Thursday, January 27, 2011

Which Rich Opera Singer Will Win $1 Million?

Diva on Divan (Photo: Hamish Brown/Evening Standard)
This Sunday, Angela Gheorghiu is the favorite to win the next Birgit Nilsson Prize valued at $1 million. The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements by (a) a singer in the field of opera or concert or oratorio (b) a conductor in the classical field of opera or concert or (c) a specific production by an opera company, as long as this production is outstandingly cast and conducted and, most importantly, staged in the spirit of the composer. According to sports betting platform bwin.com, other nominees include Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme, Renée Fleming, Rolando Villázon, Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila. Also on the list is James Levine with 18-1 odds. [SourceThe full betting list is after the jump. For more information about the Birgit Nilsson Prize, go here.


The Birgit Nilsson Prize - Candidates and odds


Angela Gheorghiu4.00
Anna Netrebko
7.00
The Stockholm Royal Court Orchestra
11.00
Jonas Kaufmann
11.00
Nina Stemme
11.00
Rene Fleming
11.00
Rolando Villazon
13.00
Thomas Hampson
15.00
Karita Mattila
17.00
James Levine
18.00
Maria Fontosh
21.00
Marcello Giordani
21.00
Malena Ernman
23.00
Bryn Terfel
23.00
Maria Guleghina
23.00
Diana Damrau
23.00
Ramon Vargas
26.00
Natalie Dessay
26.00
Johan Botha
34.00
Olga Borodina
34.00
Erika Sunnegardh
34.00
The Cape Town Opera House
34.00
Jose Carreras
41.00
Badri Maisuradze
50.00
Kelly Kaduce
50.00
Kiri Te Kanawa
51.00
Peter Mattei
51.00
Anne Sofie von Otter
51.00
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