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30th Edition

International Competition for Young Opera Singers

1 - 6 July

Cantante lirica Concorso Zandonai

Riccardo Zandonai rules book

International Competition for Young Opera Singers, Riva del Garda (TN),
1 – 6 July 2024

The thirtieth annual Riccardo Zandonai International Competition for Young Opera Singers is promoted and organized by the MusicaRiva Association (www.musicariva.org), which carries out the management and orga­nizational secretariat operations. Young opera singers of any nationality, born after 1st January 1987, are eligible to enter the competition.

The registration fee is 110,00 euros (one hundred and ten euros) excluding bank charges and is not re­fundable. The registration procedure involves completing the online application for admission, which candidates will find at www.musicariva.org under the Riccardo Zandonai Opera Competition section.

Entrants must select four pieces to perform from the opera repertoire, in the original language. Entrants wishing to participate in the optional Riccardo Zandonai Prize must also select two pieces from Riccardo Zandonai’s chamber and/or opera repertoire.

The competition will be organised in three rounds:


Round One - Elimination

For the elimination round, entrants must choose two pieces from the four selected on their application.

Entrants will perform:

  • one piece of their own choice from the two chosen. The jury may also ask them to perform their other chosen piece;

  • one piece of their choice from the two Riccardo Zandonai pieces (for those taking part in this section).


Round Two - Semifinal

Entrants who pass the elimination round will be admitted to the semi-final round, along with first-prize winners from other international singing competitions in 2023 and 2024 (relevant documentation to be provided).

 

Entrants must perform:

  • a piece of their choice from the two not selected for the elimination round. The jury may also ask them to perform the other of the two pieces.

  • the second Riccardo Zandonai piece (for those taking part in this section).

​Entrants admitted directly to the semi-final must perform:

  • a piece of their choice from the ones indicated on their application. The jury may also ask them to per­form a second piece from the ones indicated.

  • one of their Riccardo Zandonai pieces (for those taking part in this section).

​In the first and second rounds, the jury reserves the right to listen to the pieces in full or in part at its own discretion, which is incontestable.


Round Three - Final

Entrants will perform one or more of their pieces, chosen by the jury, including the pieces by Riccardo Zandonai for those taking part in this section.

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(Registrations open until June 19th, 2024)

Competition Prizes 2024

Cantante lirica

FIRST PRIZE

€8,000

SECOND PRIZE

€5,000

THIRD PRIZE

€3,000

SPECIAL PRIZE

RICCARDO ZANDONAI PRIZE

€5,000

For the best performance of opera arias or chamber music pieces

by Riccardo Zandonai

AUDIENCE AWARD

€2,000

Offered by the Municipality of Rovereto

COMUNE OF RIVA DEL GARDA & MUSICARIVA 3 PRIZES

€1,250 EACH.

for the participation in the singing masterclass and for accomodation expenses;

the course, held by Mietta Sighele, will take place in Riva del Garda during mrf 2024

ICHEON CULTURAL FOUNDATION PRIZE – KOREA

ICHEON ARTHALL PRIZE – KOREA

FESTIVAL AMAZONAS DE OPERA MANAUS 2025 – BRAZIL

CIA OPERA SÃO PAULO – BRAZIL

LA FENICE PRIZE

The winners will be invited to the Teatro La Fenice in Venice for an audition with the superintendent and artistic director

EUNG KWANG LEE PRIZE

€2.000

Mietta Sighele

& Veriano Luchetti

€10,000

*Prizes are understood to be gross of withholding tax

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