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 32 years old. Application to the HKIOSC 2020 is NOW OPENED until the 31st December 2019.

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 accommodation at a 4-star hotel.

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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 UNESCO

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Dennis O’Neill

International tenor
Founder and Director,
Wales International Academy of Voice

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Rockwell Blake

Renowned tenor
Officier of the Ordre des
Arts et des Lettres

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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 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 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 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 opera production or a solo part in a concert performance.         

Medals and cash prizes are sponsored by Chow Sang Sang.

Schedule

December 2019
Closing Date of Applications

31 December 2019

April 2020
Semi-finalists Announcement

1 April 2020

April 2020
Closing Date of Submission of Semi-finalists Information

20 April 2020

June 2020
Semi-Final Round

24, 25 June 2020

These concerts will be open to the public.

June 2020
Final Round

28 June 2020

The Finals will be presented in the form of a concert open to the public.

Application to HKIOSC 2020

Application is NOW OPEN,
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The Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2020 is now open. Apply now to get started with your journey to compete in Hong Kong!

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. The support given by the Salisbury – YMCA of Hong Kong is gratefully acknowledged. Gratitude is also given to RTHK 4 as our Media Partner.