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Watch the Montreal International Music Competition

By
Robert Rowat

Follow live video coverage of the 2018 Montreal International Musical Competition, taking place from May 29 to June 7, open this year to singers born on or after Jan. 1, 1983.

While you're watching the webcasts, above, follow the live blog with our phantom jury and keep track of the competition on Twitter via #CMIM2018. Scroll down for the webcast schedule, along with information on the prizes and the jury.

From a field of 358 applicants from 22 countries, the preliminary jury selected 38 singers to come to Montreal to compete for a tantalizing prize package totalling $270,000.

An exciting innovation this year: the competition will be divided into two categories, aria and art song. Twenty-four singers will compete in the aria division; 16 in the art song division. (Two singers will compete in both.)

Webcast schedule:

Aria: final

Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. ET:

  • Emily D'Angelo, mezzo-soprano (23, Canada/Italy)
  • Andrew Haji, tenor (32, Canada)
  • Konstantin Lee, tenor (29, South Korea)
  • John Brancy, baritone (29, United States)
  • Mario Bahg, tenor (27, South Korea)
  • Mikhail Golovushkin, bass (35, Russia)

Jury:

  • Edith Bers
  • Ben Heppner
  • Soile Isokoski
  • Warren Jones
  • François Le Roux
  • Felicity Lott
  • Zarin Mehta (jury president)
  • Richard Rodzinski
  • Joseph Rouleau
  • Kiri Te Kanawa
Zarin Mehta, front row centre, is the president of the jury at the 2018 Montreal International Music Competition.

Aria prizes

First Prize:
$30,000 offered by the Ville de Montréal
+ $50,000 Joseph Rouleau Career Development Grant, funded by the Azrieli Foundation

Second Prize:
$15,000 Pierre Péladeau and Raymonde Chopin Prize, offered by Québecor

Third Prize:
$10,000 offered by Stingray Classica

Opera Aria Award:
$5,000 offered by Opéra de Montréal

Oratorio Award:
$5,000 offered by Aéroports de Montréal

Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award:
$3,000

Best Canadian Artist Award:
$3,000 offered by the Bourbeau Foundation

Three CMIM grants for the unranked finalists ($2,000 each) offered by Maurice Deschamps, Hélène & Peter Hunt, and Joseph Rouleau

Art song prizes

First Prize:
$30,000 Léopold Simoneau Prize, offered by the John R. Stratton Trust
+ $50,000 James Norcop Career Development Grant

Second Prize:
$15,000 Maureen Forrester Prize, offered by Colleen Sexsmith

Third Prize:
$10,000 "Lois Marshall" Prize, offered in memory of Dr. Clive Mortimer

French Mélodie Award:
$5,000 offered by Diane Loeb

German Lied Award:
$5,000 offered by Arija and Clarence Stiver

50e OFQJ Award:
$5,000 offered by the Office Franco-Québécois de la Jeunesse

Best Canadian Artist Award:
$3,000 offered by the Bourbeau Foundation

Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award:
$3,000

CMIM Grant for the unranked finalist:
$2,000 offered by Peter Symcox

Collaborative piano prize

John Newmark Best Collaborative Pianist Award:
$10,000 offered by Richard Lupien

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Get ready for the 2018 Montreal International Music Competition

Hand-selected opera gems by the most celebrated dramatic tenor in the world, Ben Heppner. The most familiar arias from the most-loved operas of all time along with opera overtures, intermezzi and choruses. Performances combine the great voices of the 20th century with today's rising stars.