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Rules and Regulations

The competition is open to opera singers of any nationality who fulfill the following requirements:

  • not under 18 years of age
  • born on or after April 15, 1991 or after

The application will only be considered complete once payment of the registration fee has been received and the documentation and other necessary information has been validated. Information and documentation required:

  • CV
  • Color photography
  • Video recording of 2 opera Arias
  • Repertoire for all the competitions

We have 30.000€ in prize money, concerts for prize-winners, travel refund for the finalists,among others.

Our Jury is at the highest level: Sergei Leiferkus (president), Aleksandar Nikolic, Anna Samuil, Erik Malmquist, Ivan van Kalmthout, Maria Stefyuk and Robert Köerner.

It will be a very exciting experience in Cascais -Portugal, besides the competition we are preparing Voice and Act Masterclasses and an amazing international professional network.

Instructions for the video recording of two opera arias:

The Arias must be recorded in a video format (professional or simply with a phone), the jury must hear and see the competitors.

Prior to starting your performace you must present the Aria, the opera and the composer.

Accompanying your Aria by a musician or a recorded instrumental is ALLOWED.

We wish to give all participants equal opportunities, therefore we opt for the simplest recording without any sort of editing.

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