Rassul Zharmagambetov Baritone, Kazakhstan «I want to become a great opera singer and represent my country on world stages» What inspired you to become a singer? My main source of inspiration is my family and my beloved, who always support me. What’s your dream role and why? I want to become a great opera singer and represent my country on world stages. Who is your favourite singer and why? My favorite opera singer is Dmitri Hvorostovsky. I believe that he is a very strong and hardworking person. Everything he has achieved is through his hard work. What do you hope to achieve by participating in The Queen Sonja International Music Competition? First of all, I want to become a winner of the contest. And of course, I want to showcase my talent and have it evaluated fairly, which I do not doubt will be the case.