Key Dates and Programme

The Queen Sonja Singing Competition 2023

Oslo, 15-26 August

International Competition

Opening Ceremony

Wednesday 16 August
6.00 pm Oslo City Hall

Host: Oslo council by Mayor Marianne Borgen

Preliminary rounds

Thursday 17 and Friday 18 August
Main Stage, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
11.00 am – 12.30 pm
1.45 pm – 3.00 pm
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm
20 contestants each day

The results will be announced at approximately 8.00 pm on Friday 18 August

Semi-final

Sunday 20 August
Main Stage, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
1.00 pm – 2.20 pm
3.00 pm – 4.20 pm
5.00 pm – 6.20 pm
12 contestants

The results will be announced at approximately 8.00 pm

Final concert

Saturday 26 August
7.00 pm (6.45 pm) Main House, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
6 finalists perform opera arias with the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra

Masterclasses

Tuesday 22 August
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Masterclass in stagecraft


Wednesday 23 August
Oscarshall Palace
Vocal masterclass
In collaboration with the Royal Court

Career development

Saturday 19 August
10.00 am Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Participants who are not admitted to the semi-final meet the jury members for feedback


Monday 21 August
Participants who are not admitted to the final meet the jury members for feedback


Monday 21 August
Panel discussion with jury members and casting representatives


Tuesday 22 August
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Career development sessions


Wednesday 23 August
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Career development sessions

Concerts

Friday 25 August
5.00 pm Oscarshall Palace
Concert with previous prize-winner
In collaboration with the Royal Court


Tickets

Tickets for the final concert at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet:

+47 21 42 21 21 / www.operaen.no

Events at the Oscarshall Palace and Oslo City Hall:

For invited guests

All other events: Free entry