Date: June 25 to July 2, 2016
Country: South Africa
Initiated in 1982 by Hans Gabor, Hungarian conductor and founder of the Wiener Kammeroper, the competition aims to discover and promote young talented singers from around the world. Engagement opportunities with international opera houses are given to promising participants. A number of previous winners have established a successful operatic career after the contest, including Angelika Kirchschlager, Peter Edelmann and Antonio Poli. From 2013 onwards, the competition spreads its wings to host the final round outside Austria.