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Participants 2017

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241 singers from 49 countries applied to take part in this year's Competition. 40 singers from 21 countries have been invited to the preliminary rounds in Oslo.

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2017 participants are: 

Name Voice Country Born
Kate Howden Mezzo-soprano 
Australia 1989
Lauren Fagan Soprano Australia 1987
Kang Wang Tenor
Australia 1988
Alexander Roslavets Bass Belarus 1986
Pavel Petrov Tenor Belarus 1991
Emma Char Mezzo-soprano Canada 1986
Julia Dawson Mezzo-soprano Canada 1988
Yang Luo Tenor China 1989
Tamara Ivanis Soprano Croatia 1994
Valentina Stadler Mezzo-soprano Germany 1988
Gloria Rehm Soprano Germany 1985
Anna Maria Sarra Soprano Italy 1988
Giovanni Sebastiano Sala  Tenor Italy 1992
Rassul Zharmagambetov Baritone Kazakhstan 1991
Galeano Salas Tenor Mexico 1988
Christian Valle Bass-baritone Norway 1992
Lilly Jørstad Mezzo-soprano Norway 1986
Lucyna Jarzabek Soprano Poland 1988
Marta Swiderska Mezzo-soprano Poland 1986
Aleksandra Olczyk Soprano Poland 1990
Anais Mejias Soprano Puerto Rico 1990
Alexandra Yangel Mezzo-soprano Russia 1992
Dilyara Idrisova Soprano Russia 1989
Evgeniia Asanova Mezzo-soprano Russia 1994
Sava Vemic Bass Serbia 1987
Slavka Zamecnikova Soprano Slovakia 1991
Siyabonga Maqungo Tenor South Africa 1989
Hojong Song Tenor South Korea 1987
Eunhye Choi Soprano South Korea
1989
JeongMeen Ahn Baritone South Korea
1991
Seungju Bahg Tenor South Korea
1990
Ildo Song Bass South Korea
1989
Dongho Kim Bass South Korea
1987
Milan Siljanov Bass-baritone Switzerland
1987
Oleksandr Kyreiev Baritone Ukraine 1988
Andrii Kymach Baritone Ukraine 1988
Ruslana Koval Soprano Ukraine 1990
David Shipley Bass United Kingdom 1987
Jennifer Davis Soprano United Kingdom 1986
Heather Engebretson Soprano USA 1990

 
13 av these participants have been nominated by the Competition's collaborating opera academies. These are: 

Bayerische Staatsoper Opera Studio

The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Young Artists Opera Program

Opernhaus Zurich International Opera Studio

Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artist Programme

The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program

Teatro alla Scala Academy of Lyric Opera

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