iSING! International Young Artists Festival 2019



The iSING! Festival  is a one-of-kind international opera experience, and the first-ever festival dedicated to the vocal arts in China.   


Founded in 2011 with a mission to introduce Mandarin as a lyric language, and Chinese vocal music as an emerging genre in the mainstream music world, iSING! offers a unique opportunity for Western singers to explore the new and exciting opera scene in China.  Since its launch in 2011, this pioneering program has attracted major media coverage such as the BBC, MSNBC, Associated Press, New York Times and the TIME magazine. 


Each year the iSING! Festival produces first-rate vocal talents, presents top-tiered operatic performances, and sponsors cultural exchange between China and the West through the unique voice of the iSING! initiative.

 iSING! Festival offers:


  • An opportunity to coach with internationally renowned professionals from major opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Australia, and China's National Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Once in a life-time immersion in an “East meets West” cultural exchange with opera singers from all parts of
     the world

  • Exposure to the booming market of classical music in China

  • Full-scholarship program, including room and board and offering financial aid for international air travel.Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre is the official home of iSING! Festival


Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre is official home of iSING! Festival.  Suzhou is an alluring city with a 2000-year-old history and hailed as "Venice of the Orient".

Designed for graduate-level and pre-professional singers, the program is open to all nationalities.  No prior knowledge of Mandarin is necessary.


iSING! Opera Center 2019

After nine years of our pioneering and highly successful iSING! Festival we are very excited to announce the formation of the iSING! Opera Center.  The Center will focus on original creations of contemporary operas  and cutting-edge presentations of  Western operas.  Over the years, the Festival has done a few short, fully-staged operas, but this will take the iSING! program to the next level of performance.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks to learn the details of the 2019 debut opera performance.