8th National Opera Competition

Falls Church, VA USA
Deadline: 02/26/2021
Fee: $40.00


Classical/OperaYoung ArtistEmerging ProVoicePaid


During this difficult time PARTNERS continues to be true to its mission of encouraging the careers of emerging opera singers by having a virtual competition through our new portal hosted by Acceptd.


* Applicants must be between the ages of 25 to 35 as of April 11, 2021 as of April 11, 2021

* Past 1st and 2nd prize PARTNERS’ Competition winners are not eligible to apply.


1st Prize - $8,000, 2nd Prize - $4,000; 3rd Prize: $2,000, Audience Choice Award $1,000, Judges Encouragement Award $300

A panel of professional opera experts will judge the preliminaries, semifinals and final rounds of the competition. The decision of the judges is final. Results will be announced on PARTNERS’ website April 15, 2021.

See website for specific application and recording requirements.

Deadline for Application and video submission: February 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET (Eastern Time)

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