Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka once every three years to commemorate the world-famous prima donna, MIURA Tamaki. This Competition aims not only to discover more talented artists in the musical world but also to promote the development of musical culture, strengthen international relations thorough global cultural exchange, and create Shizuoka’s unique culture to show throughout the world.
Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka has attracted participants from around the world, including past winners of other leading global competitions. All participants are judged by a committee of leading international experts and artistic directors of major opera houses in our competition. Especially in the 2nd round, each contestant will perform one or more pieces specified by the judges from the opera character chosen at the time of his or her application. Performances will be approximately 20 minutes in durations. This is an unusual approach to judging for an international competition. Pieces will be chosen for degree of difficulty and will enable evaluation not only vocal technique and expressiveness, but also performing experience.
The reason we give our competition the name "Opera Competition" is that we have the challenging assignment at the 2nd round, where contestants cannot go to the finals without the ability to perform a role of operas from the beginning to the end.
We are now accepting applications! 1st Prize-3,000,000yen, 2nd Prize-1,500,000yen, 3rd Prize-750,000yen. Hotel accommodation charges will be covered by the organizer and financial support for travelling can be provided under certain conditions. For more details, please visit our website below.
Guide for Applicants at: https://www.suac.ac.jp/opera-en/competition/guidelines.html
Online Application Form from this page at: https://www.suac.ac.jp/opera-en/competition/entry.html