Primo Concorso Lirico Internazionale Città di Voghera “Giulio Fregosi”


Art.1 - Competition specifications and objectives

The competition is open to Italian and foreign singers. There is no upper age limit.

Among the objectives of the competition, auditions may lead to casting for operas to be produced by Festival Ultrapadum 2019 and “B.O.F Bitonto Opera Festival” and “Bellano Lirica”

Art. 2 - Registration

Registration is ON-LINE and must be submitted before Dec. 13th 2017 at 10:30pm (22:30). 
Participants are required to input:

·        contact and personal information in the on-line form

·        picture of an ID card or passport.

·        Each singer must submit a selection of 4 aria titles. Arias must be sung in its original key along with recitative and caballetta where applicable.

Art. 3 - Payment

Payment is ON-LINE through Paypal (credit cards, paypal account)

·        Registration fee, including accompanist, is €85 plus Paypal fee of €3.00

·        If you bring your own pianist, you may register for €70 plus Paypal fee of €3.00

Lottomatica Points located throughout Italy can accept payment in case you don’t have a credit card or a paypal account. You should pay €88 or €73 to the account:

CASH payment on site is possible but highly discouraged. Last minute cash payment are €100 / €85 (€15 late fee).
Registration MUST be submitted ON-LINE before Dec. 13th 2017 at 10:30pm (22:30) even in the case of cash payment on site. 
Travel and lodging expenses are not included.
The competition will start with the first round of selections at 2:00pm Dec. 14, 2018. The rehearsal space will be available on a first-come-first-served order from 11:00am.
Singers will be auditioned in alphabetical order starting from a letter which will be announced, based on the number of participants.

All participants must be ready in the theater on December 14th at 1:45pm (13:45)
Selections will begin at 2pm (14:00) - The audition list will be posted the same day.
Singers must bring sheet music for the pianist.

Art. 4 - Accompanists

A local pianist accompanist will be available for €15. The accompanist for this edition is Maestro Diego Crovetti. If you wish to be accompanied by your own pianist, you may do so.
Make sure to bring a copy the score for the accompanist.

Art. 5 - Jury
Please refer to the Italian page

Art. 6 - Exams

Exanination will be articulated in three steps: selections, semifinals and finals. Winners of the finals will take part in the gala concert Dec. 16th. General audience is allowed throughout the competition.
All singers who receive a prize or honorable mention are allowed perform for the gala concert.

·        Selections: 
Each singer will perform the first aria. The Jury may stop the execution at any time. Singers will either pass or fail the selection based on the jury's majority.

·        Semifinals:
Each semifinalist will sing the second aria. Once again, the jury will decide how many contestants are admitted to the finals.

·        Final selection
The Jury will select the last aria from the two remaining two indicated by the singer. Each contestant’s final grade will be calculated as the average of each juror’s grade, where the lowest and highest, if repeated, will be omitted one single time. The winners are the three top contestants in the ranking.

·        Gala concert and special audience preference prize awarding:
The award winners and any finalist selected by the jury will perform during the concert to be held on Dec. 16th  9:00pm at the same location: "Teatro della Fondazione Adolescere". During the concert, certificates, cash prizes and cachet-coupons will be awarded. The audience will also vote for the best performance, and a special prize will be awarded in cash.

Art. 7 - Grading

The jury, in the presence of the majority of its components, will formulate the ranking.
Each contestant will receive score as the average from all jurors, with the elimination of the highest and lowest ones.
The first three prizes will be awarded to the highest scores.

Art. 8 - Prizes

The jury, in accordance with the artistic director of the Festival Ultrapadum, B.O.F, the participating entities and organizers who will host the price concerts, reserves the right to cast finalists even if they did not receive a final prize.

Cash prizes, prize concerts and honorable mentions will be awarded as following:
Please refer to the Italian page

Should an awarded singer not participate in the performance(s) for which was casted, the cachet-coupon will be considered void, and no cash will be paid.

Art. 9 - Extras

The Committee reserves the right to admit late participants, based of serious and proven reasons, until the end of the first preliminary phase.  Also the Committee reserves the right not to assign prizes or divide them in the case of a tie.
By entering the contest, candidates waive performance rights regarding any radio, Tv  and photo shoots happening during all phases of the competition, also waiving any monetary request. 
The Committee’s judgement is irrevocable. 
Information sent to “Società dell'Accademia” will be used only to communicate corporate related events. 
By entering the contest you agree to accept of rules listed in this document.
The Tribunale di Voghera is the legal forum for any dispute which must be formulated in Italian.

This english translation was made available to foreign singers, and it is meant to be as accurate as possible.
In case of doubt, please, refer to the 
official and complete regulation of the competition in Italian.

The competition is produced by "Associazione Amici della Musica di Voghera” and "Comune di Voghera", Assessorato alla Cultura, Dr.ssa Marina Azzaretti