Conditions of Entry 2018

1

Registration

Date:
January through May 2018
Location:
Online
Fee:
€ 42 (details below)
Age limit:
Born in or after 1986
Arias:
2 arias of your own choice
2

Qualification

Date:
February through May 2018
Location:
51 cities worldwide
Jury:
1-3 local jury members
3

Enrolment

Date:
After qualification
Location:
Online
Fee:
€ 168 (details below)
Arias:
2 compulsory arias, plus 3 of your own choice
4

Final Rounds

Date:
June 3 through June 10, 2018
Location:
Jurmala, Latvia
3 rounds:
1st Round, Semi-finals, Finals
Jury:
16 members of the opera jury

General Standard Terms and Conditions

Qualifying rounds – worldwide

  • Admission:

    Singers (males/females) of all nationalities are invited to enter the competition.
  • Age limits:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, born in or later than 1986.
  • Rounds of the competition:

    The competition is divided into a qualifying round and three final rounds (subdivided into “1st Round”, “Semi-finals” and “Finals”).
  • Registration:

    The registration has to be addressed no later than the deadline for the respective venue of qualification (see Cities). The number of participants is limited: we recommend early and complete registration. For application deadlines, the Central European Time (CET) applies. Participation in the qualifying rounds without registration is not possible.
    This General Standard Terms and Conditions have been acknowledged and approved by the candidate by completion of online registration.
  • Arias:

    For the qualifying rounds candidates have to prepare two opera arias of their choice, to be sung from memory in the original key and original language. The jury will listen to one or both arias.
  • Registration fee:

    A registration fee of € 42,00 (incl. bank and/or credit card charges and VAT) for the qualifying round has to be paid during online registration. Available methods of payment: PayPal, Sofort, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, JCB).
    Singers from the following developing countries are exempted from the fee:
    List of exempted countries
    Conditions for fee exemption will be considered on the registration process. The General Management reserves the right to stop this offer or decide in individual cases.
  • Withdrawal of participation:

    Please find all information at the end of this document.
  • Registration confirmation:

    The registration will only be valid when the Competition Management has confirmed by e-mail that it has accepted the candidate.
  • Singers’ Login:

    After the registration candidates will get a personal access to the online database (Singers’ Login) to change e.g. their arias or the venue of qualification and their contacts.
  • Pianist:

    There will be an official accompanist, but you are free to bring a coach of your choice at your own expense. E x c e p t i o n s, where you have to bring your own pianist, are: will be announced soon.
  • Piano reduction (Klavierauszug):

    Please bring your piano reduction with you for the pianist, since there will be no material provided.
  • Warm-up:

    Please warm-up before you come to the audition venues.
  • Results of the qualifying round:

    All singers who have participated in the qualifying rounds will be notified within 5 days of the audition if they have been accepted to take part in the competition in Jurmala, Latvia. However, those singers who are selected at the qualifying round in Jurmala on the 2nd June 2018 will be notified that evening.
  • After qualifying rounds:

    To take part in the final rounds in Jurmala, applicants must have been selected at one of the qualifying rounds. Candidates can only take part in one of the qualifying rounds.

Final rounds – Jurmala

  • Admission:

    Only singers who have been selected in one of the qualifying rounds are entitled to take part in the final rounds.
  • Finals fee:

    The fee for singers participating in the 1st Round of the final rounds is € 168,00 (incl. bank and/or credit card charges and VAT). The participation in the Semi-finals and Finals is free of charge. The fee for the 1st Round has to be paid through the competition website before participation; available methods of payment: PayPal, Sofort, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, JCB). Singers from the following developing countries are exempted from the fee:
    List of exempted countries
  • Withdrawal of participation and refund of final fees:

    Please find all information at the end of this document.
  • Arias:

    Each singer must prepare five opera arias in the original key and original language to be sung from memory. These arias must include: Two compulsory opera arias AND three opera arias of the singer’s own choice (these may be taken from the list of compulsory arias as well).
    Compulsory Arias:

    Soprano
    Mezzo-Soprano / Alt
    Tenor
    Baritone / Bass
    • Bizet: Carmen: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre
    • Donizetti: Don Pasquale: Bella siccome un angelo
    • Giordano: Andrea Chénier: Nemico della patria
    • Gounod: Faust: Avant de quitter ces lieux
    • Gounod: Faust: Vous qui faites l’endormie
    • Lortzing: Der Wildschütz: Fünftausend Taler
    • Lortzing: Zar und Zimmermann: O, Sancta Justitia
    • Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail: O wie will ich triumphieren
    • Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Solche hergelaufne Laffen
    • Mozart: Die Zauberflöte: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
    • Mozart: Die Zauberflöte: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen
    • Mozart: Die Zauberflöte: In diesen heil´gen Hallen
    • Mozart: Don Giovanni: Fin ch´han del vino
    • Mozart: Don Giovanni: Madamina, il catalogo
    • Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Hai già vinta la causa/Vedrò mentr’io sospiro
    • Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: La vendetta, o, la vendetta
    • Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Non più andrai
    • Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Se vuol ballare
    • Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Tutto è disposto/Aprite un po’quegl’occhi
    • Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: La calunnia
    • Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al Factotum
    • Rubinstein: Demon: Na vozdushnam okeane
    • Tschaikowsky: Evgenij Onjegin: Ljubvi vse vozrasti pokorni
    • Tschaikowsky: Iolanta: Kto mozhet sravnitsia s Matildoi moei
    • Tschaikowsky: Pique Dame: Ja vas ljublju
    • Verdi: Don Carlo: Ella giammai m'amò
    • Verdi: Don Carlo: Oh Carlo ascolta/Io morrò
    • Verdi: Don Carlo: Per me giunto è il dì supremo
    • Verdi: Macbeth: Come dal ciel precipita
    • Verdi: Simon Boccanegra: Il lacerato spirito
    • Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera: Alzati, là tuo figlio
    • Wagner: Tannhäuser: Wie Todesahnung / Oh, du mein holder Abendstern
    Countertenor

    1st Round: Candidates will choose and sing one of the five arias from their competition repertoire.
    Semi-finals: Candidates will sing one aria of the jury´s choice from their competition repertoire. The jury has the right to ask for an additional aria from their competition repertoire.
    Finals: Finals will be with orchestra. One of the two compulsory arias will be choosen by the opera jury for this event.
  • Singers’ Login:

    The five arias are to be indicated after the qualifying round in Singers’ Login.
  • Pianist:

    There will be an official accompanist, but you are free to bring a coach of your choice at your own expense.
  • Piano reduction (Klavierauszug):

    Please bring your piano reduction with you for the pianist, since there will be no material provided.
  • Pitch of the piano:

    The pitch of the piano is 442 Hz.
  • Warm-up:

    Please warm-up before you come to the audition venues.
  • Dress code:

    We recommend: For the final rounds, be dressed with respect to the audience. For the finals, ladies: evening dress and gentlemen: suit/tuxedo/tailcoat.
  • Latvian Visa:

    Please note that you perhaps need a Latvian Visa. We recommand to contact immediately after your qualification the competent Latvian Consulate.
  • Journey and accommodation in Jurmala, Lativa:

    Will be updated soon.
  • Jury:

    The jury reserves the right to refrain from awarding a prize altogether or to divide a prize. The decision of the jury is final and incontestable. The General Management cannot guarantee that all rounds of the competition will be held in front of the complete and entire jury. The jury reserves the right to listen to excerpts of the presented arias only.
  • Finals Programme:

    The programme of the finals will be determined by the opera jury.
  • Prize Money:

    The prizes awarded in terms of money will be paid after the finals on June 10, 2018 by bank transfer.
  • Participation of former winners of main prizes:

    Winners of the main prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd prize opera) of all past Belvedere Singing Competitions are excluded from participation.

General

  • Public auditions:

    The international qualifying rounds may be occasionally available to the public, the final rounds and the finals are in any case with audience.
  • Media:

    The General Management reserves the right to allow radio and television stations to record and broadcast excerpts or all of the competition and the finals. The same applies for film, audio and video (stream) recordings in all known and future media. The participants will receive no remuneration for this.
  • Cooperation with sponsor activities:

    Without sponsors, the organization of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition is not possible. Therefore we kindly ask our competition participants to stand for any possible marketing activities of our sponsors. Agreements regarding time, payment, activities will be made directly in coordination between the singer and the sponsor.
  • Data exchange:

    Participants agree to the disclosure of their data to agencies, opera and concert houses, festivals etc. for contact purposes.
  • Newsletter:

    Participants agree to receive the newsletter of the Belvedere Singing Competition. If a participant does not agree, he/she may mail back the newsletter with “disagree” and will be removed immediately from the mailing list.
  • Place of general jurisdiction:

    The competent Vienna Court assumes jurisdiction over legal disputes. The competition rules are governed by Austrian Law. The English version of the text, published on this official competition website, is exclusively regarded as legally binding.
  • Right of withdrawal:

    Participants of the Belvedere Singing Competition have the right to withdraw from the participation at the qualifying rounds or final rounds within 14 days from the day of payment of fees without giving any reason.To exercise the right of withdrawal, you must inform us (International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, Seidengasse 32/3/52, A-1070 Vienna, Phone: +43-681-81883593, Email: office@belvedere-competition.com) of your decision to withdraw from this contract by an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by post or e-mail). You may use the model withdrawal form below, but it is not obligatory.
    To meet the withdrawal deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right of withdrawal before the withdrawal period has expired.
  • Effects of withdrawal:

    If you withdraw from the participation, we shall reimburse to you all payments received from you, without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to withdraw from the participation. We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement.
  • Waiting list and withdrawal of participation:

    If you request explicitly to be put on the waiting list after the registration deadline and are accepted to participate in one of the qualifying rounds rounds during the withdrawal period, you renounce your right of withdrawal.
  • Withdrawal form:

    To: International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, Seidengasse 32/3/52, A-1070 Vienna, Phone: +43-681-81883593, Email: office@belvedere-competition.com: I hereby give notice that I withdraw from my participation in the:
    a) Qualifying Round on _________ in ___________________________ .
    b) 1st Round of the Final Rounds on _________ in Jurmala, Latvia.
    Name and Singers_ID of the participant ___________________________ / _________ .
    Address of the participant ______________________________________________________.
    Signature of the participant (only if this form is notified on paper), Date _________.

Vienna, 3 November 2017

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