Elena Obraztsova

First international
Elena Obraztsova competition
of young opera singers

Russia, Saint-Petersburg
6 15 September 1999


The Honorary President of the Competition - Valery Gergijev,
the Director and Chief Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre,
the Chief Guest Conductor of Metropolitan Opera

The Competition is held
under the auspices of the St-Petersburg Governor Vladimir Yakovlev
The General Director of the Competition - Larissa Gergijeva
The Executive Director of the Competition - Ella Fradkina
The Competition is run
by St-Petersburg Committee for Culture, Mariinsky Theatre, Elena Obraztsova,
Cultural Centre "St-Petersburg Music-Lovers"

President - Elena Obraztsova (Russia)
Jury Members:
Fedora Barbieri (Italy), Carlo Bergonzi (Italy), Vazha Chachava (Russia), Zara Dolukhanova (Russia), Larissa Gergieva (Russia), Nicolo Ghiuzelev (Bulgaria), Mark Hildrew (Great Britain), Makvala Kasrashvili (Russia), Victoria de Los Angeles (Spain), Mati Palm (Estonia), Richard Rodzinsky (USA), Renata Scotto (Italy), John Wustman (USA).