For competitors

All information about the 2019 competition

Competition schedule

Women born in 1989 or later and men born in 1987 or later are eligible to participate in the competition in 2019, regardless of nationality.

How to apply

The application form must be accompanied by details of the competition repertoire and a short biography, including at least the names of educational establishments attended and names of teachers, dates of any diplomas or degrees awarded, major public performances (including place and date) and any previous prizes at international competitions.

The application must include the following:

  • A copy of an ID card or other official form of identification.
  • Two photographs (high-quality, resolution 300 dpi, black and white, postcard size).
  • A high-quality recording with both sound and image of the applicant for preselection purposes, of one aria and two solo songs in different styles and in different languages.

The application form and all relevant enclosers  (including the pre-selection recording with sound and image) must be submitted by Friday 30 November 2018.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 The application period for the competition will begin in on 1 August 2018. There is no application or registration fee.

Before the competition, any enquiries may be sent to

During the competition, assistance on all matters will be provided by the staff of the Competition Office.