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Competition rules 

Singers of all nationalities born after January 1st 1985 can apply to take part in the 2017 Competition.

A national jury will evaluate all applications based on the submitted footage.

Successful applicants will be notified in April/May 2017.

Participating candidates must be present in Oslo for registration on the 8th of August 2017. Registration closes at 16:00. Participants must be available to participate in all stages of the Competition up to and including the 18th of August 2017.

All candidates will draw a number at registration, which will determine the order of performance.

Participating candidates will be provided with free hotel accommodation in Oslo for as long as they remain in the Competition.

Piano accompanists will be provided by the Competition for the preliminary round and semi-final. Candidates are free to bring their own accompanists if they prefer. 

Up to 12 candidates in total may be nominated by the Competition’s participating opera academies. These candidates will be admitted directly to the preliminary rounds in Oslo.

To achieve a good geographical spread amongst the contestants, no more than four candidates of any one nationality will be admitted to the preliminary rounds. This does not include any candidates nominated by the Competition’s participating opera academies.

All rounds of the Competition in Oslo are open to the public.


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