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International Opera Competition Santa Gianna Beretta Molla

Fourth Edition – 09 – 12 May 2019, Mesero (Mi)

Organized by “Associazione Giuseppe Verdi” di Mesero.
Artistic direction: Nan Zheng Bonfanti
President: Mauro Bonfanti

REGULATION


1.
The “Santa Gianna Beretta Molla” International Opera Competition is open to
all opera singers, as log as they are adults, with no age limits.

2. Together with the registration form, the candidate must present:
a) a photocopy of identity document;
b) a brief artistic curriculum in Italian or English, with telephone number and email address;
c) the musical program that he/she intends to perform, indicating: author, title and origin of the pieces;
d) the receipt of payment of € 75,00; Reason: registration fee Competition“Santa Gianna”, addressed to: Associazione “Giuseppe Verdi” di Mesero c/o Banca Prossima, filiale di Milano, IBAN: IT52N0335901600100000139264, BIC: BCITITMX; e) all documentation must be sent via email, to: giuseppeverdi.org@gmail.com ;
f) candidates can also choose to register by filling out the form directly ON LINE:
https://www.associazionegiuseppeverdi.com/registrazione-concorso-eng/ In case of non-partecipation in the Competition, the Association will not be held, under any circumstances, to the refund of the registration fee already paid.

3. The deadline for registration and receipt of all documents is set for April 30,2019.

4.The competition will take place from 09 to 12 May 2019 at the Council Chamber of the Municipality of Mesero (Mi) Italy, and will include three phases: preliminary round– semi-final – FINAL WITH ORCHESTRA in a concert open to the public. For the entire course of the Competition the competitors will be invited to prepare 3 operatic pieces, of which one must be chosen from this list:

SOPRANO

1) V.Bellini: “Oh quante volte..” da Capuleti e Montecchi
2 ) V.Bellini: “Casta Diva” da Norma
3) G.Bizet: “Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante” da Carmen
4) G.Donizetti: “Quel guardo il cavaliere…So anch’io la virtu magica” da Don Pasquale
5 ) P.Mascagni: “Voi lo sapete, o mamma” da Cavalleria Rusticana
6 ) W.A.Mozart: “E Susanna non vien…Dove sono i bei momenti” da Le nozze di Figaro
7) W.A.Mozart: “Giunse alfin il momento… Deh, vieni non tardar” da Le nozze di Figaro
8) W.A.Mozart: “Der Holle Rache” da Die Zauberflote
9) J.Offenbach: “Les oiseaux dans la charmille” da Les contes d’Hoffmann
10) G.Puccini: “Si, mi chiamano Mimi” da La Boheme
11) G.Puccini: “Quando men vo” da La Boheme
12) G.Puccini: “Donde lieta usci” da La Boheme
13) G.Puccini: “O mio babbino caro” da Gianni Schicchi
14) G.Puccini: “Un bel di vedremo” da Madama Butterfly
15) G.Puccini: “Vissi d’arte” da Tosca
16) G.Verdi: “Ben io t’invenni…Anch’io dischiuso un giorno… Salgo gia…” da Nabucco
17) G.Verdi: “Ave Maria” da Otello
18) G.Verdi: “Caro nome” da Rigoletto
19) G.Verdi: “Ah! Forse lui… Sempre libera degg’io” da La Traviata
20) G.Verdi: “Addio del passato” da La Traviata
21) G.Verdi: “Come d’aurato sogno…Tacea la notte placida…Di tale amor che dirsi” da Il Trovatore

MEZZOSOPRANO/CONTRALTO

1) G.Bizet: “Habanera” da Carmen
2) G.Bizet: “Seguidilla” da Carmen
3) F.Cilea: “Acerba volutta” da Adriana Lecouvreur
4) G.Donizetti: “O mio Fernando… Scritto in cielo il mio furor…” d a La Favorita
5 ) P.Mascagni: “Voi lo sapete, o mamma” da Cavalleria Rusticana
6) W.A.Mozart: “Smanie implacabili” da Cosi fan tutte
7) W.A.Mozart: “E’ amore un ladroncello” da Cosi fan tutte
8) W.A.Mozart: “Voi che sapete” da Le Nozze di Figaro
9) G.Rossini: “Una voce poco fa” da Il Barbiere di Siviglia
10) C.Saint-Saens: “Mon coeur” da Samson et Dalila
11) G.Verdi: “Oh, dischiuso e il firmamento” da Nabucco
12) G.Verdi: “Stride la vampa” da Il Trovatore
13) G.Verdi: “Condotta ell’era in ceppi” da Il Trovatore
14) G.Verdi: “O Don fatale” da Don Carlo;

TENORE

1) G.Bizet: “Air de fleur” da Carmen
2) G.Donizetti: “Una furtiva lagrima” da Elisir d’amore
3) G.Donizetti:“Povero Ernesto…Cerchero lontana terra…Se tu sei ben mio felice” da Don Pasquale
4 ) R.Leoncavallo: “Vesti la giubba” da I Pagliacci
5 ) G.Puccini: “Che gelida manina” da LaBoheme
6) G.Puccini: “Recondita armonia” da Tosca
7) G.Puccini: “E lucean le stelle” da Tosca
8 ) G.Puccini: “Addio, fiorito asil” da Madama Butterfly
9 ) G.Puccini: “Nessun dorma” da Turandot
10) G.Rossini: “Ecco ridente in cielo” da Il Barbiere di Siviglia
11) G.Verdi: “Celeste Aida” da Aida
12 ) G.Verdi: “Ella mi fu rapita!… Parmi veder le lagrime” da Rigoletto
13) G.Verdi: “La donna e mobile” da Rigoletto
14) G.Verdi: “Lunge da lei… De’ miei bollenti spiriti” da Traviata
15) G.Verdi: “Ah! Si, ben mio” da Il Trovatore;

BARITONO

1) V.Bellini: “Ah, per sempre io ti perdei” da I Puritani
2) G.Donizetti: “Come Paride vezzoso” da Elisir d’amore
3) W.A.Mozart: “Se vuol ballare” da Le Nozze di Figaro
4) W.A.Mozart: “Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso” da Le Nozze di Figaro
5) W.A.Mozart: “Hai gia vinta la causa… Vedro, mentr’io sospiro” da Le Nozze di Figaro
6) W.A.Mozart: “Tutto e disposto… Aprite un po’ quegli occhi” da Le Nozze di Figaro
7) W.A.Mozart: “Madamina, il catalogo e questo” da Don Giovanni
8) G.Rossini: “Largo al Factotum” da Il Barbiere di Siviglia
9) G.Verdi: “Pieta, rispetto, amore” da Macbeth
10) G.Verdi: “Dio di Giuda!” da Nabucco
11) G.Verdi: “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” da Rigoletto
12) G.Verdi: “Di Provenza il mar, il suol” da La Traviata
13) G.Verdi: “Il balen del suo sorriso” da Il Trovatore
14) G.Verdi: “Per me giunto… Io morro” da Don Carlo;

BASSO

1  V.Bellini: “Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni… Tu non sai…” da La Sonnambula
2) G.Donizetti:“Udite, o rustici” da Elisir d’amore
3) W.A.Mozart: “Se vuol ballare” da Le Nozze di Figaro
4) W.A.Mozart: “Non piu andrai Farfallone amoroso” da Le Nozze di Figaro
5 ) W.A.Mozart: “Tutto e disposto… Aprite un po’ quegl’occhi” da Le Nozze di Figaro
6) W.A.Mozart: “Madamina,il catalogo e questo” da Don Giovanni
7 ) W.A.Mozart: “O Isis und Osiris” da Die Zauberfloete
8) G.Puccini: “Vecchia zimarra” da La Boheme
9) G.Rossini: “A un Dottor della mia sorte” da Il Barbiere di Siviglia
10) G.Rossini: “La calunnia” da Il Barbiere di Siviglia
11) G.Verdi: “Come dal ciel precipita” da Macbeth
12) G.Verdi: “Il lacerato spirito” da Simon Boccanegra
13) G.Verdi: “Ella giammai m’amo” da Don Carlo
14) G.Verdi: “Vieni, o Levita… Tu sul labbro dei veggenti” da Nabucco

The competitor may also present a sacred or religious (operatic as well) piece of his own free choice; it is also given the possibility to compete only for the religious or sacred section (only one piece); in this case a payment of € 40,00 will be requested as registration fee.

5. The convocation order will be published on the website: https://www.associazionegiuseppeverdi.com by May 7th 2019.
Competitors who will not respect the convocation schedule will be excluded from the Competition, unless the delay is proved by a justified reason and, in any case, does not exceed the end of the preliminary round. No travel expenses refund: board and lodging will be exclusively paid by the competitors.
It will be made available to competitors, during the duration of the Competiton, a transfer service Station FS Magenta/Mesero at a cost of 5 € A/R per person.

6. Hotel accomodation: the competitors will have the opportunity to stay (with food) in affiliated facilities at convenient prices.
For information contact the Competition office: 0039 3408596465 email: giuseppeverdi.org@gmail.com;

7. The jury will decide at its sole discretion the distribuition of the prizes and, if it seems appropriate, the non-assignment or their reduction. The jury has the right to interrupt the test of a candidate, provided that there is unanimity.

8. All the finalists admitted to the final Concert of 12 May 2019 will receive a diploma of honor.
The following prizes will be awarded:

– First Prize: Euro 2000,00;
– Second Prize: Euro 1000,00;
– Third Prize: Euro 500,00;
– Award for the best execution of a sacred or religiuos piece: Euro 500,00;
– The following OPERATIC ROLES (paid) for the mise-en-scene of the Opera Don Giovanni by Mozart will be placed::
Don Giovanni (baritono);
Il Commendatore (basso);
Donna Anna (soprano);
Don Ottavio (tenore);
Donna Elvira (soprano);
Leporello (basso/baritono o basso);
Masetto (baritono o basso);
Zerlina (soprano);
to be staged in the year 2020 with orchestra, scenes and costumes at the Teatro Lirico of Magenta (Mi); mise-en-scene by the Association G.Verdi of Mesero;

– The Agency ArtsCom wants to award a worthy singer with the free creation of an entire promotional web-site specifically made for him/her and worth the value of more than 1000,00 Euro;

– Participation in a Concert of the Giacomo Puccini Conservatory of Gallarate(Va): the Director of the Conservatory, Maestro Sergio Gianzini, in agreement with the Jury, will assign to some finalists of the Competition the abovementioned prize, giving them the possibility to perform in a concert with piano accompaniment that will be held at the Mozart Hall of the Conservatory of Gallarate, by the end of May 2019 (with reimbursement of expenses);

– All the competitors, especially the finalists, will be listened to by delegates of the following International Artistic Agencies: DM Artist and ArtsCom Srls;

– Maestro Aldo Ruggiano will have the possibility to choose, in agreement with the Jury, some singers from the Competition to be included as solo in the concert season organised by Corale Lirica Monzese;

The finalists will perform with the accompainment of the International Opera Competition Orchestra Santa Gianna Beretta Molla (conductor: Damiano Cerutti) in collaboration with Ensemble Testori, in the presence of the Judging Commission and the public, who will not have the faculty of voting.

9. The “Giuseppe Verdi” Cultural Association reserves the right to record the Competition with videotape, tape, CD-DVD, internet, radio and TV, without any duty to the competitors, for any reason. Taking part in this Competition involves the release of audio/video recordings for radio, television and internet broadcasting, and does not imply any payment of rights or compensation of any kind, for any reason or cause. Registration for the competition implies acceptance of these regulations.

10. We do not assume any responsibility for risks or damage of any kind that may arise to competitors during the course of the entire Competition.

11. The Artistic Direction and the Organization of the Competition reserves the right to make changes to these regulations, if necessary.

12. In case of dispute, the Court of Milan is competent, and the text of the present regulation in Italian is valid.

13. Pursuant to Legislative Decree of the 30 Giugno 2003 nr. 196 Code regarding the protection of personal data, the Cultural Association “Giuseppe Verdi” informs that the data provided by registration form will be kept and used exclusively in order to
send information about the Association and that, pursuant to the aforementioned Legislative Decree, the owner of the data has the right to know, update, delate and rectify his data or onject to their use.

SPECIFICATIONS

1. Qualifying Round – 09/10 May 2019:
Execution of a single opera piece chosen by the candidate, and possible execution of the sacred or religious piece (for this section the semi-final test is not foreseen: in case of success the direct access to the final is guaranteed).

2. Semi-final Test – 11 May 2019:
Execution of two operatic pieces chosen by the Commission.

3. Final Round (public concert with orchestra) – 12 May 2019:
The program of the final concert will be defined by the Judging Commission, both for the operatic section and for the sacred/ religious section.

JURY


President of the Commission
:

  • Maestro Mauro Bonfanti, singing Teacher and President of the Cultural Association “Giuseppe Verdi”;

Members of the Jury:

  • Dott. Marco Frusoni –President of the ArtsCom, Agency of artistic representation;
  • Prof.ssa Rosy Orani –singing Teacher at the Conservatory “Arrigo Boito” of Parma;;
  • Prof.ssa Anna Maria Pizzoli, Soprano, singing Teacher at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” of Milano;
  • Maestro Aldo Ruggiano, Maestro di Spartito e Director of the Corale Monzese;
  • Maestro Christian Starinieri –Agent by DM Artist, Baritone and Orchestra Director;
  • Prof. Sergio Gianzini – Composer and Director of Consrrvatory “G.Puccini” of Gallarate;

Note:: If a member of the Jury happened to be a professor of one of the contestants in the Competition, he/she will abstain from issuing any verbal and/or written judgment on the latter.

NOTE

a) The registration document has legal value and, in case of disputes, the only text that has value is the original Italian text
b) The organization of the Competition provides an accompanying pianist free of charge; if a competitor wishes to participate with his own pianist, upon notice, he will have to bear all travel expences accomodation and other expences.
c) For further information: Competition organizing office: cell. 0039 3408596465; mail: giuseppeverdi.org@gmail.com; website: https://www.associazionegiuseppeverdi.com/concorso/concorso-2018/

Competition Pianists:
Damiano Cerutti
Chiara Pulsoni

Staff:
Charlotte Zito – Organizational Secretary
Maria Chiara Brandolini – Assistant.

“Del superbo è vana l'ira”
Il Trovatore

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Il Trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi

“La brevità, gran pregio”
La Bohème

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La Bohème
Giacomo Puccini

“Sì vendetta, tremenda vendetta!”
Rigoletto

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Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi