This year Queen Sonja International Music Competition 5 finalists were announced by the Jury. They will compete in the finals on Friday, August 21st on the main stage of Oslo National Opera House.
The Competition plays an important role in Norwegian cultural life, and it contributes in placing Norway on the international map of music. This year among applicants were 223 singers from more than 42 countries.
This year Jury consists of Sophie De Lint (artistic director of Zurich Opera), Jonathan Friend (artistic administrator at the Metropolitan Opera), Angelika Kirchschlager (internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano), Dominic Meyer (director of Wiener Staatsoper), Pal Christian Moe (artistic advisor of Norwegian National Opera), Christoph Seuferle (artistic director Deutsche Oper Berlin) and Bo Skovhus (Internationally acclaimed baritone).
Finals to take place on 21st of August on the main stage of the Oslo Opera House. More details on The Queen Sonja International Competition Website