Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition

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Friday 6 – Wednesday 11 September 2019

The biennial Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition has been established with the intention of reflecting, and in the hope of extending, awareness and appreciation of the richness of the song repertoire. German Lieder occupy a pre-eminent place in the history of song, and for the purposes of this Competition, the Lieder of Schubert will be a compulsory part of certain rounds.Every candidate must perform in English, French and German in the Preliminary and Semi-final rounds, and must also be able to show their abilities in a selection of other languages for the Final round.

Twenty seven singers and pianists will perform in the Preliminary Round, and those successful will progress to the Semi-Final and Finals at Wigmore Hall on Monday 9 and Wednesday 11 September.

Alongside the Competition, there will be Learning Programme events focused on exploring and celebrating the art of song.

Come and Sing © Benjamin Ealovega

Come and Sing: English Song

Friday 6 September 2019 10:00AM

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition

Saturday 7 September 2019 11:00AM

Preliminary Stage: Day 1

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition

Sunday 8 September 2019 11:00AM

Preliminary Stage: Day 2

Graham Johnson © Clive Barda

Graham Johnson Talk: Britten’s Songs

Sunday 8 September 2019 5:00PM

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition

Monday 9 September 2019 3:00PM

Semi-Final Round

John Mark Ainsley

John Mark Ainsley Masterclass

Tuesday 10 September 2019 10:00AM

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition

Wednesday 11 September 2019 6:00PM

Final and Prize-Giving

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