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The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2021

15 - 16 June

Oslo, 13 - 20 August

  International Competition

Opening Ceremony

Wednesday 14 August

6.00 pm Oslo City Hall

Host: Oslo council by Mayor Marianne Borgen


Preliminary rounds

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 June


20 contestants each day 

The results will be announced



Sunday 15 August

Lindeman Concert Hall, the 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


Final concert

Friday 20 August

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

6 finalists perform opera arias and duets with the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra


H.M. Queen Sonja presents the prizes.



Monday 16 August

5.00 pm Main House, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Masterclass in stagecraft 



Tuesday 17 August

4.00 pm Oscarshall Palace

Vocal masterclass


In collaboration with The Royal Court


Career development

Monday 16 August

11.00 am Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Participants who are not admitted to the final meet the jury members for feedback


Monday 16 August

3.00 pm Main House, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Career advisement with opera directors, casting directors, agents and PR expertise



Thursday 19 August

6.00 pm Oscarshall Palace

Concert with previous prize-winner


In collaboration with the Royal Court



Tickets for the final concert at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet:

+47 21 42 21 21 / www.operaen.no

Events at the Oscarshall Palace and Oslo City Hall:

For invited guests

All other events: Free entry



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