The International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti is named after the Italian composer, who turned Innsbruck into a centre for the Italian opera north of the Alps in the mid-17th century. The competition was founded by Alessandro De Marchi in 2010. Meanwhile it became one of the most important singing competitions for Baroque opera worldwide.
Prizes include engagments at major opera houses, as well as prize money for the winners.
You can find the arias of the 2017 finalists on our Youtube channel.