International Singing Competition for Young Opera Singers
Final Rounds: June 25 through July 2, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa
Allowance of up to 50% of the airfares to Cape Town

Amsterdam Finals 2015

Former Prize Winners

Qualifying rounds 2016 - Online registration

Hochschule für Musik, Konzertsaal

Cologne

Germany

  1. February 23, 2016
Austrian Embassy

Sofia

Bulgaria

  1. February 29, 2016
The Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia

USA

  1. March 05, 2016
Wiener Staatsoper

Vienna

Austria

  1. March 07, 2016
Oper Graz

Graz

Austria

  1. March 11, 2016
Akademia Muzyczna im. Stanisława Moniuszki,

Gdansk

Poland

  1. March 12, 2016
Theater Erfurt

Erfurt

Germany

  1. March 15, 2016
Theaterakademie August Everding

Munich

Germany

  1. March 17, 2016
Österreichisches Kulturforum

Milan

Italy

  1. March 21, 2016
Seoul Arts High School, Concert Hall

Seoul

Korea

  1. March 22, 2016
Conservatorio G. Rossini, Auditorium Pedrotti

Pesaro

Italy

  1. March 23, 2016
Israeli Opera

Tel Aviv

Israel

  1. March 28, 2016
Théâtre de la Monnaie, Studio Fiocco

Brussels

Belgium

  1. March 29, 2016
Staatsteater Stuttgart - Kammertheater

Stuttgart

Germany

  1. March 29, 2016
Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona

Spain

  1. March 30, 2016
Austrian Embassy

Bejing

China

  1. March 30, 2016
Opera Australia - Sydney Opera Centre Surry Hills

Sydney

Australia

  1. March 31, 2016
Salon des Österreichischen Kulturforums

Budapest

Hungary

  1. April 04, 2016
Operaen - Copenhagen Opera House

Copenhagen

Denmark

  1. April 05, 2016
JMS Aster Plaza

Hiroshima

Japan

  1. April 05, 2016
Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Düsseldorf

Germany

  1. April 06, 2016
University of Oradea/Universitatea din Oradea

Oradea

Romania

  1. April 06, 2016
Royal Irish Academy of Music

Dublin

Ireland

  1. April 07, 2016
University of British Columbia

Vancouver

Canada

  1. April 07, 2016
Academia de Muzicã "Gheorghe Dima"

Cluj-Napoca

Romania

  1. April 08, 2016
Österreichisches Kulturforum/Foro Austriaco

Rome

Italy

  1. April 08, 2016
GLENFERN

Melbourne

Australia

  1. April 10, 2016
Brahms-Saal der Hochschule für Musik

Detmold

Germany

  1. April 11, 2016
Akademia Muzyczna, Florianka Concert Hall

Kraków

Poland

  1. April 11, 2016
Icelandic Opera at Harpa Concert & Conference Hall

Reykjavik

Iceland

  1. April 11, 2016
Österreichisches Kulturforum

Warsaw

Poland

  1. April 11, 2016
Royal Opera House Covent Garden

London

England

  1. April 14, 2016
San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego

USA

  1. April 15, 2016
Yerevan State Conservatory

Yerevan

Armenia

  1. April 15, 2016
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Allentown

USA

  1. April 16, 2016
Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theatre Center

Houston

USA

  1. April 16, 2016
Staatsoper

Hamburg

Germany

  1. April 18, 2016
Deutsche Oper Berlin

Berlin

Germany

  1. April 19, 2016
Semperoper

Dresden

Germany

  1. April 20, 2016
Theater und Orchester Heidelberg/Alter Saal

Heidelberg

Germany

  1. April 20, 2016
Théâtre du Châtelet

Paris

France

  1. April 21, 2016
 Klub Muzyki i Literatury

Wroclaw

Poland

  1. April 21, 2016
Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Amsterdam

Netherlands

  1. April 22, 2016
Musik u. Kunst Privatuniversität d.Stadt Wien-MUK

Vienna - MUK

Austria

  1. April 23, 2016
Staatstheater Kassel

Kassel

Germany

  1. April 25, 2016
San Francisco Opera

San Francisco

USA

  1. April 26, 2016
Royal Swedish Opera

Stockholm

Sweden

  1. April 27, 2016
Musaion - Depart. of Music, University of Pretoria

Pretoria

South Africa

  1. April 28, 2016
Glazbena Skola u Varazdinu

Varazdin

Croatia

  1. April 29, 2016
Prague State Opera/Statni Opera

Prague

Czech Republic

  1. April 30, 2016
Canadian Opera Company

Toronto

Canada

  1. May 02, 2016
Teatro della Fondazione Luigi Bon

Udine

Italia

  1. May 02, 2016
Tbilisi State Conservatorie

Tbilisi

Georgia

  1. May 05, 2016
Slovakisches Nationaltheater SND

Bratislava

Slovakia

  1. May 07, 2016
Griffith University, Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Brisbane

Australia

  1. May 07, 2016
Fundación Teatro Colón

Buenos Aires

Argentina

  1. May 10, 2016
McGill University - Schulich School of Music

Montréal

Canada

  1. May 10, 2016
Helikon Opera

Moscow

Russia

  1. May 12, 2016
SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana

Ljubljana

Slovenia

  1. May 13, 2016
Academy of Music  - Muzička akademija Sveučilište

Zagreb

Croatia

  1. May 13, 2016
Akademia Muzyczna, Aula Nova

Poznan

Poland

  1. May 14, 2016
Metropolitan Opera House List Hall

New York

USA

  1. May 17, 2016
Stadttheater Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt

Austria

  1. May 19, 2016
Konzertsaal Dzintari - Kammersaal

Jurmala

Latvia

  1. May 20, 2016
Teatro Real

Madrid

Spain

  1. May 20, 2016
Staatliche Philharmonie

Irkutsk

Russia

  1. May 27, 2016
Leyla Gencer Opera Salonu

Istanbul

Turkey

  1. May 27, 2016
Probebühne des Opernstudios der Oper Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

  1. May 29, 2016
Thessaloniki Megaro Concert Hall

Thessaloniki

Greece

  1. June 04, 2016
Artscape Theatre Center

Cape Town

South Africa

  1. June 24, 2016
Results 2016 - updated live: Total qualified: 69 singers17 qualifying rounds pending

The Jury

  • David Agler

    David Agler
    Wexford Festival Opera
    Artistic Director

  • Michael Ajzenstadt

    Michael Ajzenstadt
    Israeli Opera Tel Aviv
    Artistic Administrator

  • Dmitrij Bertman

    Dmitrij Bertman
    Helikon Opera Moscow
    Artistic Director

  • Marcus Desando

    Marcus Desando
    Gauteng Opera
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Toni Gradsack

    Toni Gradsack
    Teatro alla Scala Milano
    Responsabile delle Compagnie di Canto

  • Guy Montavon

    Guy Montavon
    Theater Erfurt
    Generalintendant

  • Hein Mulders

    Hein Mulders
    Aalto Theater und Philharmonie Essen
    Intendant

  • Björn Peters

    Björn Peters
    Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden - Semperoper
    Künstlerischer Betriebsdirektor

  • John Roos

    John Roos
    Artistic Director of Unisa International Music Competitions, South Africa (1988 - 2012)
    Chairman of the opera jury 2016

  • Christina Scheppelmann

    Christina Scheppelmann
    Gran Teatre del Liceu
    General Artistic Director

  • Melissa Wegner

    Melissa Wegner
    The Metropolitan Opera
    Associate Director, National Council Auditions

  • Matthew Wild

    Matthew Wild
    Cape Town Opera
    Artistic Director

  • Diane Zola

    Diane Zola
    Houston Grand Opera
    Director of Artistic Administration

Why Participate?

  • InternationalThe world’s best networked singing competition with qualifying rounds in 70 cities. Singers (males/females) of all nationalities are invited to enter the competition in the international qualifying rounds. List of all cities
  • JuryThe jury members of the final rounds are exclusively opera and casting directors of international renowned opera houses, who award additional engagements to the participants. List of all jury members
  • ObserversNumerous 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. List of registered observers
  • EngagementsThe engagement ratio of past participants of the final rounds is about 70%. List of all prizes and engagements
Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Artscape Theatre Centre

Cape Town 2016

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