The Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition is an annual competition for young singers with higher music education (or still students) or employees (guest singers) of professional musical theatres. The competition has been held since 2014 and is organized by the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.
The Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition has three rounds: the 1st and the 2nd rounds take place with piano accompaniment, and the 3rd round is held with orchestral accompaniment on the main stage. All the winners will sing in the finale gala.
The finalists of the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition are provided with a rare opportunity to appear opposite leading opera soloists and to perform an ensemble scene from an opera in the third round, showcasing their vocal talent, acting skills, as well as their sense of stage. The high status of the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition is evidenced by the respectable international jury comprising directors of opera houses and international organizations, eminent musicians, and promoters.
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