Большой театр Беларуси


16 Оctober 19.00

The Queen of Spades

opera in two acts

Большой театр Беларуси


Большой театр Беларуси


Singing Competition-2017: Beginning


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231 participants- it is the statistics of the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition, which Takes place for the 4th time in the Bolshoi Theater from 14 to 20 December! Young artists from Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, USA, South Africa, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, France, Germany, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Ukraine expressed a desire to take part in the vocal competition. Not only sopranos and baritones (who, as always, prevail), but bass-baritones, and tenors, which the directors of opera always look with hope at, are planning to come to us.

We recall that the Singing Competition include three rounds. The 1st and 2nd rounds takes place with piano accompaniment and the 3rd (final) round takes place with orchestral accompaniment. The competitors will sing a lead role in a scene from an opera of their choice and the stars of the Belarusian Bolshoi will help them. By the way, not only the high-ranking jury, but also the audience will be able to praise the vocal talent of the lucky ones who reached the 3rd round. On 20 December 2017 the Gala Concert of the finalists will take place in the big hall of the theater. Here, besides the diplomas and awards, the audience prize will also be awarded.

The grand prize winner will receive US$ 10,000; first prize US$ 8,000; second prize US$ 6,000, third prize US$ 4,000. But most importantly, that many young artists of the competition will also receive invitations to the leading opera houses and companies of the world, which are so valuable in the world of art. After all, more than competent jury, which included directors of opera theatres, impresario and famous music figures, will determine the best of the best.

Vladimir Gridyushko, General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus will be the Chairman of the Jury. Also we will see Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera Europa (London, the United Kingdom/Brussels, Belgium) and John Allison, editor of Opera magazine, (London, the United Kingdom); Plamen Cartaloff, Director of Sofia National Opera and Ballet Theatre (Bulgaria);Valery Serkin, TACT International Art Management (Vienna, Austria); Christoph Meyer, General Director of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg (Germany); Hans-Joachim Frey, Chairman of the Competizione dell'Opera (Austria); Philippe Mestres, President and Artistic Director of the Music Festival “Nuits Lyriques en Marmandais” and President of the International Opera Singing Competition in Marmande (France); Gianluca Marcianò, Italian conductor, Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut (Italy); Andrei Petrov, General Director of ArtMaks (Germany); Oksana Volkova, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus; Viktor Ploskina, principal conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus; Nina Kozlova, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus, manager of the opera company of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus; Nina Lomanovich, People’s Artist of Belarus, principal chorus master of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus. Robert Körner, Director of Artistic Production of the Opéra National de Lyon (France), Erki Pehk, Artistic Director of the Pärnu International Opera Music Festival PromFest (Estonia) will try the "judicial robes" of the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition for the first time.

The Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus is waiting for all the participants and wishes the young talented singers good luck!

Official pages of the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition in social networks:

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