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Audience Programme 2019

Published by Ane Wadd-Oseth

From 13 August, the most promising acts of international opera will be in Oslo for a ten-day celebration of the arts. You are hereby invited!

The 40 contestants of this year's Queen Sonja International Music Competition will engage in competition, masterclasses, and career advisement sessions with international opera leaders – set in some of Oslo's greatest music venues. At the other end, grand prizes and important concert deals await.

The majority of the events in this year's competition programme are open to the public, and in most cases free of charge. Would you like to hear opera singers from every corner of the world give the wonders of Norwegian classical music a try? Or what about experiencing one of the leading international opera directors, Stefan Herheim, in action? We are proud to present our audience programme for QSIMC 2019.


Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August

Preliminary Rounds

Lindeman Concert Hall, Norwegian Academy of Music 
11.00 am - 12.30 pm
1.45 pm - 3.00 pm
3.30 pm - 4.45 pm

20 contestants each day
The results will be announced at approximately 8.00 pm
on Friday 16 August
Free entry


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Sunday 18 August

Semifinal

Lindeman Concert Hall, Norwegian Academy of Music
1.00 pm - 2.20 pm
3.00 pm - 4.20 pm
5.00 pm - 6.20 pm

12 contestants
The results will be announced at approximately 8.00 pm
Free entry


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Monday 19 August

Panel discussion: What are the key contributors to a successful career as an opera singer?   

2.30 pm, Main House, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Career advisement with directors, agents and PR expertise. 

Panel: Robert Körner (Opéra National de Lyon), 
Diane Zola (Metropolitan Opera, New York) and Ulrike Wilckens (Ophelias Culture PR).
Moderator: Lars Hallvard Flæten (Queen Sonja International Music Competition)
Free entry


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Onsdag 21 August

Masterclass in stagecraft with Stefan Herheim (opera director)

10.00 am, Main House, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Piano: Olesya Tutova
Free entry

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Vocal masterclass with Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

1.00 pm, Main House, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Piano: Olesya Tutova
Free entry


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Friday 23 August

Final Concert

7.00 pm (6.45 pm), Main House, Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

5-6 finalists perform opera arias with the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra 
Conductor: Risto Joost
Compère: Mari Lunnan
H. M. Queen Sonja presents the prizes. 

Tickets: www.operaen.no


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Thursday 3 October

Opera Gala in Bergen 

7.30 pm Grieg Concert Hall, Bergen
Opera Gala with up to eight prize-winners
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Evan Rogister 

Tickets: www.harmonien.no


Photo: Marius Nyheim Kristoffersen

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