Большой театр Беларуси

 

16 Оctober 19.00

The Queen of Spades

opera in two acts

Большой театр Беларуси

 

Большой театр Беларуси

 

Singing Competition

 

GENERAL SPONSOR OF THE PROJECT

Dear friends,

We would like to invite you to take part in the 5th edition of the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition which will take place from 14 to 19 December 2018.

Applications should be emailed at the address of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING by 25 October 2018.

The competition is open to singers regardless of citizenship, with higher music education (or still students) or employees (guest singers) of professional musical theatres.

Attention: age limits! Male singers born in or after 1980 and female singers born in or after 1983 are eligible to participate in the competition.

The 5th Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition will be held in three rounds. The 1st and 2nd rounds will take place with piano accompaniment and the 3rd (final) round will be held with orchestral accompaniment.

In the final 3rd round, the competitors will sing a lead role in a scene from a classical or modern opera. The 3rd round will take place on the main stage.

Total prize money: US$ 28,000
Grand prize    US$ 10,000
First prize    US$ 8,000
Second prize    US$ 6,000
Third prize    US$ 4,000

Most promising competitors will be awarded special prizes from the jurors (engagements/contracts).

Jury:

1.    Vladimir Gridiushko, General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition, Chairman of the Jury, Belarus
2.    Jean-Paul Burle, Administrateur de Mérignac Gestion Équipement/Le Pin Galant, Vice-President of the International Opera Singing Competition in Marmande, France
3.    Dmitry Vdovin, Honoured Art Worker of Russia, Artistic Director of the Young Artists Opera Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Moscow, Russia
4.    Oksana Volkova, soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus, laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
5.    Christophe Ghristi, Artistic Director of the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, France
6.    Plamen Cartaloff,  Academician, member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Director of Sofia National Opera and Ballet, Bulgaria
7.    Robert Körner, Director of Artistic Production of the Opéra National de Lyon, France
8.    Nina Kozlova, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus, manager of the opera company of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
9.    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, Minsk, Belarus
10.    Gianluca Marcianò, Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut,  principal conductor of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad, founder and Artistic Director of the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici, principal guest conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus; Italy
11.    Christoph Meyer, Professor, General Director of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg, member of the Chambre Professionnelle des Directions d'Opéra, Honorary Professor at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule, Honorary Doctor of the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Romania, Germany
12.    Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera Europa, London, the United Kingdom/Brussels, Belgium
13.    Andrei Petrov, General Director of ArtMaks agency, Germany
14.    Viktor Ploskina, Honoured Artist of Ukraine, principal conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
15.    Valery Serkin, TACT International Art Management, Vienna, Austria
16.    Alain Surrans, Director of the Angers Nantes Opéra, Vice President of the professional syndicate Les Forces Musicales, France
17.    Hans-Joachim Frey, Professor, Chairman and Artistic Director of the Semper Opera Ball,  Chairman of the Competizione dell'Opera, Artistic Director of the Sirius Talent and Success Foundation in Sochi; Germany
18.    John Allison, editor of Opera magazine, London, the United Kingdom

The full text of the Regulations of the competition and the application form can be found on the theatre’s website www.bolshoibelarus.by.

From July 2018 onwards, citizens of 74 countries do not need a Belarusian visa if their visit does not exceed 30 days and on condition that they travel by plane (Minsk National Airport, except for flights from/to Russia). More information is available herehttp://mfa.gov.by/en/visa/visafreetravel/e0ced19bb1f9bf2c.html  

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