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Application period for DEBUT 2016 has ended.

We would like to cordially thank you for your application!

Now we are looking with great attention to the decision of the judging panel. We wish all participants good luck!


Dates DEBUT 2016!

8. European Singing Contest DEBUT 2014 from 19. - 24.09.2016.

The application process starts from 1. April 2016 and runs until 30. June 2016!

The qualifications take place from 19. - 21. September 2016 at Weikersheim Castle.

The song recital happens on 22. September 2016 with the award ceremony for the best song.

The highlight will be the Gala concert with the final round on 24. September 2016 at Wandelhalle Bad Mergentheim.

KS Prof. Peter Schreier ist Schirmherr des 8.Europäischen Gesangswettbewerbs DEBUT 2016

Kammersänger Prof. Peter Schreier übernimmt die Schirmherrschaft über den 8. Europäischen Gesangswettbewerb DEBUT 2016. Lesen Sie hier weiter.

Clarry Bartha takes over as Artistic Director of DEBUT 2016

Clarry Bartha has agreed to take over as Artistic Director of DEBUT 2016, the 8th European Opera Singing Competition. The Swedish-born soprano, who lives in Boxberg (Main-Tauber district), has traditionally demonstrated a passionate commitment to the competition which is further underlined by her new role: her extensive professional experience as a performing artist has already stood her in good stead as a member of the judging panel.

Further information is available at News-Press!

Dates competition week

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DEBUT supports young opera singers embarking on an international career. The competition is open to the following voices types:
Soprano - Mezzosoprano/Alto - Tenor - Countertenor - Baritone/Bass



Prizes values amounting 30.000 €!

1st Prize: Golden "Viktoria and 10,000 € prize money

2nd Prize: Silver "Viktoria" and 5.000 € prize money

3rd Prize: Bronze "Viktoria" and 2,500 € prize money

for further finalists 500 € each

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