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Thank you to all applicants

Published by Ane Wadd-Oseth

A sparkling bouquet of 240 singers from 47 nations have applied to take part in this year's Competition in Oslo, 8 - 18 August. Thank you for choosing The Queen Sonja International Music Competition as your career partner. For us, this is an honour and a privilege. We wish every one of you the very best of luck.


The Norwegian screening jury consists of Professor Svein Bjørkøy (tenor), Ingebjørg Kosmo (mezzo-soprano) and Toril Carlsen (soprano). The jury will gather during April to evaluate the applications. In early May, we will invite around 40 singers to take part in the Competition in August.

Our collaborating opera academies have nominated around 12 singers who will be admitted directly to the preliminary rounds in Oslo:


Bayerische Staatsoper Young Artist Program, Munich

Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Young Artist Program, Moscow

Internationales Opernstudio
, Opernhaus Zürich

Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Royal Opera House, London

Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program
, Teatro alla Scala, Milan
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