Opera Santa Barbara announces an Opera Lip Sync Competition! There will be a $1,000 cash first prize for the winner.

Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 pm at SOhO Music Club

Following are the competition rules:

  • Each contestant will be allowed one 4-minute (or less) aria or duet.
  • Judging will be based on Lip Sync Quality, Costuming, Performance Skills and Originality.
  • Each piece must be performed in its original language, i.e., English will only be allowed in operas that were originally written in English.
  • Contestants cannot perform to an aria or duet of their own voice/recording.
  • There will be 3 judges, and the audience will be allowed one vote, for a total of 4 votes.

There is a $25 registration fee for each contestant and the competition will be limited to a maximum of 15 contestants.

There will be a $10 fee at the door to attend the competition.

If you are interested in becoming a contestant, please contact Opera Santa Barbara by calling 805.898.3890 with your contact and payment information. You will need to identify your performance piece by June 1, 2012.