An mp4 recording of two arias of the applicant's choice matching the following criteria: one Baroque aria (from an opera, oratorio or cantata) and one opera aria from a different period. The works presented on this recording may be included into the programme of the live competition.
Only high quality and recent recordings (taken on or after 31 March 2015) will be accepted. Audio recordings and other video formats will not be considered.
The recording should show the applicant and his/her accompaniment (pianist, orchestra etc.) and each piece should be recorded in a single take (no editing permitted).
Candidates prepare 1 Liszt-song plus altogether 7 opera arias. Arias for the Final should be selected from the competition's opera list to be found here. (Would you be unable to find suitable arias for yourself, please contact the secretariat immediately by e-mail indicating your suggested choice.)
1 Liszt-song and 2 arias representing different styles and characters
Next to the Liszt-song Candidates will present 1 of the two arias up to their choice, the second aria will only be sung if requested so by the Jury.
2 arias representing different styles and characters
Candidates will present both.
3 arias representing different styles and characters
1 chosen by the Candidate and 1 by the Jury.
All pieces are to be sung from memory, in the original key and original language, and in full version (including recitativo, cabaletta, stretta if appropriate).
All selected arias are to be listed on the application form.
Competitors may change their listed programme till 31 May 2016.
The Competition organizers might request changes – e.g. due to non-availability of orchesta material – till 30 June 2016.