Gertrude Opera Asia Pacific Regional Competition

in association with Glyndebourne Opera Cup 2020



Applications close midnight AEST September 30, 2019

Gertrude Opera's inaugural Asia Pacific Regional International Singing Competition, in association with Glyndebourne Opera Cup.

The inaugural Asia Pacific Regional competition in 2019 is open to singers resident in Australia, New Zealand, China and Hong Kong, and is intended for singers ready to perform on the opera stage.

Asia Pacific Regional finalists (6 - 8) will be flown to Melbourne to compete in front of a live audience at the Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Studios Southbank as part of the 2019 Yarra Valley [Australian International] Opera Festival. 

Before completing this application form, please ensure you have read and understood the COMPETITION RULES

(Chinese Version)

Applications must be submitted by closing date with two URL to recent live (unedited) video recordings. Recordings need not be professional, but should be high quality - no excessive echo or reverb.


Candidates chosen to sing in Melbourne on October 22 are required to sign a release form pertaining to the UK broadcast and Glyndebourne Opera Cup prior to the live Regional final.

Please contact Alison Jones at with any questions regarding this application. 

Personal Information

Applicants must be born between 07/03/1988 and 07/03/1999

Proof of age will be required.

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Contact Information


Please supply two references to support your application*

Gertrude Opera requires that your references are submitted online (PDF upload) and that contact details are included.

Number required: 2

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Additional Materials

A professional biography*

(PDF or Word Doc., no word limit.)

Number required: 1

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Please include a short curriculum vitae or resume*

(PDF or Word Doc.)

Number required: 1

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A professional headshot photograph*

(minimum 50mm x 50mm at 300dpi - image file only)

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Video Recordings

As part of your application you must supply the video recordings of TWO arias selected from the following composers:









A. Thomas

Each aria MUST be submitted as a separate video file.

Videos must be clearly labelled with the name of the application and the date of recording.

Arias must be in the original language in which they were written.

Only live piano or orchestral accompaniment is acceptable.

The video must be of excellent techinical quality.

The applicant's face must be clearly visible throughout the recording.

Video recordings must have been made during 2019.

Staged operatic performances are NOT acceptable.

A filmed concert with piano or orchestral accompaniment IS acceptable.

Number of selections required: 2

Please list the details of the recordings*

Terms and Conditions


The Regional Competition Final and pre-final activity will be filmed by Gertrude Opera, with footage given to Factory Films Ltd, who have been commissioned by the Glyndebourne Opera Cup's official broadcast partner, Sky Arts, to make a dedicated TV series about the Competition. By applying to take part in the Competition, all applicants agree to participate in the filming pre-, during and post- regional final, as well as in any promotional activities concerning the Competition, and accept the terms and conditions of the Gertrude Opera - Glyndebourne Opera Cup media activity.
All applicants must acknowledge and accept that the confirmations in this release declaration shall be given by them for the benefit of Sky Arts and Factory Films Limited, as well as of Glyndebourne and Gertrude Opera.


I acknowledge that should I be selected as a Finalist, I am available:
  • to travel to and stay in Melbourne, Australian from Oct 18 - 23, 2019
  • to travel to and stay in the UK from March 1 - 7, 2020
Payment - Application Fee

Amount: $130.00 (AUD)

Please note:

Application without payment is invalid.

All application fees are non-refundable.


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