Regulations of Tullio Serafin Competition


ARTICLE 1: ORGANISATION

Tullio Serafin Competition is organised by Concetto Armonico Association with Archivio storico Tullio Serafin, and is supported by Teatro alla Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Sociale di Rovigo and Teatro Tullio Serafin in Cavarzere.

Sponsors and supporters can be found on the competition website www.concorsoliricotullioserafin.it, section “Patronage and Supporters”.

ARTICLE 2: OPERA IN COMPETITION, NATIONALITY, AGE LIMITS AND ROLES

Opera in Competition: “Don Giovanni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Competitors of all nationalities may participate in Tullio Serafin Competition.

The age limit for the Competition is set at 34 years for all vocalities.

Competitors may enroll for more than one role (maximum 2), but must present all the arias listed in article n. 4. The jury reserves the right to listen to only part of the programme.

The roles in Competition are:

  • Don Giovanni
  • Il Commendatore
  • Donna Anna
  • Don Ottavio
  • Donna Elvira
  • Leporello
  • Masetto
  • Zerlina

ARTICLE 3: ROUNDS OF THE COMPETITION, DATES, PLACES AND REPERTOIRE

For the eliminatory rounds, competitors may choose their audition venue from those listed below, taking care, before finalising their registration, if there are places available in the “availability” section of the website www.concorsoliricotullioserafin.it

Competitors cannot choose the day of the eliminatory round.

ELIMINATORY ROUNDS:

  • 25 April 2022 Teatro Real in Madrid (max 25 competitors)
  • 26 April 2022 Teatro Sociale di Rovigo (max 25 competitors)
  • 27 April 2022 Teatro Tullio Serafin in Cavarzere (max 30 competitors)
  • 29 April 2022 Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (max 25 competitors)
  • 2 and 3 May 2022 Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin (max. 50 competitors)
  • 8 e 9 May 2022 Teatro alla Scala in Milan (max. 50 competitors)
  • 15 May 2022 Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (max 25 competitors)

Repertoire to be presented for the eliminatory rounds

In addition to the compulsory arias listed in Article 4, competitors must perform from memory an opera aria of their choice in the original language, including recitative and cabaletta where applicable. The eliminatory rounds will not be open to the public. Competitors shall present themselves at the eliminatory rounds with a copy of the aria to be performed of their choice, to be used by the pianist.

FINALS:

  • 28 May 2022 at 8.30 pm at Teatro Tullio Serafin in Cavarzere (Venice)

Competitors will present the entire role of the opera in competition by heart including duets and ensemble parts.

The finals will be open to the public.

The President may interrupt the audition at any time after consulting the Jury.

At the discretion of the Jury, if necessary, the competitor will be required to repeat pieces already performed. All stages of the competition will be performed with piano accompaniment.

ARTICLE 4: COMPULSORY ARIAS FOR EACH ROLE TO BE PRESENTED AT THE ELIMINATORY ROUNDS

Don Giovanni

  • Deh, vieni alla finestra
  • Fin ch’han dal vino

Donna Anna

  • Non mi dir bell’idol mio
  • Or sai chi l’onore

Don Ottavio

  • Dalla sua pace
  • Il mio tesoro intanto

Donna Elvira

  • Ah! chi mi dice mai
  • Mi tradì quell’alma ingrata

Leporello

  • Madamina il catalogo è questo
  • Ah! Pietà signori miei

Masetto

  • Ho capito, signor si

Zerlina

  • Batti batti o bel Masetto
  • Vedrai carino

Il Commendatore

  • Scena finale del ruolo (final scene of the role)

ARTICLE 5: DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT

To enroll, candidates must complete the online entry form accompanied by the following documents:

copy of an identity document (ID card or passport valid on 6 June 2022);

a recent high-definition colour photo;

short curriculum vitae (maximum 1.500 characters)

copy of the payment receipt of the registration fee.

Competitors who need to obtain a visa for their stay in Italy must write to the competition secretariat at info@concorsoliricotullioserafin.it in order to obtain a letter of invitation to complete the bureaucratic procedures.

In the event of non-participation in the competition, the secretariat is not obliged, in any case, to reimburse the registration fee.

ARTICLE 6: PAYMENT OF FEES AND BANK DETAILS

For the registration the competitor will pay a fee of € 90,00 (ninety/00 euros). The fee will be paid by bank transfer to:

Concetto Armonico – Associazione culturale
BCC CENTROVENETO, Vicenza Branch
IBAN: IT60 O085 9011 8000 0008 1026 140
BIC/SWIFT: CCRTIT2TBCV
Reason for payment: NAME AND SURNAME (of the competitor) registration Tullio Serafin Competition 2022

ARTICLE 7: DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION

The application form, accompanied by all the documents required in article n. 5, must reach the association

Concetto Armonico no later than Saturday 16 April 2022 at this site: www.concorsoliricotullioserafin.it

Applications received after this deadline, or incomplete in documents, will not be considered. The registration fee will not be refunded if the competitor cancels his/her participation in the competition. The fee will only be refunded in cases provided for in Article 21 of this notice.

ARTICLE 8: CONVOCATION

The letter of the alphabet for the audition order will be drawn live on Facebook 18 april at 6 pm on Concetto Armonico association’s page and the competitors will be invited to the eliminatory rounds.

Each competitor will be sent an e-mail with the time of the convocation for the eliminatory round and the rehearsal time with the pianist (if requested in the registration form).

Changes of time or date as indicated by the artistic direction will not be allowed.

If the competitor fails to attend any required rehearsal with the pianist, the rehearsal cannot be rescheduled. Any competitor who fails to attend any of the stages of the Competition will be excluded from the same and may not claim any refund of the registration fee paid.

ARTICLE 9: ADMISSION TO THE FINALS

The names of the contestants admitted to the finals will be communicated by email after the Jury’s work is completed (17 May by the evening).

No information will be given over the phone.

ARTICLE 10: WINNERS

The winners will participate to the Opera Studio in Vicenza from 21 August to 10 septembre (date of the last performance) 2022.

The Opera Studio will be held by internationally renowned maestros (voice teacher, director, conductor), in view of the performance of the opera at Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza on 8 and 10 Septembre 2022. Other performances of the opera, even in concert form, are not excluded.

ARTICLE 11: JURY OF THE ELIMINATORY ROUNDS

MILAN, TEATRO ALLA SCALA

  • Alessandro Galoppini, casting manager of Teatro alla Scala
  • Andrea Castello, artistic director of Vicenza in Lirica Festival and president of Archivio storico Tullio Serafin
  • Renata Lamanda, mezzo

ROME, TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI ROMA

  • Andrea Castello, artistic director of Vicenza in Lirica Festival and president of Archivio storico Tullio Serafin
  • Francesco Giambrone, Superintendent of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
  • Barbara Frittoli, soprano

MADRID, TEATRO REAL

  • Andrea Castello, artistic director of Vicenza in Lirica Festival and president of Archivio storico Tullio Serafin
  • Representative of Teatro Real
  • Renata Lamanda, mezzo

BERLIN, STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN

  • Boris Anifantakis, director of Young Artist Program of Staatsoper Unter den Linden
  • Andrea Castello, artistic director of Vicenza in Lirica Festival and president of Archivio storico Tullio Serafin
  • Barabara Frittoli, soprano
  • Renata Lamanda, mezzo

GENOA, TEATRO CARLO FELICE

  • Pierangelo Conte, artistic director of Teatro Carlo Felice
  • Andrea Castello, artistic director of Vicenza in Lirica Festival and president of Archivio storico Tullio Serafin
  • Barabara Frittoli, soprano

ROVIGO, TEATRO SOCIALE DI ROVIGO

  • Luigi Puxeddu, artistic director of Teatro Sociale di Rovigo
  • Andrea Castello, artistic director of Vicenza in Lirica Festival and president of Archivio storico Tullio Serafin
  • Riccardo Zanellato, basso

CAVARZERE, TEATRO TULLIO SERAFIN

  • Piero Guarnera, baritono
  • Andrea Castello, artistic director of Vicenza in Lirica Festival and president of Archivio storico Tullio Serafin

Jury of the FINALS

  • Alessandro Galoppini, casting manager of Teatro alla Scala PRESIDENT
  • Gianni Tangucci, artistic coordinator of the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
  • Luigi Puxeddu, artistic director of Teatro Sociale di Rovigo
  • Sara Mingardo, alto, music consultant for Vicenza in Lirica Festival
  • Giovanna Canetti, vocal coach
  • Renata Lamanda, mezzo
  • Piero Guarnera, baritone
  • Andrea Castello, artistic director of Vicenza in Lirica Festival and president of Archivio Storico Tullio Serafin

ARTICLE 12: VOTING

The Jury will take its decisions in secret session by a majority of votes. In the event of a tie, the President’s vote shall prevail. The Jury may decide not to award roles in competition if there are no suitable candidates.

The Jury’s verdict is final and irrevocable.

ARTICLE 13: CONTRACT FOR WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION

When registering for the Competition, candidates undertake, in the event of winning the role and after due reading, to sign a contract for the Opera Studio and all subsequent performances in the theatre as indicated in Article 10. Should the winners of the Competition fail to fulfil their contractual obligations after signing the contract, they will be required to pay a penalty equal to the fee set out in Article 14.

The artistic direction of Vicenza in Lirica Festival will not make any arrangements with any representative of agencies or press offices of the competitors who will be awarded the role.

ARTICLE 14: PRIZES FOR WINNERS OF THE ROLES IN COMPETITION

Winners of the competition will granted accommodation in Vicenza from the day the Opera Studio starts until the end of the production in single or double room with breakfast included.

At the end of the performances at Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, winners will receive a gross remuneration of € 850.00 (Euro eight hundred and fifty/00) for each performance for the roles of Don Giovanni, Donna Anna, Don Ottavio, Donna Elvira, Leporello; a gross remuneration of € 600.00 (Euro six hundred/00) for each performance for the roles of Zerlina and Masetto; a gross remuneration of € 400.00 (Euro four hundred/00) for the role of Il Commendatore.

ARTICLE 15: OTHER PRIZES

  • CriticsAward of euro 300,00 named after “Lukas Franceschini “*
  • Public prize of euro 300,00 named after “Francesco Pacchiega” offered by Mrs Valeria Rubini*
  • City of Cavarzere Prize – Department of Culture, euro 500,00*
  • Università Popolare di Cavarzere Prize: Opening Concert of the Academic Year 2022/2023 for two Competition finalists with a fee of 300.00 Euros
  • Marinella Meli” Scholarship of euro 600,00 offered by mezzo Renata Lamanda
  • Operabase is offering a 30% discount on Pro Artist subscriptions for all artists who make it through to the final round and 50% discount to special prizes (discount is only applicable on annual subscription payments). Winners will receive a free Pro Artist annual subscription
  • Other possible prizes will be announced on the website of Tullio Serafin Competition in the “Prizes” section

*In the event of a tie, the prize is divided between the two.

ARTICLE 16: COVER

The Commission reserves the right to appoint “Covers” chosen from the finalists, who will take over if the winners of the role are unable to perform for serious and certifiable reasons, maintaining the conditions laid down for the winners.

ARTICLE 17: CERTIFICATE

All finalists will receive a certificate of participation in the competition.

ARTICLE 18: LIABILITY

Organizers of the Competition accept no responsibility for any damage caused to property or persons during the course of the Competition.

ARTICLE 19: VALIDITY OF THE NOTICE

Participation in the Competition implies unconditional acceptance of these rules without reservation. The Italian version of the present notice concerning Tullio Serafin Competition applies. Legal action is excluded.

ARTICLE 20: FILMING OF IMAGES, AUDIO AND VIDEO

By registering, the participant in Tullio Serafin Competition gives his/her consent to audio and video recordings and to the filming of images made by Concetto Armonico and Archivio Storico Tullio Serafin and/or by persons or institutions appointed by them during all stages of the competition, during rehearsals and the performances of the opera in competition.

The participant cedes to the organisation all image, audio and video footage rights as indicated above for any use without time or territorial limits through any means now known or of the future invention (e.g. TV broadcasts, internet, public screenings, optical, magnetic, computer, paper, etc.).

ARTICLE 21: COVID-19 SECURITY PROTOCOLS, POSTPONEMENT, CANCELLATION AND REFUND OF REGISTRATION FEE

All rounds of the competition will be carried out following the safety protocol imposed by the competent authorities and the host sites, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

Rounds (preliminary and final) may be postponed due to force majeure caused by Covid-19.

Should the competition be cancelled due to force majeure caused by Covid-19 or for organisational reasons of Concetto Armonico association, the full registration fee will be refunded to the competitor by bank transfer. Should the competitor have to cancel his/her participation due to Covid-19, he/she will receive a refund of the registration fee, subject to the presentation of the certificate stating the reason for the cancellation.

ARTICLE22: FACILITIES FOR MEMBERS

All those enrolled in the competition will be entitled to a special discount of Euro 65.00 should they wish to enrol in one of the opera singing master classes organised by Vicenza in Lirica Festival during the year 2022.

ARTICLE 23: AMENDMENTS TO THE NOTICE

The artistic direction and the organisation of the competition reserve the right to make changes to these regulations should this prove necessary and these changes are always notified at the bottom of the competition notice.


NOTES

COMPETITORS ARE REQUESTED TO CHECK THE OBLIGATION OF QUARANTINE BY THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND, IF APPLICABLE, BY THE COUNTRY OF DESTINATION.

The preliminary and final rounds will be performed at a distance of at least three metres from the front and sides of the pianist and the committee, unless otherwise stated.

Competitors must maintain a safe distance within all premises and avoid crowds, and MUST follow the safety protocol imposed by the host venue.

No accompanying persons or personal pianists are allowed.
THE SUPER GREEN PASS IS OBLIGATORY FOR THE OPERA STUDIO AND FOR THE PERFORMANCES (unless otherwise specified by competent authorities)


Last modified:

04 April 2022: Article 11 has been modified.
31 March 2022: Article 11 has been modified.
09 March 2022: Articles 1, 3 and 11 has been modified.
03 March 2022: Articles 1, 3 and 11 has been modified.
25 February 2022: Articles 1, 3 and 11 has been modified.
08 February 2022: Article 15 has been modified.
06 February 2022: Article 14 has been modified.
03 February 2022: Announcement published on the competition website www.concorsoliricotullioserafin.it and deposited at the Concetto Armonico association headquarters, Via G. E. di Velo, n. 133, Vicenza (VI).