HKIOSC is NOW POSTPONED to 2023

Musica Viva has been carefully monitoring the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and while the situation is less threatening in Hong Kong, it is still unknown when the currently enforced social distancing guidelines and travel restrictions will ease. With the health and safety of our participants at the topmost priority, regretfully, Musica Viva has decided to postpone the Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition (HKIOSC) and the Masterclasses to 2023.

The postponed event shall take place in April/May 2023 in Hong Kong.

  • For individuals interested in participating in the HKIOSC 2023, the application shall reopen in September 2022.
  • For applicants of the HKIOSC 2020, 2021 and 2022: Specific application arrangements due to the postponement of the HKIOSC will be 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

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 35 years old. Application to the HKIOSC is NOW CLOSED and shall reopen in September 2022.

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 broadcast 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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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

December 2021
Application Closed

31 December 2021

September 2022
Application Reopens

September 2022

March 2023
Announcement of Semi-finalists

early March 2023

April 2023
Semi-Final Round

(date TBC)

April 2023
Final Round

(date TBC)

Application Information

Applications for The Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2023 will reopen in September 2022.

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.