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Welcome to the 2019 Competition

Published by Ane Wadd-Oseth

Welcome to The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2019! From the 13th to the 23rd of August, Oslo will again play host to some of the world’s most talented young singers as they compete for a place in the grand finale at the stunning Norwegian Opera & Ballet.


The Queen Sonja International Music Competition – An opportunity of a lifetime!

- A leading high level voice competition
- A kick-start to your career
- A prestigious international jury
- Exposure to the music industry
- Meet your future colleagues
- Rewarding masterclasses
- Concert engagements
- Prizewinner concerts
- Final concert at the stunning Opera House in Oslo
- Prizes awarded by HM Queen Sonja of Norway

Application deadline: 1 April 2019

Through exposure to an international jury of influential figures within the opera world, masterclasses with award-winning professionals, and considerable cash prizes, participation in The Queen Sonja International Music Competition offers young artists a valuable kick-start to their careers.

For the audience, the Competition provides the opportunity to discover opera’s rising stars through unique concert experiences. Our public masterclasses give a rare insight into the artistic process. Through live streaming and our partnership with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, it is possible to experience the nerves and excitement wherever you are.

Applications will open 15 February 2019, with a deadline of 1 April. Stay tuned to the website for more information and like us on Facebook and Instagram to receive updates. We look forward to sharing many more exceptional musical moments with you.


Photo: Ruslana Koval (soprano, Ukraine), Finalist Prize winner 2017
Photo credits: Marius Nyheim Kristoffersen



Video made by Jacob Kronen, footage from NRK's production of the final concert in 2017
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