Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Stella Maris is the seaborne singing competition for rising young opera stars, nominated by eight of the world's top opera houses. It takes place 6-16 November 2010 on MS EUROPA, the flagship of  Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, visiting Turkey Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

Blogger Yehuda Shapiro is on board reporting for Opera Now, the world’s leading opera magazine.

The competing singers are from the young artists’ programmes run by: Royal Opera House London, Bavarian State Opera Munich, The Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Accademia Teatro alla Scala Milan, Hamburg State Opera, OpĂ©ra National de Paris, Merola Opera Program San Francisco Opera and the Zurich Opera House.

In 2009, the first Stella Maris Competition was won by Jong-Min Park, a Korean bass from the young artists’ programme at La Scala, Milan.

In 2011, Stella Maris will be staged in the course of a cruise round the British Isles.

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