This year will see the International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition-Vienna take place for the sixth 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.


Onsite registration 13 February 2019

Round 1 with piano 14th and 15th of February 2019
Round 2 with piano 16th of February 2019
Final round with orchestra 19th of February 2019


Enlcosed you can find all informations at the -> announcement.

Age limit

Singers must have been born after 1 January 1989.


The obligatory aria list's for the Final round:



Samantha Farber, Managing Director sonoartists

Roland Geyer, Artistic Director of Theater an der Wien

Birgit Meyer, director of Cologne Opera

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

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

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:
3 February 2019

Application fee: € 80,-

Deadline for arrival of fee payment:
3 February 2019