On the Competition finale and concert with the Orchestra of Opera that took place on July 2, 2016 in the grand auditorium of Croatian National Theater in Rijeka (Opera House) our Internationa jury decided to on the awards.
Winner – Elvira Hasanagić, soprano (Germany)
2nd award – Mojca Bitenc, soprano (Slovenia)
3rd award – Piotr Buszewski, tenor (Poland)
Audience Award – Mojca Bitenc (Slovenia)
Vlatka Oršanić (Competition Director) and Marin Blažević (Rijeka Opera Company Director) decided on the special Rijeka Opera Award. The Rijeka Opera Award includes an engagement in opera production or concert in the seasons following the Competition (2016/17 or 2017/18).
Special Opera Rijeka Award – Bang Shin Je (South Korea) and Elvira Hasanagić (Germany)