestigious opera houses from the Metropolitan to Covent Garden and the leading concert stages from the Salzburg Festival to the Berliner Philharmonie.
Her performances of over 40 operas and her numerous recordings have all contributed in raising interest and affection in the audiences for the coloratura repertoire and for both Rossinis and Donizettis works. Maestra Serra currently gives masterclasses around the world, as well as teaching vocal technique at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala.
Count-down for the 8th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition
SHINING STARS OF THE OPERA WORLD
The winner of the 7th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition in 2012, the 21 year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said has already made a name for herself, performing most recently in the Human Rights Day Concert held for the first time at the United Nations in Geneva. After winning the 6th Leyla Gencer Voice Competition, South African soprano Pretty Yende went on to collect all the major awards at the Operalia and launched on a dazzling career that spans the major opera houses from the Metropolitan to La Scala. The Leyla Gencer Voice Competition's previous winners such as the Georgian sopranos Nino Machaidze and Anita Rachvelishvili, Argentinean tenor...»»