In June 4 - 8, 2007 - the 5th Klaudia Taev International Competition for Young Singers took place. The 30 participants came from 21 countries: Austria, Belarus, Canada, China, Cyprus, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, South-Korea, Spain, Ukraine and Estonia.
As a part of the Competition the opera production of Carmen by G. Bizet was staged in Theatre Endla with the best singers of the 5th Klaudia Taev Competition Angelina Shvachka(Ukraine) and Huiling Zhu (China) performing the role of Carmen. Escamillo was sang by the winner of the 4th Competition Laimonas Pautienius (Lithuania) and Tatyana Romanova (2nd prize on the 4th Competition) performed the role of Micaela.
Barbara Hendricks (Sweden) - Chairwoman of the Jury, soprano
Jenny Anvelt (Italy) - Milan Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, professor, soprano
Paul Himma (Estonia) - Estonian National Opera, general director
Ivari Ilya (Estonia) - Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, professor, pianist
Ingrid Kremling (Germany) - University of Music and Theatre Hamburg, professor, soprano
Jewgenij Nesterenko (Russia / Austria) - Vienna Music Academy, professor, bass
Alain Nonat (Canada) - Artistic Director of the Théatre Lyrichoréga 20 Montreal
Erki Pehk (Estonia) - Artistic Director of the Competition, Estonian National Opera, conductor
Vladimiras Prudnikovas (Lithuania) - Lithuanian National Opera, Lithuanian Academy of Music, professor, bass
1st and 3rd prize were presented by the 21st Century Orchestra, 2nd prize was sponsored by Oriflame Estonia.