The Jury of the 17th Festival (April 2019)

  • Mr. Nicholas PAYNE, Director of “Opera Europa” (Brussels / London)
  • Mr. Pierangelo CONTE, Artistic Coordinator of Opera di Firenze Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Italy)
  • Mr. Jochen BREIHOLZ, Director of Artistic Administration and Casting, Theater an der Wien (Austria)
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO, Milan (Italy)
  • Mr. Murat KARAHAN, General Director of Turkey’s State Theaters and the State Opera and Ballet (Turkey)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, “Dankart” Artist Agency, (Italy)
  • Ms, Zana CELA, Director General of the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, (Albania)
  • Ms. Suzana FRASHERI, soprano, professor of canto, University of Arts (Albania)

The Jury of the 16th Festival (November 2016)

  • Ms. Eva KLEINITZ, Director of Opera Stuttgart, and President of Opera Europa (Germany)
  • Mr. Nicholas PAYNE, Director of Opera Europa (London)
  • Mr. David POUNTNEY, Artistic Director of the Welsh National Opera, and Chair of Juries of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World (Wales, UK)
  • Mr. ROCC, Artistic Director of the Slovenian National Opera (Ljubljana)
  • Ms. Olga KAPANINA, Casting Director of Opera Bolshoi (Moscow)
  • Mr. Nestor TAYLOR, Artistic Advisor and Casting Director of the Greek National Opera (Athens)
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, Artists’ Manager, (Italy)
  • Ms. Bettina FUNCK-BRETANO, CEO of the Organisation Artistique Internationale (Paris)
  • Ms. Inva MULA, soprano (France / Albania)
  • Ms. Zana CELA, Director General, National Opera and Ballet (Albania)

The Jury of the 15th Festival (October 2015)

  • Mr. Stephen LANGRIDGE, Artistic Director of the Göteborg Opera (Sweden)
  • Mr. Henning RUHE, Director of Opera Studio, Munich State Opera (Germany)
  • Mr. Sebastian SCHWARZ, Artistic Director of Theater an der Wien (Austria)
  • Mr. Myron MICHAILIDIS, Director of Athens’ State Opera (Greece)
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, “Arte Musica Italia” Agency, (Italy)
  • Ms. Alevtina IOFFE, conductor, Moscow State Opera and Ballet Natalia Sats (Russia)
  • Mr. Cumhur BöLER, Deputy Director General of State Opera (Turkey)
  • Ms. Suzana FRASHERI, soprano, professor of canto, University of Arts (Albania)
  • Ms. Katriot TUSHA, professor of canto, University of Arts (Albania)

The Jury of the 14thFestival (October / November 2014)

  • Mr. Dominique MAYER, Director of Vienna’s State Opera (Austria), Chair
  • Mr. Nicholas PAYNE, Director of Opera Europa (Brussels)
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Mr. Myron MICHAILIDIS, Director of Athens’ State Opera (Greece)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, “Arte Musica Italia” Agency, (Italy)
  • Mr. ÜnüşanKuloğlu (Turqi), Director of the Istanbul Opera (Turkey)
  • Mr. Ilir KERNI, Director of Theater of Opera and Ballet (Albania)
  • Ms. Suzana FRASHERI, soprano, professor of canto, University of Arts (Albania)
  • Ms. Katriot TUSHA, professor of canto, University of Arts (Albania)

The Jury of the 13thFestival (November / December 2013)

  • Brian DICKIE, Director of the Chicago Opera (UK), Chair
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Ms. Nancy RHODES, Director of Encompass New Opera (New York)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, “Arte Musica Italia” Agency, (Italy)
  • Mr. Ilir KERNI, Director of Theater of Opera and Ballet (Albania)
  • Ms. Suzana FRASHERI, soprano, professor of canto, University of Arts (Albania)
  • Ms. Katriot TUSHA, professor of canto, University of Arts (Albania)

The Jury of the 12thFestival (October 2011)

  • Mr. Luca TARGETTI, Director of the Academy of La Scalla (Milan), Chair
  • Ms. Inva MULA, soprano (Albania)
  • Ms. Cecilia GASDIA, soprano (Italy)
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, “Arte Musica Italia” Agency, (Italy)
  • Mr. Hose Francisco CARRERES, Director of Murcia International Festival (Spain)
  • Ms. Suzana FRASHERI, soprano, professor of canto, Academy of Fine Arts (Albania)
  • Ms. Burhan SPAHIU, professor of canto, Academy of Fine Arts (Albania)

The Jury of the 11thFestival (October 2010)

  • Mr. Luca TARGETTI, Director of the Academy of La Scalla (Milan), Chair
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, “Arte Musica Italia” Agency, (Italy)
  • Mr. Hose Francisco CARRERES, Director of Murcia International Festival (Spain)
  • Ms. Mariana LEKA, soprano, Theater of Opera and Ballet (Albania)
  • Ms. Shqipe ZANI, professor of canto, Academy of Fine Arts (Albania)

The Jury of the 10thFestival (November 2009)

  • Mr. Joan MATABOSCH, Director of Gran TeatredelLiceu of Barcelona, Chair
  • Mr. Luca TARGETTI, Artistic Director of Teatro La Scalla (Milan)
  • Mr. Hein MULDERS, Artistic Director of the Dutch Opera (Amsterdam)
  • Mr. Nicholas PAYNE, Director of Opera Europa (Brussels)
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, “Arte Musica Italia” Agency, (Italy)
  • Mr. Burhan SPAHIU, professor of canto, (Albania)
  • Mr. Andreas TSELIKAS, conductor of Athens Philharmonic Orchestra (Greece)
  • Mr. Baki JASHARI, Director of Pristina Philharmonics, (Kosovo)
  • Ms. Suzana FRASHERI, professor of canto, (Albania)

The Jury of the 9th Festival (October 2008)

  • Mr. Nicholas PAYNE, Director of Opera Europa (London), Chair
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Ms. Nancy RHODES, Director of Encompass New Opera Theater (New York)
  • Mr. Burhan SPAHIU, professor of canto, (Albania)
  • Ms. Suzana FRASHERI, professor of canto, (Albania)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, “Arte Musica Italia” Agency, (Italy)
  • Mr. Suat ARIKAN, Artictic Director of the Opera of Izmir, (Turkey)
  • Ms. Wasfi KANI, President of Grange Park Opera (London)

The Jury of the 8thFestival (November 2007)

  • Mr. Nicholas PAYNE, Director of Opera Europa (London), Chair
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Mr. Kim Von BINZER, Director of the Royal Opera Academy (Copenhagen)
  • Ms. Nancy RHODES, Director of Encompass New Opera Theater (New York)
  • Mr. Rainer ZAGOVEC, President of “Zagovec Concert” Company (Frankfurt)
  • Mr. Burhan SPAHIU, professor of canto, (Albania)
  • Ms. Suzana FRASHERI, professor of canto, (Albania)
  • Ms. Danusa LUKNISOVA, “Arte Musica Italia” Agency, (Italy)
  • Mr. Suat ARIKAN, Artictic Director of the Opera of Izmir, (Turkey)

The Jury of the 7th Festival (October 2005)

  • Mr. Kim Von BINZER, Director, Royal Opera Academy (Copenhagen), Chair
  • Mr. Menno Feenstra, Artistic Director of the Royal Opera House (Stockholm)
  • Ms. Nancy RHODES, Director of Encompass New Opera Theater (New York)
  • Mr. PompeiHarasteanu, Artistic Director of the Bucharest Opera (Romania)
  • Mr. Rainer Zagovec, President of “Zagovec Concert” Company (Frankfurt)
  • Mr. Burhan SPAHIU, professor of canto, (Albania)
  • Ms. Nina Mula, professor of canto, (Albania)
  • Mr. Martin ANDRE, conductor (London)

The Jury of the 6th Festival (October 2004)

  • Ms. Inva MULA, (Albania), Chair
  • Mr. Claudio BUCHLER, conductor (Innsbruck)
  • Ms. Giovanna LOMAZZI, Vice President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Mr. Kim Von BINZER, Director, Royal Opera Academy (Copenhagen)
  • Ms. Klaudia EDER, Professor of canto (Frankfurt)
  • Ms. Nancy RHODES, Director, Encompass New Opera Theater (New York)
  • Mr. Philip BOSWELL, Artistic Director of the Opera of Toronto (Canada)
  • Mr. Philip BOSWELL, Artistic Director of the Opera of Toronto (Canada)
  • Mr. Martin ANDRE, conductor (London)

The Jury of the 5th Festival (April 2003)

  • Ms. Inva MULA (Albania), Chair
  • Mr. Dominique MEYER, Director General, Theatre of Sans Elise (Paris)
  • Mr. Dominique MEYER, Director General, Theatre of Sans Elise (Paris)
  • Mr. Bruno dal BON, conductor, President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Ms. Claudia EDER, Professor of canto (Frankfurt)
  • Ms. Valeria KARTALOFF, (Sofia)
  • Mr. Trues KOLD, Director of Royal Opera House (Copenhagen)
  • Mr. Philip BOSWELL, Artistic Director of Toronto Opera (Canada)
  • Mr. Suat ARIKAN, Director of Opera Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Mr. Elefterios KALKANIS, Opera of Athens (Greece)
  • Mr. Claudio BUCHLER, conductor (Innsbruck)
  • Mr. Martin ANDRE, conductor (London)

The Jury of the 4th Festival (April 2002)

  • Ms. Inva MULA (Albania), Chair
  • Ms. Martha COIGNEY, President, World Theatre Association (New York)
  • Mr. Bruno dal BON, conductor, President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Mr. Antonio AMAN, President of the Operatic Festival of Bilbao (Spain)
  • Mr. Dominique MEYER, Director General, Theatre of Sans Elise (Paris)
  • Ms. Barbro MARKLUND (Oslo)
  • Mr. Kim von BINZER, Director, Royal Opera Academy (Copenhagen)
  • Ms. Ritha GHOSN, director (Beirut)
  • Mr. Suat ARIKAN, Director of Opera Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Mr. Aris CHRISTOFELIS, Opera of Athens (Greece)

The Jury of the 3rd Festival (April 2001)

  • Ms. Claudia EDER (Frankfurt, Germany), Chair
  • Mr. Stephen BARLOW, conductor (London)
  • Mr. Plamen KARTALOFF, Director of the Opera House (Sofia)
  • Ms. Peggy BOUVERETT, professor of canto (Paris)
  • Ms. Enkelejda SHKOZA, soprano (Italy)
  • Mr. Frano LUFI, bass (Italy)
  • Mr. George WHITE, director (New York)
  • Mr. Gaqo ÇAKO, tenor (Albania)
  • Mr. Burhan SPAHIU, professor of canto, (Albania)

The Jury of the 2nd Festival (June 2000)

  • Ms. Mariana LEKA, (Albania), Chair
  • Mr. Peter HALL, artists’ manager (London)
  • Mr. Robert DEAN, conductor, (London)
  • Mr. Sigfried MATTHUS, Director of Operatic Festival (Berlin)
  • Mr. Cvetan STOJANOVSKI, Director of the Opera House (Skopje)
  • Ms. Edith MIHALI, soprano (Albania)
  • Ms. Angelarossa RICCO, producer (Foggia, Italy)
  • Mr. Bruno dal BON, President of ASLICO (Milan)
  • Mr. Plamen KARTALOFF, Director of the Opera House (Sofia)
  • Mr. Plamen KARTALOFF, Director of the Opera House (Sofia)

The Jury of the 1st Festival (January 1999)

  • Ms. Edit MIHALI, soprano, (Albania), Chair
  • Ms. Elisabeth GALLES, soprano (London)
  • Mr. Glenville HARGREAVES, baritone (London)
  • Mr. Rodney MILNES, music journalist (London)
  • Ms. Maria Paola DE LUCA, President of Opera Festival, (Foggia, Italy)
  • Ms. Erla KULLAKU, soprano, (Italy)
  • Ms. Peggy BOUVERETT, professor of canto, (Paris)
  • Ms. Klodiana SKËNDERI, violinist (Paris)
  • Mr. Rifat TEQJA, conductor (Albania)