The Glyndebourne Opera Cup
An international competition for opera singers.
The Glyndebourne Opera Cup returned in 2020 with a renewed commitment to finding diverse singers of the future. The competition offered a top prize of £15,000 and a guaranteed role at a leading international opera house.
The final was broadcast live on Sky Arts on 7 March 2020 and the series was produced by Factory Films.
The 2020 competition
The full list of 2020 prize winners:
The 2018 competition
Take a look back at the journey of the finalists and relive the excitement of our first ever international singing competition.
The full list of 2018 prize winners:
Second place (£10,000) – Jacquelyn Stucker
Third place (£7,500) – Elbenita Kajtazi
Ginette Theano prize for most promising talent (£5,000) – Emily Pogorelc
Media prize (£5,000) (adjudicated by a media panel) – Samantha Hankey
Audience prize (£5,000) – Elbenita Kajtazi
The 2018 winner, American mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey, went on to make her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2018.
The inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup in 2018 was shortlisted for a Royal Television Society Award.