The 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition

Конкурси ОпераСпів2019
Дедлайн: 15/01/2019
Місце проведення: Варшава, Польща
Дисципліни: Опера Спів
З: 05/05/2019 До: 11/05/2019
Обмеження за віком: 18-33

www.teatrwielki.pl

  1. General Provisions
  2. The 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition, hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”, will take place at Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw from 5 to 11 May 2019.
  3. The Competition is organized by Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.
  4. Director of the Competition shall be appointed by the Director of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.

 

  1. Location and Schedule
  2. The Schedule of the Competition is as follows:
  • 1 September 2018 opening of applications
  • 15 January 2019 deadline for applications
  • 22 February 2019 announcement of the list of selected Candidates
  • 15 March 2019 draw and announcement of the order of auditions
  • 5 May 2019 Opening Gala (Participants’ attendance is optional)
  • 6-7 May 2019 Stage 1
  • 8-9 May 2019 Stage 2
  • 11 May 2019 Stage 3 (Finals), announcement of the results, Awards Ceremony
  1. The Competition will take place:

Stage 1 and 2 – in the Redutowe Rooms of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.

Stage 3 (Finals) – in the Moniuszko Auditorium of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.

 

III. Eligibility

  1. The Competition is open to singers of any nationality, resident anywhere in the world, and born not earlier than 6 May 1986 and not later than 6 May 2001.
  2. To participate in the Competition, Candidates must submit a complete application, in accordance with section 4 below.
  3. Applications must be made online, using the electronic application form available on the Moniuszko Competiton website (moniuszkocompetition.pl). A template of the application form is annexed hereto as Exhibit 1.
  4. The complete application must include:
  5. the online application form;
  6. video recordings of the Candidate performing, not older than one year, of a total duration of 7-12 minutes, without cuts during the performance of a given piece;
  7. a brief biography for use in the Competition program book and press publications;
  8. a high resolution up-to-date print-quality headshot for use in the Competition program book and press publications;
  9. Candidates will be sent an e-mail confirming their application has been received.
  10. Application forms missing any of the required fields or materials listed in section 4, will not be considered.
  11. In the event of encountering technical problems when filling in the application form, the Candidate must inform the Competition Office about the fact by sending an e-mail to: moniuszkocompetition@teatrwielki.pl, no later than 48 hours before the application deadline, to enable his application to be accepted within due time.
  12. The Candidate must take all the necessary steps so that the application can be received by the deadline. The Organizer is not responsible if an application is not received within due time.
  13. Candidates’ applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Central European Time (UTC+1:00) on 15 January 2019.
  14. The Selection Panel will review the recordings and documents listed in section 4 and decide which Candidates shall be admitted to the Competition.
  15. The Selection Panel shall be appointed by the Director of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.
  16. The list of Candidates who qualify to Stage 1 of auditions of the Competition will be published on the Competition website (www.moniuszkocompetition.pl) no later than on 22 February 2019. Moreover, Candidates will be informed about the Selection Panel’s decision via e-mail given in application form.
  17. Winners of Main Prizes of the most recent editions of following competitions:

Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest,

The International Tchaikovsky Competition,

Leyla Gencer Voice Competition,

Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition,

The International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN,

International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch,

Queen Elisabeth Competition,

Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, The World Opera Competition,

ARD International Music Competition,

International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition,

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition,

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions,

The Kościuszko Foundation Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition

will be automatically admitted to Stage 1 of the Competition, provided that they submit their applications on 15 January 2019 at the latest and pay the registration fee mentioned in section 15.

They are not required to submit the video recording.

  1. Up to 25 singers (in total) recommended by the opera studios chosen by the Organizer will be automatically admitted to Stage 1 of the Competition, provided that they submit their applications on 15 January 2019 at the latest and pay the registration fee mentioned in section 15.

They are not required to submit the video recording. The list of opera studios entitled to nominate Candidates can be found on the Competition website.

  1. In order to participate in the Competition, every selected Candidate is obliged to:
  2. pay a registration fee in the amount of EUR 100 or PLN 400 no later than on 6 March 2019

Payments must be sent to the following bank account:

Domestic transfers:

Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

73 1130 1017 0020 1462 7820 0002

(subject line: Moniuszko Competition, full name of the Candidate)

International transfers:

Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

IBAN: PL73113010170020146278200002

Business Identifier Code (BIC): GOSKPLPW

(subject line: Moniuszko Competition, full name of the Candidate)

The registration fee is not refundable under any circumstances;

  1. before performing in Stage 1 of the Competition, present an identification document with

photo in the Competition Office for verification.

  1. and submit the original copy of the Statement whose template in annexed hereto as Exhibit 2.
  2. Once the Organizer of the Competition notifies the Candidate about their admission to the Competition, and the Candidate pays the registration fee and submits the Statement to the Competition Office, the Organizer of the Competition and the Candidate enter into an agreement whereby the Candidate can participate in the Competition in accordance with these Rules and Regulations and gains the status of the Competition Participant (hereinafter referred to as the “Participant”).
  3. The Participant is allowed to change their chosen program by 13 March 2019. After this date no changes will be accepted.
  4. The Participant assigns gratuitously to the Organizer of the Competition the related rights to their artistic performances given during the Competition, in accordance with the Statement annexed here to as Exhibit 2.
  5. The Organizer of the Competition will provide pianist for all Participants.
  6. Participants can bring their own pianist at their own expense. The Organizer shall not bear any costs related to the participation of such a pianist in the Competition.
  7. Before their performance, pianists mentioned in section 20 above are obliged to submit in the Competition Office the statement of assigning gratuitously to the Organizer of the Competition the related rights to their artistic performances during the Competition and the consent to the processing of their personal data. The Statement’s template is annexed hereto as Exhibit 4. Once the Pianist submits the Statement to the Competition Office, the Organizer of the Competition and the Pianist enter into an agreement whereby the Pianist can participate in the Competition in accordance with these Rules and Regulations.
  8. The Organizer will arrange free accommodation from 5 May to 12 May 2019 for the Participants who report such a need to the Competition Office not later than on 6 March 2019. The Participants will be accommodated with families in and around Warsaw. The host families do not provide accommodation for family or friends accompanying the Candidate. The pianists mentioned in section 20 above may be accommodated with families subject to availability.
  9. The Organizer of the Competition is not obliged to insure the Participant against accidents, sickness, luggage loss or damage.
  10. The Program of the Competition
  11. The Competition consists of the following Stages:
  12. Stage 1 with piano:
  • one opera aria from the 18th or 19th century,
  • one Polish song from the 19th or 20th century (sung in Polish or translation).
  1. Stage 2 with piano:
  • one opera aria from the 18th or 19th century, other than the one performed in the Stage 1,
  • one opera aria from the 19th or 20th century, other than the one performed in the Stage 1,
  • one song from the world repertoire from the 19th or 20th century.
  1. Stage 3 (Finals) with orchestra:
  • one Polish opera or oratorio aria (sung in Polish or translation) OR opera, oratorio or operetta aria by Stanisław Moniuszko (sung in Polish or translation),
  • one opera aria from the world repertoire, other than the ones performed in previous Stages.
  1. The program performed should be selected from the Repertoire List (Exhibit 3 hereto). Participants may perform works not included in the Repertoire List by prior permission from the Director of the Competition.
  2. Performance time in Stage 1 – up to 12 minutes.

Performance time in Stage 2 – up to 20 minutes.

The Jury has the right to interrupt the Participant’s performance should it exceed the above time limits.

  1. All the pieces should be performed from memory.
  2. In each Stage, the program may be performed in the order preferred by the Participant. The order should be indicated beforehand in the application form and respected during the Competition.
  3. Polish songs and arias may be sung in Polish or any other language selected by the Participant.
  4. Arias must be performed in the original key.
  5. Songs may be transposed.
  6. The audition order shall be established by way of public draw. The order drawn shall be binding in all Stages of the Competition.
  7. For organizational or program reasons, the Director of the Competition has the right to make changes in the audition order during a given Competition day. In the event of illness, a Participant may be given permission to postpone their performance to the end of auditions. New order established in this way shall be binding until the end of the Competition.
  8. The auditions during each Stage of the Competition will be open to the public.
  9. All Stages of the Competition will be registered on audio or video carriers without any additional commercial gain for the Competition’s Participants.
  10. Qualification for Stages 2 and 3 shall depend on a Jury decision made in accordance with the Jury’s Statute that is annexed hereto as Exhibit 5.
  11. The lists of Participants who have qualified for the next stages of the Competition will be announced immediately after the decision is taken by the Jury.
  12. Competition Jury
  13. The Jury shall be appointed by the Director of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.
  14. The Jury will debate and evaluate Participants in accordance with the Jury’s Statute that is annexed hereto as Exhibit 5.
  15. The Jury’s debates are confidential.
  16. Evaluations and decisions of the Jury are not subject to appeal.
  17. A Juror shall not evaluate the performance of a Participant who is his/her student. Instead of the score, the Juror shall enter the letter ’S’ in the evaluation sheet next to the name and surname of such a Participant. ’Student’ is understood to mean a person who:
  18. is the Juror’s current student;
  19. was the Juror’s regular student at a school or privately for more than one year;
  20. attended private classes or masterclasses run by the Juror after 1 January 2018;
  21. is the Juror’s direct relative by blood or by affinity;
  22. is or was a participant of an opera studio being a part of the institution represented by the Juror;
  23. is represented by the Juror as their agent.
  24. A Juror should refrain from evaluating a Participant towards whom he/she might be biased. In such an event the Juror shall enter the letter ’S’ on the evaluation sheet instead of the score.
  25. Each member of the Jury is obliged to inform the Competition Office in writing or via e-mail which Participants he will not be evaluating in accordance with section V.5 and section V.6 herein.
  26. Each Participant is obliged to inform the Competition Office in writing or via e-mail, before the beginning of the Competition which Juror should not evaluate them in accordance with section V.5 herein.
  27. Awards
  28. The following prizes shall be awarded by the Jury:

1st Prize – 15 000 EUR.

2nd Prize – 11 000 EUR.

3rd Prize – 9 000 EUR.

4th Prize – 7 000 EUR.

5th Prize – 5 000 EUR.

6th Prize – 4 000 EUR.

The Prize for remaining finalists – 2 000 EUR each.

The Maria Fołtyn Prize for the best performance of a Stanisław Moniuszko piece – 8 000 EUR.

The Prize for the best performance of a Mieczysław Weinberg song – 2 000 EUR.

The Prize for the best pianist (born not earlier than 6 May 1984) – 1 500 EUR.

Every Participant admitted to and performing in Stage 2 of the Competition but not admitted to Stage 3 (Finals) will be given 500 EUR by the Organizer. He/She will not be entitled to call him/herself a Prizewinner of the Competition.

  1. The Jury reserves the right not to award a prize or make a different division of prizes than specified in section 1 above, with the provision that the total amount designated for the prizes shall not increase and the amount for each prize shall not be lower than stipulated herein.
  2. Special prizes might be awarded in the Competition (both monetary and non-monetary) funded by various institutions and individuals. The list of these prizes and rules for their award procedure will be available to the public before the start of the Competition.
  3. The Organizer of the Competition shall not be held responsible for failure on the part of the sponsors of the prizes as per section 3 above to fulfill their commitments regarding the said prizes properly and completely.
  4. Upon the request of a Prizewinner of the Competition, a monetary award can be converted into the Polish currency (PLN) at the average exchange rate of the Polish National Bank (NBP) of the day of the payment.
  5. Income tax shall be deducted from every award pursuant to the existing Polish law.

VII. Contact

The Moniuszko Competition

Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

Plac Teatralny 1

00-950 Warsaw, Poland

tel. +48 22 69 20 564

e-mail: moniuszkocompetition@teatrwielki.pl

www.moniuszkocompetition.pl

 

VIII. Privacy policy

  1. The personal data shall be collected and processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR), and national provisions introduced under the GDPR.
  2. The personal data controller is Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, registered in Warsaw (00-950), at pl. Teatralny 1, entered in the Register of Culture Institutions (RIK) maintained by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (Poland) under number 47/98; NIP: 525-20-59-432; REGON: 013055028.
  3. The Participants’ and their pianists’ data shall be processed for the purposes of organizing the Competition, in particular to carry out relevant financial, statistic, and archiving operations.
  4. The Participants’ and their pianists’ data shall be processed for the time required by relevant tax and copyright and neighboring rights regulations.
  5. The Participants and their pianists have the right to access their data and alter them.
  6. Providing personal data to Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera is voluntary, yet it is necessary in order to participate in the Competition.
  7. Final provisions
  8. In all matters related to the Competition outside the Jury’s competence, final decisions are made by the Director of the Competition.
  9. These Rules and Regulations have been prepared in Polish and English, but any doubts concerning their provisions shall be resolved on the basis of the Polish text.
  10. In matters not governed by these Rules and Regulations the Polish law applies.
  11. Any potential conflicts shall be settled by the Polish court of competent jurisdiction over the seat of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.
  12. The following exhibits constitute an integral part of these Rules and Regulations.

 

REPERTOIRE LIST

Below you will find the suggested repertoire. Please use it when selecting pieces that you will sing in the auditions. You may choose to sing a piece that is not listed below but need to consult the competition’s director beforehand. On the website of the Competition you may find more detailed suggestions regarding the Polish repertoire and free scores to download.

All arias must be performed in the original key.

All songs may be transposed.

Songs and Polish arias may be sung in Polish or in any language selected by the Participant.

STAGE 1 with piano:

  1. one opera aria from the world repertoire 18th or 19th century:

18th century:

Gluck, Händel, Mozart, Purcell, Vivaldi

19th century:

Auber, Bellini, Beethoven, Berlioz, Bizet, Boito, Borodin, Catalani, Cherubini, Cilea*, Delibes, Donizetti, Dvořák, Giordano, Glinka, Gounod, Korngold*, Leoncavallo*, Rimsky-Korsakov*, Massenet*, Mercadante, Meyerbeer, Mussorgsky, Nicolai, Offenbach, Ponchielli, Puccini*, Rachmaninoff*, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Smetana, R. Strauss*, Tchaikovsky, Thomas, Verdi, Wagner, Weber, Zandonai*.

* also pieces composed after 1900.

  1. one Polish song from the 19th or 20th century (sung in Polish or translation)

Baird, Bacewicz, Chopin, Czyż, Friemann, Gablenz, Gall, J. Karłowicz, M. Karłowicz, Kisielewski, Laks, Lefeld, J. Maklakiewicz, T. Maklakiewicz, Moniuszko, Mykietyn, Niewiadomski, Noskowski, Nowowiejski, Paderewski, Pałłasz, Szeligowski, Szymanowski, Weinberg, Żeleński.

STAGE 2 with piano:

  1. one opera aria from the 18th or 19th century, not performed in the first stage:

18th century:

Gluck, Händel, Mozart, Purcell, Vivaldi

19th century:

Auber, Bellini, Beethoven, Berlioz, Bizet, Boito, Borodin, Catalani, Cherubini, Cilea*, Delibes, Donizetti, Dvořák, Giordano, Glinka, Gounod, Korngold*, Leoncavallo*, Rimsky-Korsakov*, Massenet*, Mercadante, Meyerbeer, Moniuszko, Mussorgsky, Nicolai, Offenbach, Ponchielli, Puccini*, Rachmaninoff*, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Smetana, R. Strauss*, Tchaikovsky, Thomas, Verdi, Wagner, Weber, Zandonai, Żeleński.

* also pieces composed after 1900.

  1. one opera aria from the 19th or 20th century:

19th century:

Auber, Bellini, Beethoven, Berlioz, Bizet, Boito, Borodin, Catalani, Cherubini, Cilea*, Delibes, Donizetti, Dvořák, Giordano, Glinka, Gounod, Korngold*, Leoncavallo*, Rimsky-Korsakov*, Massenet*, Mercadante, Meyerbeer, Moniuszko, Mussorgsky, Nicolai, Offenbach, Ponchielli, Puccini*, Rachmaninoff*, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Smetana, R. Strauss*, Tchaikovsky, Thomas, Verdi, Wagner, Weber, Zandonai, Żeleński.

* also pieces composed after 1900.

20th century:

Barber, Bartók, Berg, Bernstein, Britten, Dankevych, Hindemith, Janáček, Martinů, Menotti, Nowowiejski, Paderewski, Penderecki, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Ravel, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Weinberg.

  1. one song from the world repertoire from the 19th or 20th century:

Barber, Bartók, Beethoven, Bellini, Berg, Berlioz, Bernstein, Borodin, Brahms, Britten, Canteloube, Chabrier, Chausson, Copland, Cui, Debussy, Delibes, Donizetti, Duparc, Dvořák, de Falla, Fauré, Finzi, Franck, Glinka, Gounod, Granados, Grieg, Hahn, Hindemith, Honegger, Janáček, Kabalevsky, Kodaly, Korngold, Křenek, Liszt, Loewe, Mahler, Martinů, Massenet, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Menotti, Milhaud, Mussorgsky, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saëns, Smetana, Schönberg, Schubert, Schumann, Shostakovich, Sibelius, R. Strauss, Stravinsky, Sviridov, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Verdi, Wagner, Webern, Weinberg, Wolf, Zemlinsky.

STAGE 3 (Final) with orchestra:

  1. one Polish opera or oratorio aria (sung in Polish or translation) OR opera, oratorio or operetta aria of Stanisław Moniuszko (sung in Polish or translation):

Moniuszko, Nowowiejski, Paderewski, Penderecki, Szymanowski, Żeleński.

  1. one opera aria from the world repertoire not performed in previous stages:

18th century:

Gluck, Händel, Mozart, Purcell, Vivaldi

19th century:

Auber, Bellini, Beethoven, Berlioz, Bizet, Boito, Borodin, Catalani, Cherubini, Cilea*, Delibes, Donizetti, Dvořák, Giordano, Glinka, Gounod, Korngold*, Leoncavallo*, Rimsky-Korsakov*, Massenet*, Mercadante, Meyerbeer, Mussorgsky, Nicolai, Offenbach, Ponchielli, Puccini*, Rachmaninoff*, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Smetana, R. Strauss*, Tchaikovsky, Thomas, Verdi, Wagner, Weber, Zandonai*.

* also pieces composed after 1900.

20th century:

Barber, Bartók, Berg, Bernstein, Britten, Dankevych, Hindemith, Janáček, Martinů, Menotti, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Ravel, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Weinberg.

Exhibits:

Exhibit 1: Application Form

Exhibit 2: Participant’s Statement

Exhibit 3: Repertoire List

Exhibit 4: Pianist’s Application and Statement

Exhibit 5: Jury’s Statute

Exhibit 6: Selection Panel’s Statute