HKIOSC 2020 is NOW POSTPONED to 2021

Due to the threat of the corona virus disease in Hong Kong, serious disruption has been made to our preparation work for the competition. With the health and safety of our participants at the topmost priority, regretfully, Musica Viva has decided to postpone the Competition and the Masterclasses by one year to 2021.

The postponed event will take place during the period of 29 June to 4 July 2021 at the Hong Kong City Hall.

  • For individuals interested in participating in the HKIOSC 2021, the application will reopen on 1 September 2020. Please stay updated with the latest news on this website.
  • For applicants of the HKIOSC 2020: Specific application arrangements due to the postponement of the HKIOSC 2020 is emailed to individual applicants. Please kindly review the email for details.

Please contact us in the following ways should you require any assistance:

E-mail: competition@musicavivahk.org

Tel/WhatsApp/WeChat/Line: +852 6976 2877

Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition

Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition aims to recognise and help develop young singers from all around the world ageing from 18 to 33 years old. Application to the HKIOSC 2021 will reopen on 01 September 2020.

A panel of International Jury will review all applications and select 24 Semi-finalists. 8 Finalists will compete for 4 prizes, totalling beyond USD25,000. The competition will also be recorded and broadcasted on radio and online, maximising competitors’ exposure in the media.

During the competition period, competitors will be provided with accommodation at a 4-star hotel.

OUR INTERNATIONAL JURY

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Chair of International Jury
Renowned Soprano
Chair of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation

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Sumi Jo

International Soprano
Artist for Peace of United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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Dennis O’Neill

International Tenor
Founder and Director,
Wales International Academy of Voice

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Peter Katona

Director of Casting,
Royal Opera House (London)

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Sophie Joyce

Director of Lindemann Programme,
The Metropolitan Opera

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Lo Kingman

Producer and Director
Director-General of Musica Viva (HK)

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Prizes

First Prize

US$15,000
  • Gold Medal
  • Diploma of Distinction
  • A contract for a role in a Musica Viva’s opera production and/or a solo part in a concert performance.

Second Prize

US$5,000
  • Silver Medal
  • Diploma of Distinction
  • A contract for a role in a Musica Viva’s opera production and/or a solo part in a concert performance.

Third Prize

US$3,000
  • Bronze Medal
  • Diploma of Merit
  • A contract for a role in a Musica Viva’s opera production and/or a solo part in a concert performance.

Audience Prize

US$2,000
  • Diploma of Merit
  • A contract for a role in a Musica Viva’s opera production or a solo part in a concert performance.

Medals and cash prizes are sponsored by Chow Sang Sang.

Schedule

September 2020
Application Reopens

01 September 2020

December 2020
Application Deadline

31 December 2020

March 2021
Announcement of Semi-finalists

31 March 2021

June 2021
Semi-Final Round

29-30 June 2021

July 2021
Final Round

04 July 2021

All performances at the Hong Kong City Hall will be open to the public.

Application Information

Applications for The Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2021 will reopen on 1 September 2020.

You may find our application information by clicking the following button.

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Credits

The event is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Generous sponsorship has been received from Chow Sang Sang International Holdings Limited. Gratitude is also given to RTHK 4 as our Media Partner.