“She’s great, she’s an element, she can make it to the semifinals and finals, she’s a real artist, you can be proud of her.”
Opera News: Twenty-Two Singers Reach Semi-Finals Round of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in Prague
Women competing in the semi-finals this year include: Lada Bočková, soprano, Czech Republic, 27; Adriana Gonzalez, soprano, Guatemala, 27; Maria Kataeva, mezzo-soprano, Russia, 32; Héloïse Mas, mezzo-soprano, France, 31; Felicia Moore, soprano, USA, 31; Maria Nazarova, soprano, Russia, 30; Christina Nilsson, soprano, Sweden, 29; Liv Redpath, soprano, USA, 27; Anna Shapovalova, soprano, Russia, 31; and Carolyn Sproule, mezzo-soprano, Canada, 31.
“My first teacher was a former opera diva. I was enchanted by the magical world she represented. She lit the flame of passion for opera in me.”