The Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2022 is open to young professional artists and recent graduates and trainees in the art of western operatic singing of all nationalities.
Applicants must be born within the period of 5 July 1985 to 29 June 2004 (both dates inclusive).
Prize winners at other competitions are eligible to apply.
At all stages of the Competition the jury will look for:
Each applicant must pay an Application Fee of USD 100 and a transaction fee of USD 8, or the equivalent amount in other currencies according to the exchange rates on the day of the submission via our official Application Fee Payment Page.
The Application Fee must be paid via art-mate.net. Click on the button below to pay the Application Fee.
The Applicant’s performance recording must be between 8 and 10 minutes long. The video must be filmed after 1st Jan 2020. Conservatoire examination, graduation recital, concert performance and staged opera performance are acceptable. Please specify the date and location of the recording.
Applicants must provide the organiser with the video link(s) (from platforms like YouTube, YouKu, Google Drive, Dropbox) in the application form.
The Applicant’s face must be clearly visible throughout the recording.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring the uploaded video are readily viewable for Musica Viva.
You may submit your application either Online or Offline. The following list shows the clear application procedures. The application is now open and will close on 31 December 2021. Musica Viva reserves the right to extend the closing date.
Please read the competition rules carefully before you submit the application.
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
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 in Summer 2022.
Competitors must arrange and cover their own round-trip travel for the Competition. 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 Semi-Final and Final Round of the Competition in 2022.
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 to programmes will be accepted after 8 April 2022.
Competitors must choose different programmes from the Repertory for their performances in the Semi-Final and Final Rounds of the Competition.