American tenor wins Operalia 2011

René Barbera, 2011 Operalia winner

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!

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  1. I watched his performance (both for the opera and zarzuela awards) on medici.tv and was stunned. Gorgeous! He truly deserved every honor he received.