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International Classical & Opera Singing Competitions

The following International Vocal Competitions are of an extremely high standard and not recommended for beginners.  All the competitions listed below are for the performance of Opera, Operetta, Oratorio, and/or Lied.  Be aware that some of the sites are in their national language!



  • Annual Music Theatre Competition - Hewlett, NY May 26, 2001 & Young Musicians Competition Audition, Hewlett, NY Jun 2, 2001.  Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, Inc. 16 Atlantic Avenue, Lynbrook, NY 11563, USA.  Tel: +1-516-593-0611.  Age requirements:Must be born on or after May 27, 1973 but not later than May 26, 1984 or born on or after Jun 3, 1973 but not later than Jun 2, 1984.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Ada Sari Wettbewerb der Vocalkunst - Matopolskie Centrum Kultury Sokol, Ul. Dlugosza 3 33-300 Nowy Sacz, Poland.  Tel: +48-18-443-5215, Fax: +48-18-443-5215.  E-mail.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Alcamo City International Opera Competition - Associazione Amici della Musica di Alcamo, Via Fratelli S. Anna, 58 I-91011 Aclamo (TP), Italy.  Tel: +39-0924-21030, Fax: +39-0924-505744.  Email.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1962 but not later than May 6, 1983
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Altamura-Enrico Caruso International Voice Competition
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Anton Guadagno Vocal Competition of Palm Beach Opera - Palm Beach, Florida Apr 25 - 26, 2002 (annual).  Michele Eassa, Palm Beach Opera, 415 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA.  Tel: +1-561-833-8924, Fax: +1-561-833-8294.  E-mail:Email.  Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2002.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Apr 26, 1972 but not later than Apr 26, 1984
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • American Berlin Opera 2001/2002 Scholarship Competition - American singers compete for the chance to sing a season at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.  The American Berlin Opera Foundation, 40 West 57th Street, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019-4092, USA.  Tel: +1-212-974-1881, Fax: +1-212-974-1881.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Mar 1, 1971 but not later than Apr 1, 1983
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation - Runs an annual vocal competition for young American Opera singers. Auditions run throughout the US in October with finals in December.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Bidu Sayao International Vocal Competition - Caixa Postal 11489, CEP 05422-970 - São Paulo/SP, Brazil.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Aug 2, 1965
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Birgit Nilsson Prize & Competition
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Boris Christoff International Competition for Young Opera Singers (quadrennial) - 7A Aksakov St., BG-1000 Sofia, Bulgaria.  Tel: +359-2-9871772, Fax: +359-2-874 821.  Email.  Email.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1965 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1967
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Cardiff Singer of the World Competition - June 2001 (biennial).  Anna Williams, Administrator, BBC Cymru Wales Broadcasting House, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, CF5 2YQ.  Telephone: +44-1437-563834, Fax: +44-1437-563834.  Email.  Age requirements: No upper age limit, must be born not later than Jun 1, 1983
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Competizione dell'Opera 2001 - Postfach 50 02 62, D-01032 Dresden, Germany.  Tel: +49-351-31-075-31, Fax: +49-351-31-075-31.  Email.  Application Deadline: variable, depending on location of preliminary round.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1968 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1970
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Concours de Genève International Music Competition - In mid-March information about the next competition will be available.  Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2 CH-1204 Genève, Switzerland. Tel: +41-22-328-6208, Fax: +41-22-328-4366.  Email.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Dec 2, 1967 but not later than Dec 1, 1980 and Women: Must be born on or after Dec 2, 1969 but not later than Dec 1, 1980
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Concours International de Chant de Marmande et de la Région Aquitaine - Marmande Aug 24 - 27, 2001.  Festival Lyrique et Musical en Marmandais, 12, rue du Général Brun, F-47200 Marmande, France.  Tel: +33-5-53 89 68 75, Fax: +33-5-53 89 68 75.  Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2001.  Lied contestants: French songs, including Roussel.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Aug 25, 1966 but not later than Aug 27, 1983
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Concours International de Chant de Verviers - Liège Sep 7 - 15, 2001.  Opéra Royale de Wallonie, 1 rue des Dominicains, B-4000 Liège, Belgium.  Tel: +32-4-232-4216, Fax: +32-4-221-0201.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2001.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Sep 8, 1966 but not later than Sep 7, 1983 and Women: Must be born on or after Sep 8, 1971 but not later than Sep 7, 1983
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Concurso Internacional de Canto Alfredo Kraus Email for details
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Concorso Internazionale Toti Dal Monte - Rovigo Feb 7 - Aug 7, 2001 for European Union citizens.  Ufficio del Teatro Sociale, Via Casalini 2, I-45100 Rovigo, Italy.  Application Deadline: May 31, 2001.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1967
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Concurs International de Cant Montserrat Cabelle - Classical & Operatic Singers from all over the world can participate at this international singing competition held in Andorra.   The site is available in several languages including English, French, German & Italian (or spanish!) and from there you can find all the information you need including contest rules and application forms, compulsary arias, competition catagories, travel and venue details.  Centre cultural i de congressos lauredià, Plaça de la Germandat, Sant Julià de Lòria, Principality of Andorra, Andorra.  Tel: +376-844047, Fax: +376-844647.  Email.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1969 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1971
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Concurso Internacional Canto Tomaz Alicaide - held in Portugal (October), Contact A/C Acore, Rossio Marquès de Pombal, 52 P-7100-513 Estremoz, Portugal, Telephone: +351-268-323-973, Fax: +351-268-333-061.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Aug 1, 1967 but not later than Jul 31, 1982
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • East & West Artists International Auditions for a New York Debut - 310 Riverside Drive, #313 New York, NY 10025 4101, USA.  Tel: +1-212-222-2433, Fax: +1-212-222-2433.  Email.  Age requirements: No upper age limit must be born not later than Oct 20, 1982
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • European Community Competition for Young Opera Singers - Instituzione Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto Adriano Belli, Piazza G. Bovio, 1 I-06049 Spoleto (PG), Italy.  Tel: +39-0743-220440, Fax: +39-0743-222930.  E-mail.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Friedrich Schorr Memorial Performance Prize in Voice - Tel: 517-264-3121 (USA)
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Festival 500 - Sharing The Voices
    celebrated international non-competitive festival of choral music that takes place in the intimate setting of North America’s oldest city, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This heralded Festival and its accompanying academic symposium on the phenomenon of singing bring together singers, conductors and scholars from countries and cultures worldwide. Festival 500 welcomes individuals to come and share in this incredible choral experience. Individuals who are not performing with a registered choir are invited to attend workshops led by choral experts.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • George Enescu International Competition - Bucharest Sep 16 - 22, 2001.  Artexim, Calea Victoriei 155, bl. D1, Sc. 8, et.2, sect. 1 RO-71012 Bucharest, Romania.  Tel: +40-1-650-1806, Fax: +40-1-311-0200.  Email.  Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2001.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Aug 16, 1968
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • The George London Foundation - Tel: 212-772-2768 (USA)
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Grace Moore Memorial Scholarship Competition - Tel: 615-647-0828 (USA)
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Heinrich Strecker - Wiener Lied - Operette - Wettbewerb - Vienna Sep 14 - 16, 2001.  Heinrich Strecker Gesellschaft, Marchetstrasse 76, A-2500 Baden bei Wien, Austria.  Tel: +43-664-456-1725, Fax: +43-2252-48449.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2001.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Sep 17, 1966
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Bülbül Vocal Competition - Organization Committee of the International Bülbül Vocal Competition, p/o 370016, Ministry of Culture, Baku, Azerbaijan.  Tel: +994-12-934398, Fax: +994-12-935605.  Email.  Opera and also folk songs and works by Azerbaijan composers.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1965 but not later than Dec 31, 1982
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Coloratura Singing Contest - Sylvia Geszty, May 2002, Preliminary rounds in London, Berlin, Madrid and Budapest.  I.C.S.C., Administration, Postfach 3009, D-71684 Remseck, Germany.  Tel: +49-7056-8024, Fax: +49-7056-4256.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2002.  Age requirements:Must be born on or after May 2, 1970
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Competition of Chamber Music C. A. Seghizzi - Casella postale 7, I-34170 Gorizia, Italy.  Tel: +39-0481-530288, Fax: +39-0481-536739.   E-mail
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Competition Franz Schubert and the Music of Modernity - Graz Feb 19 - 28 2003, Pianists may be no older than 34 years.  University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz, Leonhardstraße 15, A-8010 Graz, Austria.  Tel: +43-316-389-1900, Fax: +43- 316-389-1901.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2002.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Mar 1, 1969 and Women: Must be born on or after Mar 1, 1971
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition - Preliminary round in 29 cities around the world!  Fleischmarkt 24 A-1010 Vienna, Austria.  Tel: +43-1-5120100, Fax: +43-1-512010020.  Email.  Application Deadline: variable, depending on location of preliminary round.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1969 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1971
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Competition of Musical Personalities - Stowarzyszenie Promocji Kultury im. Alexander Tansman, Ul. Legionów 2, PL-9O-401 Lódz, Poland.  Tel: +48-42-6399386, Fax: +48-42-6399386.  E-mail.  Vocal and instrumental competition
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Competition for Opera Singers "Ferruccio Tagliavini" - College Graduates and Professionals.  c/o Ruefa Reisen, Frauentalerstrasse 8, A-8530 Deutschlandsberg, Austria.  Tel: +43-346-23130, Fax: +43-3462-31309.   E-mail.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Competition for Opera Singers - Tito Gobbi, Bassano del Grappa, Jun 25 - 27, 2001.  Sessorato alla Cultura, Via Matteotti, 39 I-36061 Bassano del Grappa, Italy.  Tel: +39-0424-217814, Fax: +39-0424-217820.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2001.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1966 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1968
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Competition for Piano Chamber Music and Singing - Minerbio Jun 7 - 14, 2001. nbsp;Ass. Amici della Musica di Bologna, via Repubblica Italiana 14 I-40061 Minerbio (BO), Italy.  Tel: +39-051-877678.  E-mail.  Age requirements: no upper age limit
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Robert Schumann Competition for Piano and Voice - Münzstrasse 12, D-08056 Zwickau, Germany.  Tel: +49-375-212636, Fax: +49-375-834130.   E-mail.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Competition for Young Opera Singers - (annual) winners participate in the summer festival program at Schloss Rheinsberg.  Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, Kavalierhaus, D-16831 Rheinsberg, Germany.  Tel: +49-33931-725-0, Fax: +49-33931-725-15.  E-mail
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Lucia Popp Vocal Competition - Bratislava November, 2003.  NHC - Slovkoncert, Michalská 10, SK-815 36 Bratislava, Slovak Republic.  Tel: +421-7-533-2652, Fax: +421-7-533-4526.  Application Deadline: 2003 (to be announced)
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Mozart Competition Salzburg - Salzburg Jan 11 - 26, 2002.  Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Alpenstrasse 48 A-5020 Salzburg, Austria.  Tel: +43-662-6198-2200, Fax: +43-662-6198-2209.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2001.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 27, 1970 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 27, 1972
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Music Competition of the ARD - D-80300 München, Germany.  Tel: +49-89-5900-2471, Fax: +49-89-5900-3573.  Email.  Age requirements:- Men: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1968 but not later than Dec 31, 1980 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1970 but not later than Dec 31, 1980
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • The International Music Competition G.B. Viotti - Vercelli Oct 25 - Nov 3, 2001.  Segreteria del Concorso Viotti, Via Monte di Pietà 39, I-13100 Vercelli, Italy.  Tel: +39-0161-252667, Fax: +39-0161-255575.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2001.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Nov 4, 1965
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Music Competition Queen Elisabeth of Belgium - Brussels May, 2004.  Office, Concours Reine Elisabeth, Rue aux Laines 20, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.  Tel: +32-2-5130099, Fax: +32-2-5143297.  Email.  Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2004.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Jan 16, 1972.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Opera Singers Competition - New York Oct 6 - 7, 2001 (annual).  Center for Contemporary Opera, P.O.Box 258, Island Station, New York, NY 10044-0205, USA.  Tel: +1-212-758-2757, Fax: +1-212-758-0389.  Email.  Application Deadline: May 15, 2001.  No age limit
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Opera Contest Franco Corelli - Estremi srl, via Zuccarini, 1 I-60020 Ancona, Italy.  Tel: +39-071-2900701, Fax: +39-071-2869874.  Email.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1964 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1967
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Singers' Contest Alexander Girardi - Coburg, Jun 29 - Jul 8, 2001.  Wettbewerbssekretariat, Steingasse 18, D-96450 Coburg, Germany.  Tel: +49-9561-891402, Fax: +49-9561-891029.  Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2001.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jul 9, 1969 but not later than Jul 8, 1983 and Women: Must be born on or after Jul 9, 1971 but not later than Jul 8, 1983
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Singing Competition Julián Gayarre - Santo Domingo, 6-3°, E-31001 Pamplona, Spain.  Tel: +34-948-426072, Fax: +34-948-426389.  Email.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1965 but not later than Dec 31, 1980 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1968 but not later than Dec 31, 1982
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Singing Competition of the City of Toulouse (biennial) - Secrétariat du Concours, Théâtre du Capitole, F-31000 Toulouse, France.  Tel: +33-5-61 62 13 51, Fax: +33-5-61 62 96 90.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Singing Competition Francisco Viñas - Barcelona Jan 8 - 20 2002.  Secretariat, Bruc, 125, E-08037 Barcelona, Spain.  Application Deadline: Nov 26, 2001.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1966 but not later than Jan 21, 1982 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1970 but not later than Jan 21, 1984
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Singing Competition Spontini / Pergolesi Maiolati Spontini (Ancona).  Centro Studi G. Spontini, Via Celeste Erard 1, I-60030 Maiolati Spontini (AN), Italy.  Tel: +39-0731-703303, Fax: +39-0731-703303.  E-mail.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch - 's-Hertogenbosch 2002.  IVC 's-Hertogenbosch, P.O. Box 1225, NL-5200 BG 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.  Tel: +31-736-900999, Fax: +31-736-901166.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2002.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Sep 3, 1971
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Vocal Competition of Mikukás Schneider-Trnavsky - Secretariat, Mestský úrad - spolocenský úsek, Trhová 3, SK-91771 Trnava, Slovak Republic.  Tel: +421-805-511215, Fax: +421-805-511524.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Vocal Competition Stanislaw Moniuszko - Warsaw Apr 20 - 29, 2001.  Maria Foltyn - Artistic Director, Plac Teatralny 1 PL-00-950 Warszawa, Poland.  Tel: +48-22-635-5738, Fax: +48-22-635-5738.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Apr 21, 1966
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb Stiftung Helga und Paul Hohnen - Cologne Sep 19 - Oct 2, 2002 (quadrennial).  Hochschule für Musik Köln, Dagobertstraße 38 D-50668 Köln, Germany.  Tel: +49-221-912818-112, Fax: +49-221-131204.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2002.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Oct 3, 1972
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Jarmila Novotna International Vocal Contest - Tel: 212-866-2086 (USA)
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Joseph Suder-Liedwettbewerb - Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg-Augsburg, Am Katharinenkloster 6, D-90403 Nürnberg, Germany.  Tel: +49-911-231-2373, Fax: +49-911-231-3972.  20th Century Composers
    (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • József Simándy Singing Competition The competition is open for students of classical solo singing or young performing artists of any nationality. The final is to be performed at Ferenc Fricsay Concert Hall of the Faculty of Music, University of Szeged, H-6722 Szeged, Tisza Lajos krt. 79-81 Hungary. The competition runs from 27-30th April, deadline for entries Feb/March.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Klaudia Taev International Competition for Young Singers - The Klaudia Taev International Competition, Gonsiori 21 Box 25, EST-10147 Tallinn, Estonia. Tel: +372-56633456, Fax: +372-6818903.  E-mail.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition - Tel: 212-472-3556
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Liedwettbewerb Petyrek-Lang-Stiftung - open to students of Austrian music universities.  z. H. Fr. Mag. Elga Ponzer, Anton von Webern-Platz 1 A-1030 Vienna, Austria.  Tel: +43-1-71155-6050, Fax: +43-1-71155-6059.  Age requirements: no upper age limit
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Llangollen International Competition for Singers - Llangollen, (Annual).  Music Office, Royal International JLT Online, GB-LL 20 8SW Llangollen, Wales.  Tel: +44-1978-860236, Fax: +44-1978-861300.  E-mail.  
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Maggie Teyte Prize - in conjunction with The Miriam Licette Scholarship, Felicity Guiness, Administrator, 20 Beaumont Street, London W1G 6DG, England.  Tel: +44-20-7589-8540.  E-mail
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Vocal Competition
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Maria Callas Grand Prix Opera and Oratorio-Lied Competition - Athenaeum International Cultural Centre, 3 Adrianou St, GR - 105 55 Athens, Greece.  Tel: +30-1-321-19-49, Fax: +30-1-321-11-96.  Email.  www.athenaeum.ids.gr/english/termslid.htm.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Mar 23, 1969 but not later than Mar 22, 1983 and Women: Must be born on or after Mar 23, 1971 but not later than Mar 22, 1983
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Marian Anderson International Vocal Arts Competition - May 22 - 31, 2003 (quadrennial), Application Deadline Jan 1st 2003.  Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 1115 Holzapfel Hall, College Park, MD 20742-5611, USA.  Tel: +1-301-405-8174, Fax: +1-301-405-5977.  Emailgmoquin@deans.umd.edu .  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Jun 1, 1964 but not later than May 31, 1983
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Marjorie Lawrence International Vocal Competition
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Mayor's Billie Holiday Vocal Competition - Email for details.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition - Helsinki Aug 1, 2004 (quinquennial).  Finnish Cultural Foundation, P.O. Box 203, FIN-00121 Helsinki, Finland.  Tel: +358-9-602144, Fax: +358-9-640474.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2004.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1971 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 1, 1973.  All nationalities
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • MYRICAE 2010 International Opera Competition and Opera Laboratory - The Third Edition International Competition for Opera Singers from 26 October to 6 November 2010 at Grand Hotel Terme Rosapepe, Contursi Terme (Salerno) Italy.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Vocal-Piano Competition - Paris Nov 21 - 23, 2001.  17, rue Rochechouart, F-75009 Paris, France.  Tel: +33-1-4453 8686.   Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2001.  Works by Lili Boulanger, Fauré, Bach, etc.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1969
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • NATS Artist Awards Competition - (biennial), Preliminary rounds in most states and Canada.  Darleen Kliewer-Britton, 4635 East Monte Way, Phoenix, AZ 85044, USA.  Tel: +1-480-893-0623, Fax: +1-480-496-6187.  E-mail.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Dec 2, 1963 but not later than Dec 1, 1978
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Opera Columbus 2001 Vocal Competition - Applicants must have studied, worked or resided in Ohio for 4 months.  177 Naghten Street, Columbus, OH 43215-2613, USA.  Tel: +1-614-461-8101, Fax: +1-614-461-0806.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Mar 5, 1966 but not later than Mar 4, 1982
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Operetten-Nachwuchssänger-Wettbewerb - Nov 2 - 3, 2001.  Internationale Kunstförderung Nico Dostal, Rebschulgasse 5B/14, A-2103 Langenzersdorf / Wien, Austria.  Tel: +43-2244-3766, Fax: +43-2244-30839.  Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2001.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1969 and Women: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1971
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Opernwettbewerb Gottlob Frick zum Gedenken - Landesakademie für die musizierende Jugend in Baden-Württemberg, Schlossbezirk 7, D-88416 Ochsenhausen, Germany.  Tel: +49-7352-91100, Fax: +49-7352-4687.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Sep 12, 1967
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Paris International Singing Competition - Paris Jun 22 - 30, 2001.  Concours International de Chant de Paris, 8 rue du Dôme, F-75116 Paris, France.  Tel: +33-1-47 04 76 38, Fax: +33-1-47 27 35 03.  E-mail.  Application Deadline: May 7, 2001.  Age requirements: Sopranos: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1969, Baritones and Basses: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1965. All others: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1967.  French art song category: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1963
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Paul Robeson Vocal Competition - Tel: 202-726-2329 (USA)
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Placido Domingo's Operalia 2001 - Oct 1 - 7, 2001.  230, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, F-75008 Paris, France.  Tel: +33-1-53 75 00 82, Fax: +33-1-5376-0092.  Email.  Application Deadline: May 15, 2001.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Oct 8, 1970
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Premio Valentino Bucchi di Roma Capitale - Takes place November 2001 in Rome. Application Deadline: September 2001
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • The Queen Sonja International Music Competition - Oslo Aug 16 - 24, 2001 (biennial) - Secretariat, P.O. Box 5190 - Majorstuen, N-0302 Oslo, Norway.  Tel: +47-23-36-70-67, Fax: +47-22-46-36-30.   E-mail.  Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2001.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after Jan 2, 1969
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Rochester's Classical Idol vocal competition seeking the best emerging vocal talent in the classical music genre. Singers may perform opera, oratorio, art song or musical theater. Cash prizes for the top three finalists and audience favorite. The top finalist also receives an opportunity for solo performance in concert with the Rochester Oratorio Society.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Rome Festival Opera : June 16 - July 8, 2011 - Apply now for Early Decision Financial Aid
    Live among the inspirations of Rome, Italy. Join artist from around the world. Perform fully staged opera with the Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Chorus, and Ballet. Master classes in voice, diction, characterization, motion, and stagecraft. Perform chamber music with dedicated artists. Find general information, email addresses of alumni, and application forms at our web site.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Rosa Ponselle "All Marylanders" Competition - Open to USA residents only
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Richard Tauber Prize for Singers - Anglo-Austrian Music Society, 46 Queen Anne's Gate, London. SW1H 9AU, England.  Tel: +44-20-7222-0366.  Singers must reside in Austria or Great Britain.  Age requirements: Men: Must be born on or after Feb 8, 1967 but not later than Feb 7, 1979 and Women: Must be born on or after Feb 8, 1969 but not later than Feb 7, 1979
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Solistenwettbewerb für alte Musik - Helene Pürmayr, Stifterstrasse 33 A-4780 Schärding, Austria.  Tel: +43-7712-3386, Fax: +43-7712-3386.  Email.  Age requirements: Must be born on or after May 21, 1971
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Stanislaw Moniuszko Singing Competition This link leads to the Polish Music Reference Center site vocal competitions section which lists several vocal competitions held in Poland.   The international competition is held every three years. It is open to all singers who are under 35 years old on January 1st of the competition year.   In addition to the required repertoire of a Moniuszko song and aria, a choice of songs by Polish composers is suggested (names include Karlowicz, Lutoslawski, Paderewski, Penderecki, Szymanowski).   In 1998, the Competition was held in October with a first prize of $ 15,000 and the international jury was chaired by Wieslaw Ochman. For more information contact: Maria Foltyn, Founder and Artistic Director, Philharmonia Warsaw Artists, Ltd. Fax: (48) (22) 27-52-63.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • The American Prize - The American Prize in Vocal Performance - Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award ecognizes and rewards the best performances by classically trained vocalists in America based on submitted applications
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Washington International Competition for Singers - (triennial).  The Friday Morning Music Club Foundation, Inc., 6102 Gallery Street, Bowie, MD 20720, USA.  Tel: +1-301-464-4148.  E-mail.
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Wigmore Hall International Song Competition - London Sep 9 - 15, 2001.  Pianists may not play from photocopies at this contest!.  Virginia Harding, Administrator, Room 609 Langham House, 308 Regent Street, London W1R 5AL, England.  Tel: +44-20-7637-8515, Fax: +44-20-7637-8516.  E-mail
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst (Triennial) - Singer-Pianist Duo-Competition, Internationale Hugo-Wolf-Akademie, Jägerstrasse 40, D-71074 Stuttgart, Germany.  Fax: +49-711-227-9919.  E-mail.  Strauss, Kilpinen and Pfitzner
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • Yapi ve Kredi International Leyla Gencer Voice Competition
    (Intermediate/Advanced)


  • International Hilde Zadek Vocal Competition - Gesellschaft zur Förderung junger begabter SängerInnen und PianistInnen e.V., Freudenhain 2, D-94034 Passau, Germany.  Tel: +49-8721-12148, Fax: +49-8721-10947.  Works by Wagner, Verdi and Strauss
    (Intermediate/Advanced)

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