Eligibility

The Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2020 is open to young professional artists and recent graduates and trainees in the art of western operatic singing of all nationalities.

Applicants must be between 18-32 years old (born within the period of 29 June 1987 to 24 June 2002, both dates inclusive).

Prize winners at other competitions are eligible to apply.

At all stages of the Competition the jury will look for:

  • Vocal quality
  • Technical skill
  • Musical interpretation
  • Artistic personality

Application Fee

Each applicant must pay an Application Fee of USD100 and a transaction fee of USD8, or the equivalent amount in other currencies according to the exchange rates on the day of the submission via one of the following ways:

  • our official Application Fee Payment Page; or
  • by bank transfer to the following account:

The Application Fee can be paid via art-mate.net. Click on the link below to pay the Application Fee.

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Application Materials

Applicants must complete the Application Form, and submit together with the following documents and materials:

A link to video recording(s) of the Applicant’s performance

Photo identifications

Curriculum vitae

Payment receipt

A copy of the Application Fee Payment receipt.

For more information, please read the Competition Rules.

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Application Procedures

You may submit your application either Online or Offline. The following list shows the clear application procedures. The deadline of application is 5:00 pm (GMT+8), 31st December 2019 (Tuesday). Musica Viva (HK) reserves the right to extend the closing date.

Please read the competition rules carefully before you submit the application.

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Online Application

  1. Prepare a link to video recording(s) of the Applicant’s performance.
  2. Pay an Application Fee of USD 100 and a transaction fee of USD 8 here, or the equivalent amount in other currencies according to the exchange rates on the day of the submission.
  3. Email your Application Attachments to competition@musicavivahk.org with the email subject as: HKIOSC 2020 Application – Your last name, Your first name.
  4. Filling in the online application form.
  5. You will receive an email within 5 working days to confirm your application has been processed.

Offline Application

  1. Prepare a link to video recording(s) of the Applicant’s performance.
  2. Pay an Application Fee of USD 100 and a transaction fee of USD 8 here, or the equivalent amount in other currencies according to the exchange rates on the day of the submission.
  3. Download the application form here. Print and fill in the application form.
  4. Post the completed Application Form and the Application Attachments to this address: Unit 402, 4/F, Tai Po Arts Centre, 12 On Pong Road, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong
  5. You will receive an email within 5 working days to confirm your application has been processed.

Accommodation and Transportation

Competitors selected for the Semi-final Round should be present in Hong Kong no later than Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Competitors who do not reside in Hong Kong must arrange and cover their own round-trip travel. The total cost of bringing the Competitor’s own piano accompanist for the Semi-final Round will be the responsibility of the Competitor.

The Organiser will provide Competitors with free accommodation during the period of 23 – 29 June 2020.

Programme Selection and Repertory

Competitors must submit their complete programmes for both the Semi-Final Round and the Final Round.

For the Semi-Finals, Competitors must also send copies of vocal scores of the music of their chosen programmes, in the correct key with any cuts and variations clearly marked. This requirement is to ensure that compatible and appropriate piano accompaniment will be provided by the Organiser and to facilitate judgement by the Jury.

No changes of programmes will be accepted after 14 April 2020.

Competitors must choose different programmes from the Repertory for their performances in the Semi-Final and Final Rounds of the Competition.

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The repertory consists of 248 Arias and Scenes, for 6 voice types. Click on the button below to see the full list of repertoire.

Repertory