HOC Events & Tours
International Opera Contest
The International Opera Contest Final will bring together more than 20 young opera singers (male and female) from around
the world to Lisbon to compete. Eight finalists will sing with a full orchestra in the new, state-of-the-art Teatro Nacional São Carlos. Prizes
will be awarded to the three best singers, by an international jury from famous opera theaters worldwide. The audience will
also award a prize. The total value of the prizes (about 20,000€) is one of the largest offered for such contests, just enough to
sponsor a scholarship to the best opera schools in the world. Attend this event, and you will see and hear future opera stars.
Transportation: The Host Organization Committee will provide shuttle service from the convention venue..
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Host Hospitality Night
Join us for a night of fellowship that you will cherish forever. The host clubs welcome you to a party with one of the best
views of Lisbon, on the other side of the River Tagus. Come and enjoy the popular culture of Lisbon, its marches, music,
and dances. All food, beverages, and taxes included.
Transportation: The Host Organization Committee will provide shuttle service from the convention venue.
Unforgettable Fado Night
Come to the heart of Lisbon, to a historic bullfighting arena transformed into a concert hall, for an
evening of Fado. This uniquely Portuguese musical style, registered on UNESCO’s list of Intangible
Cultural Heritage, will fill your senses and your soul. Hear the best Fado singers of today, and share
an experience like none you have ever known. It will be unforgettable.
Transportation: RI will provide shuttle service from the convention venue to Campo Pequeno, and
from Campo Pequeno to location(s) in the center of the city.
Against the backdrop of a 15th-century monastery, gather to experience Portugal — our culture, our food, and our music.
The event starts with a cocktail, followed by dinner, with starter, entrée, dessert, after-dinner drinks (brandy, whiskey, or Porto
wine), and coffee or tea. Enjoy fabulous entertainment in a unique venue, where you will breathe the history of Portugal —
its kings, queens, princes, and princesses. Just 80 tables are available to Experience Portugal. All food, beverages, and taxes
Transportation: RI will provide shuttle service from the convention venue to the monastery, and from the monastery to
location(s) in the center of the city.
*All prices are in euro and include applicable fees.