Local flair and world-class talent

New Opera Singapore

New Opera Singapore (NOS) was established in 2011 by Soprano Jeong Ae-Ree to promote award-winning Singaporean opera singers and to provide a platform for them to perform and pass down their skills. We have staged modern operas through the innovative reinterpretation of works by 20th century composers such as Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc and are also continuously pushing the boundaries of opera presentation. One notable example is the release of Stravinsky's 'The Rake’s Progress' as a feature-length opera movie casted entirely by puppets during the pandemic.

New Opera Singapore also actively seeks to educate the wider public through a variety of community outreach programmes at schools, libraries, and even business centres. Through our bite-sized opera programme Who's Afraid of Opera?, local communities, many of whom have never before stepped into an opera house, are treated to arias and art songs, and will even sing along in Italian to 'O Sole Mio'.

New Opera Singapore’s efforts are slowly but surely demystifying opera as an old-fashioned and elitist art form. With local flair and world-class talent, New Opera Singapore is 'Always Something New'.

Youth Opera Comique - International Youth Vocal Competition 2022


Date: 1 Nov 2021 – 28 Feb 2022 | Ongoing
Venue: Online submission
Application Period: 1 Nov 2021 - 28 Feb 2022 (2359hrs GMT)

SGD 65 registration fee
SGD 20 pianist fee; will be refunded if not needed

Requirements:
- 2 contrasting Classical songs/arias
- 1 set piece (a choice of either Excerpt 1 or 2; with flexibility to transpose key as suitable for your voice type and range)

There will be 3 rounds of selection, culminating with a live Prize-winners Concert in 2022 pending the current global situation.

Junior Category (Aged 16 and below, at Feb 2022)
1st Prize SGD 1000
2nd Prize SGD 800
3rd Prize SGD 500

Senior Category (Aged 21 and below, at Feb 2022)
1st Prize SGD 3000
2nd Prize SGD 2000
3rd Prize SGD 1000

Video recording to be submitted via email/cloud storage to enquiry@newopera.sg.
We also accept submissions as video links on Youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer etc

Please note the additional recording requirements:
- Unedited
- One-take
- In common video formats e.g. .mp4, .avi, .mov

International Youth  Vocal Compeition 2022

All About
New Opera Singapore

1

Story behind New Opera

We aim to reshape and revolutionize opera in the most modern and innovative of ways, presenting the art not only as a form of entertainment but also as an educational and inspirational experience for people from all walks of life.

2

Our History

New Opera Singapore Ltd is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

3

Institutions of a Public Character

Singapore-registered IPC Charity (UEN number: 201114824K, IPC reg. number: IPC000752)

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