VIII Concorso Lirico Internazionale
"Maria Malibran" 

27-29 June 2019

Milano - Cinisello Balsamo


Join us at the FINALE on 29 June @ 20.15

open to the public @ Auditorium G. Martinotti

Università Milano, Bicocca

Via Vizzola 5, Milano (map)

I FINALISTI (in ordine alfabetico)

An, Sejoon (tenore)

Barletta, Lisa (soprano)

Caccamo, Elena (mezzo soprano)

Jung, Jaehong (tenore)

Kim, Juntae (tenore)
Kim, Minsung (baritono)
Kim, Sangheon (baritono)

Lee, Chi Hoon (baritono)

Lee, Jaeyeong (mezzo soprano)

Nitta, Masato (controtenore)

Palazzo, Graziana (soprano)

Park, Ji Hye (soprano)

Park, Sungbaek (tenore)

Shon, Jaemyung (baritono)

Song, Myunghoon (baritono)


Kleva Metolli

Jungmee Kim

The winners of the 2019 Malibran Competition

First Prize

Minsung Kim


South Korea

Second Prize

Juntae Kim


South Korea

Third Prize Ex-Aequo

Chi Hoon Lee


South Korea

Third Prize Ex-Aequo

& Special Prize

for the Best Interpretation

Graziana Palazzo



VIII Concorso Lirico Internazionale "Maria Malibran"


27-29 June 2019 | Milano 

The "Maria Malibran" International Opera Competition is named after Maria Malibran, one of the greatest singers of all time from the 19th century, a master interpreter of great works by the greatest Italian composers. The competition was born in 2011 with the aim of enhancing and rewarding the best talents of opera singing.

Over the years the competition has taken place in prestigious venues such as the Palazzina Liberty in Milan (2015, the year of Expo), the Villa Forno at the University of Milan-Bicocca (2016), and the Casa Verdi -- retirement home for musicians (2017).


The commission of judges are made up of renowned artistic directors, conductors, and agents, both national and international. Starting 2020, our association ACITKO's Honorary President and Grammy Award-winning South Korean lyric coloratura soprano Sumi Jo will join us as a judge.


Each year opera singers from all around the globe participate in the competition, many of whom go on to start brilliant and notable opera careers after winning the competition. 


This year's competition is open to opera singers of all nationalities under 36 years of age (at the time of the competition). Please see "Rules" below for complete rules and regulations. 


  • First prize:      1500€​ (sponsored by Rotary Club of Milano, Southwest Chapter)

  • Second prize: 1000€​

  • Third prize:     500€​

When and Where:

Elimination Round 

June 27 & 28 @ Villa Forno  

Via Martinelli 23, Cinisello Balsamo (map)

Final Round (open to the public)

June 29 at 20.15 @ Auditorium G. Martinotti 
Università Milano Bicocca
Via Vizzola 5, Milano​ (


  • Gianmaria Aliverna, Opera Director, Artistic Director of VoceAllOpera and Antigua Opera Society

  • Andrea De Amici, Opera Agent - InArt Management

  • Won Jung Pae, Artistic Director of Italia Korea Opera Company & Professor at Myongji College (Seoul, Korea)

  • Andrea Scarduelli, Superintendent at Teatro Antonio Belloni

  • Marco Tutino, Composer, Artistic Director of Teatro Regio Torino and Pomeriggi Musicali Milano

  • Maurizio Carnelli, President of Acitko & President of the jury 

Accompanists: Kleva Metolli & Jungmee Kim

- Please download the application form first before filling it out to avoid losing any data. 

- The application and all supporting material should be sent to​ in ONE email with the subject line as follows: Surname, Name: Concorso Malibran Application