18ème Concours international de chant de ... - Le Centre lyrique


18ème Concours international de chant de ... - Le Centre lyrique

23 RD



Clermont-Ferrand (France)

February 18 th - 22 th 2013

In the 1840

For its 23 rd edition the International Singing Competition in Clermont-Ferrand becomes more and

more original regarding programs and collaborations. Auditions will select artists who hope their

appearance in Clermont-Ferrand Competition will bring them recognition and support in their early


This new edition celebrates a specific era of our musical history : the last lights of July Monarchy

during which Gaetano Donizetti presents his final comic opera and Félicien David creates works that

are currently being rediscovered.

Prizes are engagements for opera, concert and recital performances with major artists for both the

Clermont-Ferrand Centre Lyrique season and its prestigious Limoges Opera-Theater,

Massy Opera, Reims Opera, Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera, Saint-Étienne Opera Theater, Vichy

Opera, Palazzetto Bru Zane French Romantic Music Center, La Chaise-



Don Pasquale

Opera by Gaetano Donizetti (1843)


Stage version / sung in italian, concert pitch 440

Casting Norina, soprano

Ernesto, tenor

Dottore Malatesta, baritone

Performances January 10 th and 12 th 2014 / Clermont-Ferrand

Rehearsals start on December 9 th 2013

January 24 th and 26 th 2014 / Massy Opera

Rehearsals start on January 16 th 2014

February 9 th and 11 th 2014 / Reims Opera

Rehearsals start on January 29 th 2014

February 22 th 2014 / Vichy Opera

Rehearsals start on February 17 th 2014

March 14 th , 16 th , 18 th , 20 th 2014 / Rouen Haute Normandie Opera

Rehearsals start on March 5 th 2014

April 6 th and 8 th 2014 / Limoges Opera

Rehearsals start on March 25 th 2014

Dec. 31 st 2014, Jan. 2 nd and 4 th 2015 / Saint-Etienne Opera

Rehearsals start on December 15 th 2014

Conductors Roberto Forés Veses / Clermont-Ferrand, Vichy, Limoges, Reims

Luciano Acocella / Rouen

Laurent Campellone / Saint-Etienne

ND / Massy

Tittle role Simone Del Savio

Stage director Andrea Cigni

Set and costume designer Lorenzo Cutuli

Lighting designer Fiammetta Baldiserri

Assistant Stage Director Roberto Catalano

Assistant scenography Emanuele Sinisi

Co-production Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne, Limoges, Massy, Reims, Rouen, Saint-

Etienne and Vichy Operas

Moïse au Sinaï

Oratorio by Félicien David (1846)


Concert version / sung in french, concert pitch 440

Casting Moïse, bass

An israélite, soprano

A hebrew, tenor

Rehearsals Mid-march 2014 / Paris and Sofia

Concerts March 20 th 2014 / Sofia (Bulgaria)

March 28 th 2014 / Clermont-Ferrand (Opera -Theater)

April 4 th 2012 / Salonica (Greece)

Conductor Amaury du Closel

Orchestra Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Production Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne, co-production Palazzetto Bru Zane French

romantic music Center

Recital « Les années 1840 »

Melodies and arias Félicien David, Hector Berlioz, Charles Gounod, Ambroise Thomas,


Recital / sung in french, concert pitch 440

Vocal range Mezzo-soprano

Recitals 2014 / Clermont-Ferrand, Venice (Italia), Festival de La Chaise-Dieu

Piano Jeff Cohen

Production Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne, co-production Palazzetto Bru Zane French

romantic music Center


Number 100 singers will be selected on the basis of their file and allowed to compete in

February 2013.

Registration Registration though the internet from June 6 th 2012 www.centre-lyrique.com

or by e-mail (concours@centre-lyrique.com) or by post (mail).


Applicant must fill in and return the online application form before

December 1 st 2012

Enclosures (the application form must be accompanied by the following

documents - files must be attached via the application form online):

and place of birth (file can be attached via the application form online)

● An HD I.D. photograph (a .jpeg file can be attached via the application form


● A short written biography

● Audition program (5 arias) complied with the rules of the Competition

● 2 audio or video extracts recorded in 2012

● Registration form (only for registration by e-mail or post)

Warning: No application sent after December 1 st 2012 will be taken into account. All application

documents must be due this date.

Preselection Preselection is made on the basis of full filled file and on two arias (opera,

oratorio or melody) recorded in 2012, according to the choice of the artist. These

airs are not necessarily taken from an auditioned work in the competition.

Results are published at the latest on December 20 th 2012 on the competition

web page. Every successful applicant will receive an e-mail with the information

regarding their participation.

Age limit 32 years old for women - Born after January 1 st 1977

35 years old for men - Born after January 1 st 1977

Fees taken into account through

due between December 20 th and December 31 st 2012, by order on the Centre

lyrique Clermont- If the fee is not paid on due time, the

applicant will be excluded from the competition.


rue Montlosier, 63961 Clermont-Ferrand, cedex 9, France


IBAN FR76 1871 5002 0008 7794 3463 436


If there is any cancelation from the applicant, the Centre lyrique will keep the

for any reason, the amount will be sent back to the applicant.


Each singer may audition for one or several parts. There are mandatory arias for each auditioned

work. All pieces must be performed from memory and sung in the original language.

The audition program must be made of 5 arias: mandatory arias and a

choice taken from works of the composers chosen for the competition (G. Donizetti, F. David, H.

Berlioz, C. Gounod, G Bizet, J. Offenbach, G. Meyerbeer, F. A. Boieldieu, A. Thomas, V. Massé or

another french composer )

Mandatory arias for Don Pasquale

Norina cavatina « Quel guardo il cavaliere »

duo Norina Malatesta « Pronta io son »

duo Norina Ernesto « »

Ernesto scène and aria « Povero Ernesto ! »

duo Norina Ernesto « »

Dottore Malatesta aria « Bella siccome un angelo »

duo Norina Malatesta « Pronta io son »

Mandatory arias for Moïse au Sinaï

Musical score free download www.centre-lyrique.com (competition - Rules)

Soprano romance « Dans ce brûlant déser and

Tenor aria « » and

Bass recitative « Eternel...» and aria «

Mandatory arias for the recital « Les années 1840 »

Musical score free download www.centre-lyrique.com (competition- Rules)

At least two melodies of Félicien David



Summons The day and hour of passage as well as hour of rehearsal will be released

on the Internet on December 20 th 2012 to every preset singer.

Place Maison de la Culture, Salle Jean Cocteau

-Ferrand - France

Accompanists Three accompanists are hired by the Centre lyrique a

service for rehearsals and competitions.

Rehearsals They will take place in the Maison de la Culture - Clermont-Ferrand.

February 18 th - 19 th - 20 th / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

February 21 st and 22 th / rehearsals with pianist and/or orchestra

Competition Open to the public. Alphabetical order will be applied throughout the



First Round February 18 th 2013 / 2:00 pm 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

February 19 th 2013 / 2:00 pm 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Each artist has to sing one or two airs chosen by the Centre lyrique


Maximum playing time: 10 minutes

Semi-final February 20 th 2013 / 2:00 pm 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Semi-final is open to all successful first-round candidates.

Each artist has to sing one or two airs chosen by the Jury in the


Maximum playing time: 10 minutes

Final February 22 th 2013 / 8:00 pm

Final is open to all successful semi-final candidates.

Finalists for Don Pasquale will be accompanied by the Orchestre

Auvergne (Roberto Forés Veses, conductor). The others arias will

be accompanied by piano. All arias will be chosen by the jury in the



Meals and hotel fee will be paid for every finalist by Le Centre lyrique from February 21 st 2012 and for

2 days within the limits of:

- each meal (Le Centre lyrique requires receipts to pay allowances)

- per diem for hotel, paid directly to the Hotel by Le Centre lyrique

(ie, maximum total cost 188 entre lyrique).

The winners will be engaged in the following conditions:

- Gross fees, including agency commission (Euros)

OPERA / Don Pasquale






Dottore Malatesta 3000 1500

Ernesto 3000 1500

Norina 3000 1500


ie, gross for 16 performances, (travel, hotel and meals are payable by le Centre lyrique

during rehearsals in Clermont-Ferrand and according to the agreement with each Opera House

during the tour).

ORATORIO / Moïse au Sinaï

soprano 4000

tenor 4000

bass 4000


(Travel, hotel and meals are payable by le Centre lyrique)

RECITAL / « Les années 1840 »



Mezzo-soprano 3600

(Travel, hotel and meals are payable by le Centre lyrique)

BEST YOUNG SINGER AWARD / Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique

000 - This award is offered by the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique and will be given by

Raymond Duffaut, Director of the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique.

These engagement agreements are concluded between the singers and:

- The Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne (for all the works)

- Festivals or seasons organizers as part of the tour.

Winners will give a written statement that they are free from any commitment during rehearsals and

performances. Failure to attend rehearsals or performances for any reason will cancel the prize.


The Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne and its partners undertake the increase of venues of the

operas performed in Clermont-Ferrand. Singers will be told of these, according to their free periods.


They are chosen by the administrative board of the Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne and are made

of international personalities of the world of opera, theatre and music. They have the final decision. A

member of the jury who is or was a coach of one of the candidate in the last years, cannot take part

neither in the considerations nor in the votes concerning this artist.



Vincent Bergeot / Saint-Etienne Opera-Théâtre Director

Amaury du Closel / Opéra Nomade Music Director

Jeff Cohen / Pianist

Raymond Duffaut /

Artistic Consultant for the Opera Theatre in Avignon /

Director of the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique

Benoît Dratwicki / Artistic consultant Palazzetto Bru Zane

Centre de musique romantique française

Roberto Forés Veses / Music Director

Serge Gaymard / Reims Opera Director

Julia Lagahuzère / Limoges Opera-Théâtre Artistic consultant

Jean-Michel Mathé / La Chaise-Dieu and Besançon Festivals Director

Alain Mercier / Limoges Opera-Théâtre Director

Diane Polya / Vichy Opera Artistic Director

Frédéric Roels / Rouen Haute Normandie Opera Director

Pierre Thirion-Vallet / Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne Stage Manager

Jack-Henri Soumère / Massy Opera Director

David M. Dufort - Concours International de Chant / Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne

Maison de la Culture - - Clermont-Ferrand - France

Phone : + 33 (0)473 292 344 concours@centre-lyrique.com


Le Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne is supported

by the city of Clermont-Ferrand


le Conseil régional d'Auvergne

Clermont Communauté

le Ministère de la Culture / DRAC Auvergne

le Conseil général du Puy de Dôme

Le Centre lyrique is also supported by Club Lyrica :

Quantum Developement

Direction régionale France Télécom

Caisse des dépôts et consignations

Laboratoires Théa


Privates sponsors


Caisse d'Epargne d'Auvergne et du Limousin

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