The 5th Annual Vocal Competition Rules, Guidelines and Eligibility

Eligibility
The Kyrenia Opera Cyprus Vocal Scholarship 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, 2019.
Previous applicants are eligible to apply in consecutive years.

Prizes
First Prize: $1000 to be used for advancement in classical singing. The first prize winner will be invited as featured guest to one of Kyrenia Opera's upcoming concerts.
Second Prize: $500 to be used for advancement in classical singing.

Judging Criteria
A panel of voice professionals will select a first and second place winner. The winners will be notified by April 30, 2019. 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, 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.

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

Deadline
All materials must be submitted no later than March 31, 2019.

Disclosure
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, please send an email to cyprusvocalcompetition@kyreniaopera.org

Vocal Competition Application

















Submit all Materials below:

Recordings of two contrasting art songs and/or arias in two different languages. Provide links/url to video/audio 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 citizenship in the Republic of Cyprus (Either applicant, parent or grandparent)
2. Proof of age: Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate
3. Current color photo or head-shot

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