Join us in discovering the opera stars of tomorrow.

The Glyndebourne Opera Cup – an international competition for opera singers is designed to discover and spotlight the best young singers from around the world, offering a top prize of £15,000 and a platform for launching an international opera career.

You can join us in March 2018 for the final stages of the competition. The 25 semi-finalists will vye for one of ten places in the final, where they will sing for the judges for the last time, and the winner will be crowned.

The theme of the inaugural competition is Mozart, and the finalists will be accompanied by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.



The 2018 judging panel includes:

Sebastian F. Schwarz General Director, Glyndebourne (Chair)
Barrie Kosky Artistic Director, Komische Oper Berlin
David Devan General Director and President, Opera Philadelphia
Joan Matabosch Artistic Director, Teatro Real de Madrid
Sophie de Lint Artistic Director, Zurich Opera and Director designate of Dutch National Opera
Fortunato Ortombina Artistic Director, Teatro La Fenice, Venice
Pål Christian Moe Casting Consultant for Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Glyndebourne
Maria Mot Associate Director, Vocal & Opera, Intermusica

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