56 Tenor Viñas Contest

Next January 27 watch here at 6pm (CET) the live streaming of the Final Concert of the 56 Francisco Viñas Singing Contest from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

Download the program of this year's edition

Founded in 1963 by Jacint Vilardell to commemorate Catalan tenor Francesc Viñas, the competition has become one of the major contests in the opera, oratorio and Lied world, in which young singers from all over the world take part every year.

To provide an opportunity for singers from other countries to take part, the Gran Teatre del Liceu has an agreement with the opera houses in Madrid, Paris, London, Berlin, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Beijing and Moscow for preliminary rounds to be staged in these cities.

The Final Audition is held each January in the Gran Teatre del Liceu, as is the final concert with the winners, accompanied by the Gran Teatre del Liceu Symphony Orchestra.

Besides being presented with the official prizes, the winners may receive other awards, such as study grants and contracts for performances at various theatres.

As part of the collaboration between the Liceu and the Teatro Real of Madrid, the main prizewinners of the competition will take part in the “Winner’s Concert of the 56th Tenor Viñas Contest”, to be held on May 5th, 2019, at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Co-organizing theatres:

Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Moscow
The Metropolitan Opera, New York
National Centre for the Performing Arts of China, Beijing
Opéra National de Paris
Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London
Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Teatro Real, Madrid

Collaborating theatres:

Deutsche Oper Berlin
Los Angeles Opera
San Francisco Opera
Staatsoper Berlin

Don't miss the concerts

Francisco Viñas Constet Final Audition - 25 January 2019 at 3pm (CET)
Francisco Viñas Contest Final Concert - 27 January 2019 at 6pm (CET)


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08037 Barcelona



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Venue od the preliminary and eliminatory round of the Contest

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