Opera Singing Competition

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Sponsor | Organizer:Foundation Concerto | University of Music Würzburg
Year of foundation:2014
Instrument | Category:Opera singing
Participants:Students of the University of Music Würzburg
Prize money:

for female and male singing voices respectively:

1st prize 2.000 € | 2nd prize 1.000 € | 3rd prize 500 €

Obligations:Performance at the winners' concert
Next date:Summer semester 2021 | Theater in der Bibrastraße
Application deadline:-

The competition is open to the public. Audio and video recordings are not permitted.


A total of 5 opera arias (1 operetta aria is possible) from at least three eras and in at least three different languages must be performed. Below:

  • 1 German-language opera aria
  • 1 opera aria by W. A. Mozart
  • 1 opera aria with recitative

All arias must be performed in the original key, from memory and completely. Any strokes must be approved in advance by the Competition Commission.

The competition takes place in two rounds on one day.

First round: two opera arias
Break with announcement of the participants of the second round
Second round: an opera aria
Announcement of the winners

Conditions of participation

Students of the HfM Würzburg in the core subject singing who have received a recommendation from their main subject teacher to participate are admitted. Students of the master class and the master program as well as the higher semesters of the bachelor program are planned.
Previous winners of a prize may no longer take part in the competition.

A mentor will be provided. (Participants may also bring their own companions at their own expense.) It is expressly requested that the pianist bring legible and scrollable sheet music with him or her!


The jury consists of at least five persons. At least three jurors must be members of the singing section of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg.


After the first round, the jurors decide on the forwarding with "Yes" or "No".

After the second round the winners will be determined by a 25 point system. The highest and lowest number of points will be lost once when the scores are counted.

If two or more participants receive the same number of points, points will be awarded again after consultation with the jury until different numbers are reached. Teachers who are on the jury are allowed to assess their own students.