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Record-high number of applicants

Published by Ane Wadd-Oseth

A sparkling bouquet of 304 singers from 50 nations have applied to take part in this year's Competition in Oslo, 13 - 23 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 Competition is experiencing considerable international attention, which is reflected in the large amount of applications and the many nations represented among our applicants. For us, it is inspiring to be able to act as a career partner for so many talented, young singers. 

The Competition aims to help talents to a future career. The participants are, among other things, offered career guidance in our career development session with opera directors, casting directors, agents and PR expertise. QSIMC prizewinners also achieve engagements at Norwegian and international music scenes. 

You may find the Competition's complete programme here

The Scandinavian screening jury will evaluate all applications during April. In early May, we will invite around 40 singers to take part in the Competition in August. All applicants will hear from us when the results from the screening jury are in.

Our collaborating opera academies have nominated 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

The International Opera Studio, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
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