Application period : 1.1. - 10.3.2017

International Jury of an odd member will be announced on this web site. Decisions of the Jury are definitive.

Eligible for application are singers (either sex) of all nationalities who have NOT yet reached their 36th birthday (maximum) during the preliminary round of the competition.

Contestants are required to proof their identity and age before the competition starts. The competition has three rounds (women and men together).

The contestant is not allowed to repeat any aria in final round which was already sung in the competition.

The contestants shall perform all pieces from memory.

Repertory changes are allowed until March 10, 2017.

Transposing of scenes is not allowed.

The repertory must be performed in the original language.

The competition is public and non/anonymous.

Accompanying piano players shall be made available to the contestants by organizer free of charge. The contestants are entitled to being accompanied by a piano player of their personal confidence at their own cost.

The International singing competition have the world rights to record and broadcast on radio or television or any other existing or future recording, reproducing and/or broadcasting audiovisual means, the performances of the contestants, who by virtue of their participation in the contest express and formally renounce all the rights to which, from this fact, they could be entitled.

Through his/her act of registration in the contest, the candidate agrees to accept these contest rules, as well as the decisions of the Jury. 


The Preliminary live auditions will take place on:

March 18, 2017: Panama City (Republic of Panama)

April 5, 2017: Budapest

April 8, 2017: Warsaw

April 11, 2017: Prague

April 21, 2017: Moscow

April 25, 2017: Vienna

April 28, 2017: Munich


In the Preliminary live audition, the participant chooses any two arias from the official repertory list

The participant will sing one of those two arias according to his/her own decision. The contestant will sing second aria in case of jury requirement. The participant’s performance will be recorded.

From each city, the progressing participants will be selected for the semifinal.

The organizer may change or cancel any place of Preliminary live audition no later than March 20,2017. In this case, participants will be offered an alternative place and date of the first round. If the participant does not accept this option, the fee will be fully refunded.

The participants will be notified no later than March 20, 2017 about the exact address and timing of the Preliminary live audition.


The Semi final round (October 13, 2017 - CZECH REPUBLIC)

Organizer will cover accommodation and transport allowances to Czech Republic to all participants selected to the Semi final.

In the Semi final, the participant chooses any two arias from the official repertory list (MAY be different or NOT from the arias of the Preliminary live audition).


Final round (October 14, 2017 - CZECH REPUBLIC)

In the Final round, the participant chooses one aria from the official repertory list (must be different from arias presented in the Preliminary live audition and Semi final rounds).


GALA CONCERT of the winners (October 15, 2017 - CZECH REPUBLIC)

The festive proclamation of the competition results and the prize-giving ceremony will take place at the Closing Gala concert of the winners. 

All the winners must attend and perform at the Closing Gala concert.

First tree winners are required to perform at the winner’s concerts which are planned from October 16, to October 20, 2017, when organizers ask for it. Otherwise, they lose claim to the prize. The organizer pays for the accommodation fees for all those singers who stay for the concerts.


The contestants agree with the eventual public audio or video recording without any claim to the fee.

The contestants have to fill in the online application form and or send it by post by March 10, 2017 at the latest.

The capacity of the competition is limited. In case of interest, please send the application form as soon as possible (date per post mark or email is relevant).

The contestants have to fill in online application form. After sending the application form and received the confirmation, the registration fee 100 EUR (banking commissions to be paid by the candidate) shall be paid.

Further, the transaction confirmation has to be sent to organizer's  e-mail: 

Bank account information:

Number : 2600329183 / 2010
Owner : Opera mladých z.s.
IBAN : CZ3020100000002600329183
Adrdress of the bank: Fio banka, a.s., V Celnici 1028/10, 117 21 Praha 1

If the contestant fails to attend the competition for any reason, the registration fee shall not be reimbursed.



In the preliminary round, participants pay for their travel and accommodation expenses.

From the semifinal round, the organizer pays for the hotel.

All participants advancing from the preliminary round, the organizer will provide a travel allowance to the Czech Republic.

Participation fee: 100EUR.

Participation will be confirmed to those participants who sent a copy of the document confirming the application fee payment via



1st Prize - 40.000 CZK

2nd Prize - 20.000 CZK

3rd Prize - 10.000 CZK


Special prizes 2017

The final round of the competition is also the audition for:

The National Theatre, Panama (Panama)

Romantik Theater, (Austria)


Concert tour of the Czech Republic in the framework of the festival "The Jakub Pustina and his guests"

Prize of Gabriela Benackova - 5 x 300 EUR voucher for Master Class

Prize of Irena Sylya - 3 x 400 EUR voucher for Master Class

Concert in Luxembourg

Concert in Austria

Concert in Germany

Prize of Mayor of Zdar nad Sazavou

Prize of Town of Zdar nad Sazavou

Prize of Vysocina Region


SCHEDULE Semi final round and Final round


October 12th


13:00 - 20:00

Arrival and registration of contestants in the hotel, Rehearsals



October 13th



Semi final round


Lunch break


Semi final round





October 14th



Final round


Annoucement of the results, awarding prizes



October 15th



Galaconcert of the winners



October 16th

Concert of the winners (city will be announced)

October 17th

Concert of the winners (city will be announced)

October 18th

Concert of the winners (city will be announced)

October 19th

Concert of the winners (city will be announced)







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