The Onegin National Opera Awards were created to popularize Russian opera, to define guidelines for excellence in the development of modern Russian operatic theatre, and to spotlight the leading performers of our times.

This is the first professional opera award in Russia. It's a great idea and a significant event for St. Petersburg.

I would like to wish this ceremony continuous high quality because, in my opinion, the fates of young opera singers rely on it. I am grateful to those who are responsible for the realization of this noble, much needed and timely idea and I wish them a successful and prosperous development in the future.

Vladimir Atlantov

People's Artist of the USSR, recipient of the 1st National Opera Onegin Award

Onegin Award Nominees 2019

The expert council determined the nominees for the award.