Daegu International Opera Awards is back this summer with new opportunities for young talented singers. DIOA online audition training gives young singers the unique chance to receive profound feedback from distinguished professionals (such as opera and casting directors) from some of the most famous Opera Houses around the world. Audition training will be held online in a face-to-face meeting with the chosen instructor.


Dr. Birgit Meyer

Artistic Director of the Cologne Opera House, Germany

Heribert Germeshausen

Artistic Director of Opera Dortmund, Germany

Christoph Seuferle

Artistic Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

Björn Peters

Director of Artistic Administration at the Semperoper Dresden, Germany

Viviana Barrios

Associate to the Artistic Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

Michael Kraus

Head Coach of Vienna State Opera’s Young Artist Program

Nino Sanikidze

Head Coach of LAO’s Young Artist Program

Sangmu Choi

Artistic Director at the Daegu Opera House, Korea

Peter Edelmann

Artistic Director of Seefestspiele Mörbisch Festival, Austria


Participants must prepare 2 arias per instructor for the zoom meeting, in order to receive feedback from the instructors.

Instructors may choose participants and invite them for auditions at their respective opera house after the DIOA Online Audition Training.

Korean citizens further have the chance to receive an invitation for auditioning at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as WCN Scholar for the season 21/22 *

*Female singers: 30 years or younger
Male singer: 32 years or younger



Following documents shall be submitted with the application:

• Completed application form
• Participation fee and proof of payment
• 1 scanned copy of passport
• Short biography (max. 150 words, written out in English)
• Portrait photo (minimum size 4x6cm, resolution 300 dpi, format JPEG)

All required documents must be sent to apply@dioa-korea.com by the following dates:

July 24th, 2020, by 23:59 CET

Applicants will be informed in writing, after receiving the complete application with all documents and the participation fee. The application fee and all submitted documents cannot be refunded.

Eligibility: Participants (m/f) of all nationalities are invited to enter the online audition training if they are born on or after September 01st, 1984.

Official pianist: if you are located in Korea and require a pianist, you can contact the organizer.


August 10th – August 28st, 2020 – Via Zoom

Participants must prepare 2 arias for each Zoom meeting with the instructor. After the application deadline, participants will be contacted via email and receive the detailed time schedule and all further details to the accessibility to the Zoom meeting.

The duration of the meeting is maximum of 30 Minutes (including singing and feedback from instructor).

* Participants are advised to download Zoom (www.zoom.us) to their device and, if possible, to use good quality cameras and microphones.


The participation fee for one feedback with one instructor is 60 EUR
If participants wish to receive feedback from 3 instructors*, the participation fee is 150 EUR

*1 instructor of participants choice, 2 instructors by random pick

The participation fee must be paid when applying for DIOA Online Audition Training to the following account:

World Culture Networks GmbH
Bank name: Bank Austria
IBAN: AT22 1200 0506 7006 7093
Reference: DIOA Online Training Auditions



Daegu Opera House
Ryu GaYeong
15, Hoam Street, Buk-Gu, Daegu 41585, Korea
Performance Planning Team
Tel. +82-53-666-6035

World Culture Networks GmbH
c/o Mr. Siwoung Song, MA
Opernring 1/R/608, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 522 6243 82

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