The winners of the Fifth Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition in San Marino have been announced. The competition was divided into two parts: ancient baroque repertoire (performed by competitors from 20 to 22 September) and opera from Mozart to the twentieth century (24–28 September).
First prize was awarded to mezzo soprano Eve-Maud Hubeaux. The Swiss-French singer performed Rossini’s ‘Cruda sorte, amor tiranno’ from L’Italiana in Algeri with the Orchestra Sinfonica di San Marino. Hubeaux was awarded with the opportunity to perform at the Opéra de Lyon and €10,000.
South Korean baritone Kyu Bong Lee took second prize, for which the 30-year-old was presented with €6,000. Third prize was presented to 26-year-old soprano Marina Nachkebiya from Georgia, who was awarded €4,000. Both Hubeaux and Bong Lee were also presented with prizes for youngest female and male competitors respectively.
A new aspect to the competition for 2013, introduced by artistic director Angelo Nicastro, was a prize for the antique baroque section, awarded this year to 25-year-old Italian countertenor Carlo Vistoli.