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Programme

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2019

Oslo, 13 - 23 August
Bergen, 3 October

 

  International Competition

Opening Ceremony
Wednesday 14 August
6.00 pm Oslo City Hall
Host: Oslo council by Mayor Marianne Borgen

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Preliminary rounds
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August
Lindeman Concert Hall, the Norwegian Academy of Music
11.00 am - 12.30 pm
1.45 pm - 3.00 pm
3.30 pm - 4.45 pm (only Thursday)
20 contestants each day
The results will be announced at approximately 8.00 pm on Friday 16 August 

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Semifinal
Sunday 18 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

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Final concert
Friday 23 August
7.00 pm (6.45 pm) Main House, The 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.

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Masterclasses

Tuesday 20 August
4.00 pm Oscarshall
Vocal masterclass with Sumi Jo (soprano)
Piano: Lina Braaten
In collaboration with the Royal Court

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Wednesday 21 August
10.00 am Main House, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Masterclass in stagecraft with Stefan Herheim (opera director)
Piano: Olesya Tutova

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Wednesday 21 August
1.00 pm Main House, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Vocal masterclass with Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)
Piano: Olesya Tutova

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Career development

Saturday 17 August
10.00 am the Norwegian Academy of Music
Participants who are not admitted to the semi-final meet the jury members for feedback

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Monday 19 August
11.00 am Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Participants who are not admitted to the final meet the jury members for feedback

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Monday 19 August
2.30 pm Auditorium,
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Panel discussion
What are the success factors for a
singing career in opera?
Panel: Robert Körner, Opéra National de Lyon, Diane Zola, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Ben Rayfield, Rayfield Allied, London and Ulrike Wilckens, Ophelias Culture PR, Munich


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Concerts

Thursday 22 August
5.00 pm Oscarshall Palace
Concert with Soprano Mari Eriksmoen,
Finalist in 2007
Piano: Sveinung Bjelland
In collaboration with the Royal Court

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Thursday 3 October
7.30 pm Grieg Concert Hall, Bergen
Opera Gala with up to eight prize-winners
Conductor: Evan Rogister
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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Tickets

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

Tickets for the prizewinner concert in Grieg Concert Hall, Bergen:

www.harmonien.no

All other events: Free entry

 

 

 
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