The Glyndebourne Opera Cup
The Glyndebourne Opera Cup Semi-final
Join us in discovering the opera stars of tomorrow at the Semi-final of The Glyndebourne Opera Cup – an international competition designed to discover the best young singers around the world.
Join us in discovering the opera stars of tomorrow at the Semi-Final of The Glyndebourne Opera Cup – an international competition designed to discover the best young singers around the world.
Following preliminary rounds in Cape Town, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris, Vienna and New York, up to 20 ambitious young singers will go head-to-head on Glyndebourne’s main stage in the Semi-final. They’ll be demonstrating their skill with French 19th century repertoire and the works of Mozart and Rossini, vying for one of only six places in the Final.
Wednesday 4 March 2020
11.00am – 7.30pm
Announcement of finalists: 7.00pm – 7.30pm
Tickets: central seats £30; side seats £20
20 semi-finalists perform with piano accompaniment, at the end of which the jury selects the successful finalists.
Horsted Place near Uckfield, Lewes and Glyndebourne is the Preferred Hotel of the 2020 Glyndebourne Cup and offers accommodation for stay during the competition.
Please check the Horsted Place website to check on accommodation.
Interested in applying for a place in the Glyndebourne Opera Cup? Applications for singers open on 1 September 2019. To be eligible, you must be aged between 21-32 at the time of the final on 7 March 2020. We are dedicated to removing barriers to entry and Sky Arts bursaries are available.
The 2020 judging panel
Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director of Glyndebourne
Steven Naylor, Director of Artistic Administration, Glyndebourne
Joan Matabosch, Artistic Director, Teatro Real de Madrid
Michel Franck, General Director, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Shirley Thomson, Director and Head of Vocal, Harrison Parrott
Sumi Jo, soprano
Sir Thomas Allen, baritone
Dame Felicity Lott, soprano
First prize: £15,000 and the offer of a role in an opera staged by one of the companies represented on the Competition jury within five years.
Second prize: £10,000
Third prize: £7,500
The Ginette Theano Prize for Most Promising Talent: £5,000
Audience prize: £5,000
Watch the Glyndebourne Opera Cup
The Final will be broadcast live on Sky Arts on 7 March 2020 and the series is produced by Factory Films.