The Fifth Young Vocalists Festival and Competition named after the People's Artist of the USSR N.A.Obukhova has successfully been held in Lipetsk city of the Russian Federation, on June 09-11, 2012.
The festival and competition named after the famed artist Nadezhda Andreyevna Obukhova is distinctive for its contestants that comprises of young talented professional vocalists and students, who studies at leading musical schools and institutions in the Russian Federation and across the globe, who are performers at the stages of the world famous opera theatres and who have been successfully participating in domestic and international level opera competitions.
The competition conducts in three stages and the first three place winners in both male and female vocalist categories were selected. In the second round of this year’s competition, a total of 28 young vocalists from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ulan-Ude, Perm and Saratov cities of the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Mongolia were left to compete for the final round, among them was Mongolian baritone Ch.Enkhtaivan and only 13 of them were selected to the finals.
In the contest, baritone of the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (SATOB) of Mongolia Ch.Enkhtaivan staged the aria of Iago, a character in Giuseppe Verdi's Othello along with the Wolfram von Eschenbach from the Tannhguser opera by Richard Wagner and Mongolian folk song “Gaikhmaaraa” or “How Wonder” and succeeded in becoming the runner up of the competition.
Winners of the Fifth Young Vocalists Festival and Competition
Baritone Grigory Chernetsov from Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Soprano Ekaterina Morozova from Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan from Moscow, Russian Federation
Tenor Mikhail Pirogov from Saratov, Russian Federation
Soprano Maria Bayankina from Moscow, Russian Federation