Two competitions for singers, to be held in Dundee in September 2021, will be a feature of the new Opera Festival Scotland – Dundee’s newest arts festival and Scotland’s first festival of opera. The Festival is organised by an experienced and passionate group of local volunteers and aims to educate, engage and inspire, making opera accessible for all. The Festival’s patron is revered composer Judith Weir. It is hoped the competitions will appeal to young singers beginning their musical careers, and those with outstanding singing talent but have chosen alternative career paths. The competitions’ deadline is 31st March.
The Young Artists Singing Competition welcomes singers between the ages of 21 and 30 on 25th September this year, who are currently studying music or recently graduated in voice/ music/opera, and legally abiding in the UK or Europe. Accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Competition offers the opportunity to sing with a world-class orchestra in front of a live audience and panel of jurors. Additionally, the Non-professionals 30+ Singing Competition is for singers over the age of 30 on 24th September this year, resident in the UK, who have chosen alternative career paths to music but still continue to develop their skills and artistry in operatic singing and who are vital in sustaining opera in their communities.