Bel Canto Prize at Rossini in Wildbad Festival

Iida has been awarded the International Belcanto Prize at Rossini in Wildbad Festival. The prize includes a role offer for one of the following festivals as well as a recognition prize of 1000 Euro donated by the Swiss Foundation Classic Pro bono.

The International Bel Canto Prize has been awarded since 1998, the past winners including singers such as Agata Bienkowska, Pavol Brslik, Olga Peretyatko, Serena Malfi, Diana Haller, Sofia Mchedlishvili, Sara Blanch, Serena Saenz among others. This year Iida shared the prize with South Korean baritone Jusung Gabriel Park.

Iida was also awarded the Audience Prize and the Inge Borkh scholarship for young sopranos. The great dramatic Wagner and Strauss singer Inge Borkh (1921-2018) was a tireless visitor to the festival until her death at the age of 97 and was passionate about the development of young singers.