DEBUT is an international Classical Singing Competition, which supports young opera singers embarking on their career. The contest is open to the following voice types: soprano, mezzo-soprano & alto, tenor, countertenor and baritone & bass. It gives young soloists an opportunity to appear in a competition with a strong international profile in the presence of a distinguished judging panel. The event is held every second year in Weikersheim, which following a three-month entry phase serve as the venue for the preliminary rounds and the competition.

The next competition will take place from 18 to 25 September 2022. Applications can be submitted online from  April 2022.

  • Female singers aged 34 or under 
  • Male singers aged 34 or under 
  • Technical skill
  • Musical interpretation (rhythm, phrasing, expression)
  • Voice quality
  • Artistic personality / presence
  • Registration fee: 40 EUR
  • Participation fee for the competition week: 200 EUR
  • Qualifying rounds
  • Semifinal
  • Lieder recital
  • Final / gala concert