Commencing in 1996, the 50 year after the death of MIURA Tamaki, Shizuoka Prefectural Government has held the Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka once every three years to commemorate the world-famous prima donna, known for her ties to Shizuoka Prefecture. This Competition aims not only to discover more talented artists in the musical world but also to promote the development of musical culture, strengthen international relations thorough global cultural exchange, and create Shizuoka’s unique culture to show throughout the world.
he 1st International Opera Competition in SHIZUOKA was inaugurated in 1996, and the following competitions took place triennially. In 2003,owing to the success of the previous competitions, the competition became the first in Asia to be accepted as a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions（WFIMC）in the category of Opera. In this occasion, the competition was renamed “the Shizuoka International Opera Competition”.
In 2016, the English name of the competition changed to ”the Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka” to emphasize that the competition takes place near the mountain which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2013.
The latest, 8th competition took place in 2017.