The main jury
The international main jury consists of 7 members and a non-voting Chairman of the jury:
Poul Elming, Opera Singer, Founder of The Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition
Hans Gammeltoft Hansen, Chairman of the jury, Professor, Doctor of Law
Kasper Holten, Stage director, former Artistic Director ROH Covent Garden and the Opera House, the Royal Theater
Siegfried Jerusalem, Opera Singer, Professor
Friedemann Layer, Conductor
Philipp Kochheim,The Danish National Opera
Andreas Schmidt, Opera Singer, Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich
Stephen Langridge, operachef The Göteborg Opera.
The main jury as judges
The main jury will function as judges at the semi-final and the Gala-final
Rules of the juries
The voting of both juries is confidential. The decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
The voting of all rounds will be done by points, and further participation and award of prizes will be decided on the basis of the total number of points given.
If a jury member is closely related to a participant, the juror will not be able to cast a vote concerning the person in question. The total number of points will be adjusted according to this.
Award of prizes
The jury can choose not to award one or more of the prizes.
Split a prize between two candidates.