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Vocal Competition Application


Rules, Guidelines and Eligibility

  • The Kyrenia Opera Cyprus Vocal Competition—now in its sixth year—is open to classical singers who are legal residents of the United States or the European Union.
  • The competition is judged entirely by online submission of pre-recorded videos.
  • Applicants may apply regardless of current place of residence.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 and no more than 32 years of age, as of December 1, 2020.
  • Previous applicants are eligible to apply.


  • Young Artist Division: Ages 24-32 as of December 1, 2020.
  • Student Division: Ages 18-23 as of December 1, 2020, who are enrolled in a College/University/Music School or private instruction.


  • Young Artist Division: $1000 to be used for advancement in classical singing and a performance as featured guest in one of Kyrenia Opera’s concerts.
  • Student Division: $1000 and a performance as featured guest in one of Kyrenia Opera’s concerts.
  • Cyprus Singer Award: $1000 prize for a singer who is a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus. Ages 18-32.

 Judging Criteria

  • A committee of voice professionals chaired by international baritone William Stone will select a winner from each division.
  • All contestants must perform/submit two arias or one aria and one song in different languages.
  • All selections must be sung in the original language.
  • Contestants will be judged on beauty of voice, technical skill, musicality, diction, expression, potential for professional career, and overall performance.

 Video Recording Guidelines 

  • Videos must not have been recorded before January 2020.
  • Pre-recorded accompaniments (piano/orchestra) are acceptable.
  • Any venue for video recording is acceptable.

Application Fee

A $30 USD non-refundable application fee is required upon completion of the application.


All materials must be submitted no later than April 30, 2021. The winners will be announced by May 31, 2021.


Special Awards may be granted based on the judges’ recommendations. The judges reserve the right not to grant an award in any category. The judges’ decision is final.

If you have any questions or if you have not received a confirmation email after submitting your application, please send an email to

    Please select the division you are applying for:
    Young Artist Division
    Student Division

    Please select if you are a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus and would like to be considered for the "Cyprus Singer Award":
    I am a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus

    Submit all Materials below:

    Video recordings of two contrasting arias or one aria and one song in two different languages. Provide links/url to the video recordings on any of the online storage services of your choice like YouTube, Dropbox, WeTransfer, iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. (Ex. http://...; or https://...) All selections must be sung in the original language.

    1. Proof of legal residency in the U.S. or EU: Passport, Birth Certificate or a permanent resident (green) card.
    2. Proof of age: Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate
    3. Current color photo or head-shot

    Upon completion, you will be redirected to complete payment.

    If you do not receive the confirmation message in your inbox within a few minutes after submission, please check your Junk/Spam E-mail folder