Glyndebourne’s major new international singing competition returns in 2020 with a renewed commitment to supporting diversity in opera. The Glyndebourne Opera Cup – the international competition for opera singers is designed to discover and spotlight the best young singers around the world, offering a top prize of £15,000 and a guaranteed role at a leading international opera house. The final will once again be broadcast live on Sky Arts on 7 March 2020 and is produced by Factory Films.
The 2020 competition will focus on Mozart, Rossini and selected French 19th-century composers and is open to singers aged between 21 and 32 who are in the early stages of their professional career and ready to perform on the opera stage.
Preliminary heats December 2019 & January 2020
New York, Vienna, Berlin, Milan, London, Paris, Cape Town
Semi-final and Final 4 & 7 March 2020
Glyndebourne, with the final broadcast live on Sky Arts
FIRST PRIZE £15,000 & guarantee of a professional role within five years at one of the international opera houses represented on the competition jury