The 2019-20 Cyprus Vocal Competition Rules, Guidelines and Eligibility
The Kyrenia Opera Cyprus Vocal Competition is open to classical singers who are citizens of the Republic of Cyprus or whose parent or grandparent is a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus.
Applicants may apply regardless of current place of residence.
Applicants must be at least 18 and no more than 35 years of age, as of March 31, 2020.
Previous applicants are eligible to apply in consecutive years.
First Prize: $1000 to be used for advancement in classical singing and a performance as featured guest to one of Kyrenia Opera’s upcoming concerts.
Second Prize: $500 to be used for advancement in classical singing and a performance as featured guest to one of Kyrenia Opera’s upcoming concerts.
A panel of voice professionals will select a first and second place winner based on submitted recordings. The winners will be notified by April 30, 2020. In addition to monetary awards, the first prize winner will be invited as featured guest to one of Kyrenia Opera’s upcoming concerts in New York or Cyprus.
Contestants will be judged on beauty of voice, technical skill, musicality, diction, expression, potential for professional career, and overall performance.
All contestants must perform/submit two contrasting art songs and/or arias in two different languages. All selections must be sung in the original language.
A $40 non-refundable application fee is required upon completion of the application.
All materials must be submitted no later than March 31, 2020.
The judges reserve the right not to grant an award in any category.
Special Awards may be granted based on the judges’ recommendations.
The judges’ decision is final.
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