MBZ 5-Minute Opera Competition

Although we have almost a year to go before the doors of the 28th Music Biennale Zagreb open on 18th April 2015, the program is being seriously chipped away on as we speak. We are now in position to start revealing bits and pieces, more accurately we would like to present our new project. Music Biennale Zagreb is launching a new composers' competition - 5-Minute Opera!
Our operas are short and sweet - this very specific competition will give the courageous composers the opportunity to face the ultimate challenge - to create a so called "flash"-opera. In other words an entire opera to fit two singers, eight instruments and that in only 5 minutes!
Ten best entries will be performed in the Grand Finale of the competition as a part of the 28th Music Biennale Zagreb, in April 2015. The jury plus the audience vote will then chose the winning piece. The composer of the winning flash-opera will be rewarded with a new commission by the MBZ, for a new opera, which will be premiered in April 2017, as part of the 29th Music Biennale Zagreb program.
The application deadline is 1st October 2014.
The rules and regulations as well as the application form can be found here: