The greeting reads, in particular:
“From year to year your creative forum attracts an increasing number of young talented artists from around the world. The outstanding opera singer Yelena Obraztsova is responsible for its founding, but it has already become a tradition. A truly creative and democratic atmosphere have won your competition well-deserved prestige among the musical community.
It is heartening to see that an original system of competitive selection and an authoritative jury will judge the vocal skills and artistry of participants. The competition represents a good beginning for many young singers, and opens the door to the most prestigious opera stages in Russia and the world to the winners.”
The Yelena Obraztsova International Competition for Young Opera Singers will take place from August 18 to 28 in St Petersburg.