Busseto Teatrpo Verdi

ENGLISH 2018

56th INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – VOCI VERDIANE CITTÀ DI BUSSETO

The Comune di Busseto announces the new edition, directed by the Teatro Regio di Parma. Besides prizes, candidates may also be awarded roles in Un giorno di regno, during Festival Verdi 2018.
Entries via email to be received no later than 27 April – Busseto, 12 to 17 June 2018

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The Comune di Busseto announces the 56th International Competition Voci Verdiane Città di Busseto, produced under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, in honour and memory of Carlo Bergonzi, which is open to all singers aged 18 to 33, that will take place in Busseto 12 – 17 June 2018. Entries via email by 27 April 2018: vociverdiane@teatroregioparma.it.

The Teatro Regio di Parma will organise the Competition having assumed its direction for the three years between 2017-2019, in virtue of the agreement signed with the Comune di Buseto.  The Competition will assign the following prizes: 1st ‘Carlo Bergonzi’ prize of €5,000 offered by Chengdu LeMeiSiBo Culture Communication Co. (China); 2nd prize of €3,000 offered by the Lions Club Busseto ‘Giuseppe Verdi’; 3rd Prize of €1,500. The best female voice will be further awarded the special Verdissime.com prize of €1,000, offered by the Verdissime.com Association.

The winners, semi-finalists, and finalists may be further entrusted with the roles of Cavalier di Belfiore, the Barone di Kelbar, The Marchesa del Poggio, Giulietta di Kelbar, Edoardo di Sanval, and La Rocca in the opera: Un giorno di regno, to be performed during Festival Verdi 2018 at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi di Busseto.
Led by the General Director of Teatro Regio of Parma, Anna Maria Meo, the judging panel will consist of renowned figures from the music world, including the directors and managers of the some of the most prestigious opera houses and international musical institutions. A member of the Lions Club Busseto ‘Giuseppe Verdi’ may be added to the judging panel in the final phase.
Entries must be sent exclusively via email within, and no later than, 27 April 2018, to: vociverdiane@teatroregioparma.it.
The winners of the Competition will be announced Saturday 16 June 2018 at the end of the concert opened by the finalists, accompanied by the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini directed by Fabrizio Cassi, programmed for 9pm in the Cortile di Villa Pallavicino in Busseto. All prize winners will take a leading role in a Verdian recital on Sunday 17 June 2018 at 9pm, close to the birthplace of the Maestro in Roncole.

For further information: Administrative Office of the 56th International Verdian Voices Competition – Tel. 0521 203955 – vociverdiane@teatroregioparma.it  –  www.vociverdiane.com

The 56th International Competition Voci Verdiane Città di Busseto is produced with the support of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Provincia di Parma, Chengdu LeMeiSiBo Culture Communication Co. and Piano Museum of Chongqing (China), Lions Club Busseto ‘Giuseppe Verdi’, verdissime.com, and Fondazione Cariparma.

THE JUDGING PANEL OF THE 56° INTERNATIONAL VERDIAN VOICES COMPETITION – CITTÀ DI BUSSETO HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

Led by the General Director of the Teatro Regio of Parma,

the panel will include renowned representatives of the international music world,

directors and managers of prestigious opera houses and musical institutions

from Austria, France, Italy, Brasil, China and Oman.

Applications for the competition must be received by April 27th

Busseto, from 12 to 17 June 2018

The judging panel of the 56° International Verdian Voices Competition Città di Busseto, will be composed of renowned representatives of the international music world. The competition, aimed at young singers between 18 and 33 years of age, will take place in Busseto from 12 to 17 June 2018.

Led by the General Director of Teatro Regio of Parma, Anna Maria Meo, the judging panel sees the participation of directors and managers from some of the most prestigious opera houses and musical institutions of Austria, France, Italy, Brasil, China, Oman: Paulo Abrão Esper (General and Artistic Director of Teatro Lírico de Equipe – Cia Ópera São Paulo and “Maria Callas” Opera Competition), Umberto Fanni (General Director of Royal Opera di Muscat), Christophe Ghristi (Artistic Director of Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse), Fulvio Macciardi (Superintendent of Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Bologna), Cristiano Sandri (Artistic Programming Manager of Teatro Regio of Parma), Evamaria Wieser (Artistic Director of Salzburg Festival), with the participation of a representative of Concorso Voci Verdiane – China and Andrea Rinaldi, member of the Lions Club Busseto ‘Giuseppe Verdi’.

The winners of the Competition will be announced Saturday 16 June 2018 at the end of the concert opened by the finalists, accompanied by the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini directed by Fabrizio Cassi, programmed for 9pm in the Cortile di Villa Pallavicino in Busseto. All prize winners will take a leading role in a Verdian recital on Sunday 17 June 2018 at 9pm, close to the birthplace of the Maestro in Roncole.

For further information: Administrative Office of the 56th International Verdian Voices Competition – Tel. 0521 203955 – vociverdiane@teatroregioparma.it  –  www.vociverdiane.com

The 56th International Competition Voci Verdiane Città di Busseto is produced with the support of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Provincia di Parma, Chengdu LeMeiSiBo Culture Communication Co. and Piano Museum of Chongqing (China), Lions Club Busseto ‘Giuseppe Verdi’, verdissime.com, and Fondazione Cariparma.

Applications to participate must be sent exclusively by email to: vociverdiane@teatroregioparma.it. and received no later than 27 April 2018. The complete rules and entry form are available online.

For further information: Segreteria del 56° Concorso Internazionale di Voci Verdiane, Tel. 0521 203955 – vociverdiane@teatroregioparma.it . www.teatroregioparma.itwww.vociverdiane.com

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