27th International Opera Competition of Clermont-Ferrand & Vichy
Location: Vichy, France
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
The 27th edition of the International Opera Competition - shared for the first time between Vichy and Clermont-Ferrand - will feature two operas and melodies from that period. L'Isola disabitata, Haydn's azione teatrale, will be auditioned for the Festival Pian'Opéra (operas performed on piano) with pianist Philippe Cassard and La Sonnambula, opera in 2 acts by Bellini will be the subject of an important co-production between no less than 9 French opera houses! Finally, a Romantic Recital with Susan Manoff will give us the opportunity to (re) discover the most beautiful melodies of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti.
The defining feature of this Competition - in addition to spotting young talents every two years, it offers monetary prizes and awards in the form of professional contracts. On average, more than 500 singers of various nationalities try their luck for those highly demanding professional auditions. This edition will see a close collaboration between Clermont Auvergne Opera's already existing partnerships and various other lyrical Institutions from all over France. As for the jury, it will be chaired by a leading figure of the opera world, mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes.
A few winners from past editions: Elsa Dreisig, Mary Elizabeth Williams, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Christelle Di Marco, Florian Laconi, Armando Noguera, Cyril Auvity, Anna Kasyan, Julien Dran, Cyrille Dubois, Jiwon Song%u2026
New : On February 16 and 17, 2021 the qualifying rounds will take place at the Vichy Opera house, the only Art-Nouveau Opera house in France. A sign of regional artistic cooperation between Clermont-Ferrand and Vichy !
Applications can only be made by filling in the application form on the competition's website.
See website for complete list of prizes and rules.