October 28, 2021 - 15:00 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian sopranoMane Galoyan has won three awards at Operalia, an international competition founded by the famed Placido Domingo to highlight some of the most promising young opera singers in the world, Director of the Aram Khachaturian House-Museum Armine Grigoryan has revealed.
Galoyan shared shared the second award with tenors Bekhzod Davronov (Uzbekistan) and Jonah Hoskins (USA). The soprano was also awarded the Pepita Embil Prize of Zarzuela and the Rolex Prize of the Audience.
Each year since 1993, a female singer has received the $10,000 prize for the quality of her performance during the zarzuela section of the competition.
Galoyan is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and holds two degrees from the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory in Armenia, where she was named the 2013 winner of the President of the Republic of Armenia Youth Prize. She is based in Berlin with her husband, conductor Roberto Kalb.
She has been acclaimed by Houston Press as “radiant as dewy Gilda in her first throes of love, heavenly as a daughter disgraced, and positively stoic as martyr… possesses a crystalline voice that cuts through any orchestral texture. She waltzed through Verdi’s dramatic coloratura without effort. She can float incandescent pianissimos then belt with Verdian thunder.”
The young artist is the winner of numerous international competitions, including First Prize in the 27th Eleanor McCollum Competition and Concert of Arias with Houston Grand Opera, Third Prize in the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, Fourth Prize in the 6th International Vocal Competition China in Ningbo, Third Prize in the 2017 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, a 2014 prize in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, and First Prize in the Bibigul Tulegenova International Singing Competition in Kazakhstan.