Applications for Glyndebourne Opera Cup to open in October2:50, 14th August 2017
Applications for a new international singing competition from Glyndebourne open on 2 October 2017.
The Glyndebourne Opera Cup is an international competition designed to discover the best young singers from around the world. The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £15,000 and the guarantee of a professional role within five years at one of the top international opera houses represented on the competition jury.
Sky Arts will broadcast the competition with a dedicated tv series capturing every stage of the competition, from the early rounds in cities around the world to the finals.
The biennial event will focus on the work of one operatic composer each time it is held. The inaugural competition, culminating in March 2018 at Glyndebourne, will focus on Mozart and is open to singers of any nationality aged between 21 and 28 who are in the early stages of their professional career.
Three preliminary rounds will take place in January 2018 in Philadelphia, London and Berlin, and the latter stages of the competition take place on the main stage at Glyndebourne in March 2018 in front of an audience. The finalists will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
The competition also offers prizes for second place (£10,000) and third place (£7,500), along with an Audience Award and a Promising Talent Award (£5,000 each).
The jury will be chaired by Glyndebourne general director Sebastian F. Schwarz, and also includes Barrie Kosky, Joan Matabosch, Sophie de Lint and David Devan.
Applications to the Glyndebourne Opera Cup can be submitted via glyndebourne.com between 2 October and 24 November 2017.