Art. 1 - ISTITUTO EUROPEO
organises its seventh International Singing Competition reserved
exclusively for non-Italian singers.
Art. 2 - The goal of the competition is the production of
a public performance.
Art. 3 - The winners will be assigned their perspective
roles for a performance based on some scenes of the opera Il Tabarro by
Giacomo Puccini (the Ricordi edition will be adopted).
Art. 4 - The competition will take place in Florence, at
ISTITUTO EUROPEO, during the days Monday, January
5, 2004, beginning at 9 a.m.
Jury: Fabio Lombardo
(director of the choir “L’Homme Armé” of
Florence and expert in polyphony); Simone Ori (pianist and conductor);
Susanna Rigacci (soprano, vocal coach and specialist in “voice
engineering”); Rinaldo Romagnoli (director of Istituto Europeo);
Elisabetta Sepe (pianist, conductor and choir director, teacher
at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica di Latina); Rodolfo Tommasi
(director and musicologist); Elisabetta Torselli (musicologist
and music critic at the daily national newspaper “Il Corriere
Art. 5 - The singing competition requires: one soprano (for
the role of Giorgetta), one mezzosoprano (for
the role of Frugola), one tenor (for
the role of Luigi), one tenor (for
the role of Tinca), one tenor (for
the role of Venditore di canzonette), one baritone (for
the role of Michele), and one basso (for
the role of Talpa). The competitors
will have prove that they have a good knowledge of the entire role
they want to present; the Jury may ask them to perform not only the
airs but also concertatos. They will be accompanied
by a collaborating pianist signed out by ISTITUTO EUROPEO.
Art. 6 - The competitors must present themselves punctually
with a document of identification (ID-card or passport).
Art. 7 - To apply for admission to the competition the candidates
Complete the enrolment
a “curriculum of studies” or resumè.
Attach a copy of the receipt of payment of 100 Euro
* participation fee, to be paid by:
- International Money Order;
- Bank Check-
to be sent to: ISTITUTO EUROPEO - Piazza delle Pallottole, 1 (Duomo) - 50122
Firenze - Italia.
charges to the beneficiary) using the following information:
bank account number 2772128
Via Brunelleschi, 11
I B A N - IT36 / L /02008/02820/000002772128
- Credit Card (see enrolment
Present a "curriculum
* The participation fee is not refundable in case of cancellation
Art. 8 - The application for admission and the documents
mentioned in art. 7 have to be sent by registered letter (which can also be
anticipated by a copy via fax) within the December
15th, 2003 (the latest date for postage).
Art. 9 - The winners will be given a scholarship for an
intensive course of Italian language from January 7-30, 2004 at
the ISTITUTO EUROPEO.
Art. 10 - The winners will
participate in a “Laboratory” of theatrical, musical and linguistic
(perfection of pronunciation) preparation to carry out the concert. The “Laboratory” will
take place from January 7-27, 2004.
The performances, which will be open to the public and the press, will take
place on Wednesday, January 28 and Friday, January
30, 2004 in an important historical and cultural locality in