Date: July 21 to 26, 2019
Country: Czech Republic
Founded by the renowned tenor Plácido Domingo in 1993, The Operalia aims to discover and to help launch the careers of the most promising young opera singers of today. Held in different cities every year, the event attracts singers of all voice tessituras around the world ranging from 18 to 32 years of age. Winners are selected by a jury panel of ten distinguished international opera personalities presided by Domingo as a non-voting member. Instead, the famous tenor will give artistic and career advice to all of the participants himself- which makes the event one of the most prestigious and competitive showcase in the world. Throughout its inception, the competition has helped launch the careers of several important artists, such as Brian Asawa, José Cura, Joyce DiDonato, Elizabeth Futral, Inva Mula and Ana María Martínez.
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- Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition Presented and organized by Musica Viva, the competition is the first major vocal event in Hong Kong.
- International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments In celebration of the anniversary of Poland’s independence, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute launched the first international competition in 2018.
- The Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition First established in 2013, the competition aims to promote highly gifted young musicians.