The International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 30 through July 07, 2019 in Villach (Austria)

Why Participate?

1127Singers

The Belvedere Competition is one of the largest competitions for young opera singers in the world. 1127 singers participated in 2018. Become part of the global singing elite and start your international opera career!

63%Engagement Ratio

10 of the 16 singers in the finals 2018 were given an engagement by one of our opera jury members right away. That makes a ratio of 62.5%.

21Jury Members

The Opera Jury in the final rounds is composed exclusively with opera and casting directors of the most prestigious opera houses, who award additional engagements to the participants. The international Media Jury in the final rounds awards the additional Media Prize.

43Professional Observers

Numerous singers’ agents and representatives of international opera and concert houses visit the final rounds as observers. They have made the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition into a veritable “Wall Street of Voices”. It’s your “springboard” to a career in opera.

69Qualification Cities

The international qualifying rounds are held each year on all continents and gives young, highly talented opera singers the best access to the professional opera world.

38Years of Experience

The Belvedere Singing Competition started in 1982, making it one of the renowned and best networked singing competition in the world.

Villach by night