74th Edition “European Community” Competition 2020

    74th Edition “European Community” Competition 2020

    TEATRO LIRICO SPERIMENTALE DI SPOLETO “A.BELLI”

     presents

     74th Edition “European Community” Competition for Young Opera Singers 2020

    As for the Winning Artist, Placed in the FIRST PLACE, a sum of 15.000.00 euros WILL BE AWARDED in accordance with Art. 7, Italian Law n. 93/92 by NUOVO IMAIE

    PRESIDENT OF THE JURY GRACE BUMBRY

    AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE JURY RENATO BRUSON

    THE COMPETITION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TEATRO NUOVO IN SPOLETO FROM THE 26th TO THE 29th FEBRUARY 2020 – APPLICATION DEADLINE: 13th FEBRARY 2020

    For the 74th “European Community” Competition a PRIZE for the Winner Artist, in the first place, by Nuovo Imaie (Nuovo Istituto Mutualistico Artisti Interpreti ed Esecutori is a collecting society dealing with the performer’s neighboring rights). Eur 15.000,00 distributed in accordance with the specific conditions presented in the Notice of applications of the Competition. The Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli” under the aegis of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Department of live Performance, Regione Umbria,  under the patronage of the European Commission, presents the 74th edition of the

    “EUROPEAN COMMUNITY” COMPETITION
    FOR YOUNG OPERA SINGERS 2020

    The Competition is open to all young artists who, on January 1st, 2020 will be under 32 years of age, if sopranos and tenors, or under 34 years of age if mezzo-sopranos, contraltos, baritones and basses; Legal requirements: they must be citizens of one of the European Union (EU)Countries , or coming from one of the EFTA Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), or citizens of one of the Countries candidate to enter in the European Union, or from those potential candidates  Countries which can apply to European cultural programs (Creative Europe) by April 30th, 2019 (Albania, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Armenia, Tunisia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Moldova and Georgia, Ukraine and Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution No. 1244).

    The International Jury will be presided over by the internationally renowned Soprano Grace Bumbry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Bumbry). Among the jury, there will also Renato Bruson (baritone), Carlo Palleschi (Conductor) and Michelangelo Zurletti, Artistic Director of Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto, as per the art. 5 of the competition Announcement.

    The competition winning candidates will be admitted to attend a two-years COURSE OF STUDIES, lasting 5 months each year, with the purpose to prepare them for their debut. Among the teachers of the Debut Preparatory Course 2020, there will be Renato Bruson and Marina Comparato among the main teachers for vocal interpretation; Giorgio Bongiovanni and Andrea Stanisci; Maestri Marco Boemi, Raffaele Cortesi, Enza Ferrari and Carlo Palleschi for scores study. There will be also imparted lessons on theory and scores, current legislation on live stage performances and music and stage movement. There will be a module on Artists’ welfare and RIGHTS.

    The winners of the competition will be awarded of a monthly SCHOLARSHIPS gross worth monthly Euros 700,00. At the end of the course, the winners will debut in the 2020 edition OPERA SEASON usually hold in September.

    The 2020 edition of the competition “European Community” for young Opera singers has been funded with a contribution of a settlement fund by “Nuovo Imaie” in accordance with art. N. 7, Italian law n. 93/92- musical area, in favour of the winning artist who will achieve the higher score according to the criteria established by this competition announcement.

    No registration fee on 2020

    Applications should be sent via email to segreteria.artistica@tls-belli.it or to segreteria@tls-belli.it or via posta to Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli”, Piazza G. Bovio 1, 06049 Spoleto (PG) – by February 13th 2020. The competition will take place at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto from the 26th to the 29th February 2020.

    Detailed information and the competition regulations can be obtained by applying to:

    Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli”
    Piazza G. Bovio, 1 – 06049 SPOLETO (PG)

    Tel. +39.0743 221 645 – 0743 220 440
    Fax +39.0743 222 930
    segreteria.artistica@tls-belli.it
    segreteria@tls-belli.it

    Application forms and regulations are available online:
    https://www.tls-belli.it/announcement/?lang=en

    The Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto was founded in 1947 by Adriano Belli, with the aim of helping young Opera Singers starting a career, especially all those artists who had already completed their singing studies and were gifted with artistic qualities, but had not made their artistic debut yet. All of this has been possible thank to this very competition that has become increasingly prestigious through the years. Many excellent Artists on the International Opera stages have won the competition at the “Sperimentale”; They studied in Spoleto and consequently debuted during the Institution Opera Seasons. Here some of the illustrious names from the past years : Franco Corelli, Antonietta Stella, Anita Cerquetti, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Anna Moffo, Marcella Pobbe, Rolando Panerai, Margherita Rinaldi, Giorgio Merighi, Leo Nucci, Ruggero Raimondi, Renato Bruson, Mietta Seghele, Veriano Lucchetti, Salvatore Fisichella and then Luciana D’Intino, Mariella Devia, Lucia Aliberti; Marcello Giordani, Natale De Carolis, Elizabeth Norberg Schulz, Roberto Frontali, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Roberto De Candia, Sonia Ganassi. Daniela Barcellona, Massimo Giordano, Norma Fantini, Micaela Carosi. Lately have been involved as music teachers or vocal coaches: Enza Ferrari, Giovanna Canetti, Ruggero Raimondi, Renato Bruson, Norma Fantini, Sonia Ganassi, Luis Alva, Ines Salazar, Claudio Desderi, Marina Comparato e Marco Boemi. Special mention for their specific training courses. Carlo Bergonzi, Otto Edelman, Waldemar Kmentt For stage and recitals activities: Luca Ronconi, Giancarlo Cobelli, Stefano Vizioli, Ugo Gegoretti, Gigi Proietti, Piera Degli Esposti, Henning Brockhaus, Gabriele Dolcini, Pippo Delbono, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Andrea Stanisci, Alessio Pizzech, Paolo Rossi, Stefano Monti, Mario Perrotta, Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari, Claudia Sorace Muta imago, Stefano Ricci e Gianni Forte.

    In collaboration with Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Spoleto