Prize winners of this year’s competition have been announced, held in Beijing. They include American counter-tenor , American soprano and Mongolian baritone .
The annual competition, founded by Plácido Domingo, aims to find the finest young opera singers and is decided by a panel of 10 judges. Previous award winners include Rolando Villazón, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, Nina Stemme and Ailyn Pérez.
A number of artists who have had their careers launched by the competition will perform at the Royal Opera House at a . Plácido Domingo himself will also sing at the event as well as singing four dates of next April.Next year’s competition will take place in Verona, Italy.