For Elīna Garanča, appearing on stage with both up-and-coming and established young singers is already a tradition. On the one hand, she always brings the winner of her young talent initiative "ZukunftsStimmen" (Voices of the Future) on stage at her concert "Klassik unter Sternen" (Classics under the Stars), and on the other hand, she always sings with two international "Friends. This year she has chosen the youngest star in the opera sky, tenor Jonathan Tetelman and soprano Marina Monzó. Both have recently made a name for themselves, Tetelman most recently as Cavaradossi in "Tosca" at the Theater an der Wien, Marina Monzó as Donna Anna in "Don Giovanni" at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff and as Contessa di Folleville in "Il Viaggio a Reims" at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
On April 11, the final audition of the 15 most promising young talents for ZukunftsStimmen 2022 took place at Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna's Herrengasse. This year's winner is the 24-year-old mezzo-soprano Marie-Sophie Janke. She will perform together with Elīna Garanča in front of a large audience on the impressive stage in Göttweig as part of Klassik unter Sternen. This is certainly the highlight so far of a career that is still so young.
It is already a tradition that opera star Elīna Garanča relies on the Vienna Volksoper Symphony Orchestra as her sounding body and on Barbara Rett as her moderator.