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Intl. Wagner Competition

The world watched as an elite group of up-and-coming vocalists performed selections from the Wagner canon while accompanied by a full orchestra. The finalists competed for two $15,000 cash prizes. Special awards also were given for the Audience and Orchestra favorites.

International Wagner Competition Winners

International Wagner Competition Winners
Elza van den Heever
Michael Weinius

Audience Choice Award
Elza van den Heever

Orchestra Choice Award
Nadine Weissmann

The 2008 International Wagner Competition is sponsored by the Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences.


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The audience cheered these highlights from Seattle Opera's second International Wagner Competition in 2008.


International Wagner Competition Program

The 2nd International Wagner Competition featured works from eight of Richard Wagner’s works.

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