Vocal Competition

PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc.


7th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPERA AWARDS COMPETITION

Information, Guidelines, and Application
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PARTNERS announces its 7th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPERA AWARDS COMPETITION, to be held October 12 & 13, 2019, at the historic Lyceum, Alexandria, VA – accessible by metro and minutes away from Reagan National Airport. Approved applicants move to Semi-Finals Round, October 12. Finalists compete for First, Second, and Honorable Mention Prizes in Round 2 on October 13.  Judges for Semi and Final Rounds are opera experts.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 6, 2019

First Prize: $8,000
Second Prize: $4,000
Honorable Mention Award $2,000 in honor of Sylvia Mestek
Finalists’ Encouragement Award: $300 each

ELIGIBILITY 

  • Applicants, whether or not under artist management, must be between the ages of 25 and 35 at the date of the competition–October 13, 2019.
  • Non-U.S. citizens must show proof of legal residency in the United States or proof of full-time enrollment in a university, college, or conservatory in the United States before being permitted to enter the competition. Federal and Virginia state laws require that tax be withheld on money won as prizes by non-U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be able to attend the semifinal and the final rounds of the competition.
  • Winners must be present to receive a competition prize on the day of the final round. Nonparticipation in the awards ceremony by a winner will constitute cancellation of the prize.
  • Applicants selected for an award may be invited to perform at future PARTNERS for the Arts events and receive an honorarium.

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