Competition 2024

June 7 - 13, 2024 De Geerhallen, Norrköping

WSIMC 2024 – the only competition in Sweden for classical singing. The competition is internationally well known, especially for it’s high artistic level.

Welcome to a seven day long music festival in Norrköping – you can listen to excellent opera singers! The competition days has free entrance.

The obligatory repertoire is available here and the the music for works by Wilhelm Stenhammar here.

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Important dates

Last day to apply:

March 3, 2024

You get the answer on the application:

April 15, 2024

Last day to change your application:

May 1, 2024

1 december, 2023

First day of application

June 7


June 8 - 9

First round

June 10 - 11

Second round

June 12

Rehearsal with finalists and The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

June 13

Final Concert and Prizegiving ceremony



Nader Abbassi, Artistic director/ Principal Conductor, Cairo Opera, Egypt/Switzerland

Franziska M. Kaiser, Opera Casting Consultant, Wiesbaden, Germany

Georges Delnon, Artistic Director, Hamburg State Opera, Germany

Göran Gademan, Dramaturge Gothenburg Opera, Sweden

Erki Pehk, Conductor/Artistic Director, Pärnu International Opera Festival, Estonia

Paolo Pinamonte, Artistic Director, Macerata Opera Festival, Italy

Karin Veres, Chairman of the Jury, Ass. Artistic Director WSIMC, Gothenburg, Sweden

Prizes & engagements

  • First prize: 150 000 SEK

  • Second prize: 60 000 SEK

  • Third prize: 50 000 SEK "Östgöta prize"

  • Audience´s prize  20 000 SEK

  • Mozart prize  10 000 SEK

  • Stenhammar prize  10 000 SEK  for the best interpretation of Wilhelm Stenhammar songs.

  • According to Swedish fiscal legislation, 15% tax will be deducted from the prize.

    The prize-giving ceremony will be held after the Final Concert and after the Jury meeting. Each prize-winner must be present to receive his/her prize in person.


The finalists in the competition can be offered different engagements. The engagements will be added after the competition but one engagement is always offered through the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.