Congratulations to René Barbera, US tenor, Texas native, winner of three prizes at Placido Domingo’s Operalia!
- First Prize for Opera
- First Prize for Zarzuela
- Audience Prize
He is the first artist to be the sole recipient of all three awards since the competition began in 1993.
Here is his prize-winning aria from the competition. “Pour mon ame” from Donizetti’s La fille du régiment. Listen to him nail his top C’s–all nine of them. Laser sharp. Ping, bam, ring. WOW!