This year will see the International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition-Vienna take place for the fifth time with the Institute of Voice and Music Theatre at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna as its host. This competition is directed at outstandingly talented opera- and operetta-trained young singers from all over the world.


1st Prize € 5.000,-
2nd Prize € 3.000,-
3rd Prize € 1.000,-
Prize for the Best Young Talent € 3.000,-
sponsored by Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur-
und Betriebsges.m.b.H
ottoedelmannsociety Audience Prize € 2.000,-
sponsored by HYPO Landesbank Vorarlberg  

Spezial Prize

sponsored by Seefestspiele Mörbisch

€ 1.500,-
JÜRGEN E. SCHMIDT Specialprize
(selected by KS Robert Holl)
€ 3.000,-

Further information

competition office

Institute of Voice and Music Theatre
Kerstin Ziegler
(, +43 1 711 55 2701)
Penzinger Straße 7, 1140 Wien

Submission deadline for application materials:
22 October 2017

Application fee: € 80,-

Deadline for arrival of fee payment:
25 October 2017



Samantha Farber, Managing Director sonoartists

Dominique Meyer, director of the Wiener Staatsoper

Birgit Meyer, director of the Cologne Opera

Esther Schollum, proprietor of the opera and concert agency Esther Schollum Artists' Management

Erich Seitter, proprietor of the singers' agency Bühnenvermittlung Erich Seitter until 2008, artistic consultant at various opera houses


The application process begins on the 
27th of February 2017.

Onsite registration 7 November 2017

Round 1 with piano 8/9 November 2017
Round 2 with piano 10 November 2017
Final round with orchestra 12 November 2017

All rounds will take place at the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre (Schlosstheater Schönbrunn).

Age limit

Singers must have been born after 1 January 1987.


Enclosed you can find the obligatory aria list's.