Skip to main content

Dronning Sonja Internasjonale Musikkonkurranse

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition is one of the world’s leading voice competitions. BNO's General & Artistic Director, Mary Miller, is a board member.

The competition takes place every two years in Oslo, and is open for singers from around the world. The main goal of the competition is to assist the career development of talented young singers. It also acts as a bridge builder between the Norwegian and international music scenes.

The Competition’s institutional partners include The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, the Norwegian Academy of Music, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and The Royal Court. Singers of all nationalities may apply to take part of the Competition. Upper age limit is 32 years. Several participants for each competition are also nominated by the Competition’s.

Through several rounds, a jury consisting of internationally renowned opera directors, singers and casting associates from some of the world's top opera houses judge the participants' efforts. Each competition culminates in a grand final concert and prize-giving ceremony with H.M. Queen Sonja.

The next competition will take place 13 – 23 August 2019.

*Text from the competition's website

Hør Beate Mordal synge den vakre arien S'altro che lagrime fra Mozarts dramatiske opera La Clemenza di Tito.

Latest news

Blogg Krystian Ingeborg This Eve

Call an opera dude – or diva!

Have you always dreamed about talking directly to a real opera singer, an orchestra musician, a director ... or may be a composer? Now you have the chance to call them all, from up north in Bergen and southwards to Madrid!

Tito Poster Blogg

Cancelled: La clemenza di Tito

Due to the corona virus, Bergen National Opera and Musikkselskapet Harmonien have decided to cancel the Mozart opera La clemenza di Tito.