The 9th Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka

About Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka

Commencing in 1996, the 50 year after the death of MIURA Tamaki, Shizuoka Prefectural Government has held the Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka once every three years to commemorate the world-famous prima donna, known for her ties to Shizuoka Prefecture. This Competition aims not only to discover more talented artists in the musical world but also to promote the development of musical culture, strengthen international relations thorough global cultural exchange, and create Shizuoka’s unique culture to show throughout the world.

MIURA Tamaki is regarded as the very first Japanese soprano to achieve world renown. She played the title rold in the opera, Madama Butterfly, and the number of her performances around the world reached more than 2,000. Puccini, greatly admired her saying, "It was as if I had composed Madama Butterfly solely for Madama Miura" Ms. Miura's parents and husband were Shizuoka natives and she herself had once lived in Shizuoka.

The 1st Round Saturday October 31 – Monday November 2, 2020
The 2nd Round Wednesday November 4 – Thursday November 5, 2020
The Final Round/
Award Ceremony
Sunday November 8, 2020

ACT City Hamamatsu Main Hall (111-1 Itaya-machi, Naka-ku,Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan)

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