Rules

ARTICLE 1
The competition is addressed to all lyric singers without any age limits from all nationalities.

ARTICLE 2 – ARTICULATION OF THE COMPETITION
Competitors must perform 5 pieces from the opera repertoire of their choice, in the original language and are required to provide a pdf copy of the musical score of the sections performed by them to be used by the jury and the accompanying pianist.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED IN FOUR PHASES

Eliminatory phase – 17th of October
Competitors must perform one or more pieces (according to the jury’s request) of their choice amongst those presented;
The competitors admitted to the following phase (First Round) are the competitors who will have obtained the eligibility, chosen by the discretion of the jury.

First Round – 18th of October
The admitted candidates must perform one or two pieces (according to the jury’s request), chosen from those presented however not performed in the Eliminatory phase.

Semifinal – 19th of October
The admitted candidates must perform one or two pieces (according to the jury’s request), chosen amongst all those presented.

Final – 20th of October
Only A maximum of 6 candidates will be admitted to the final. The final consists of a public concert where each candidate must perform two pieces chosen from those presented. Each candidate will have the opportunity to rehearse with their pianist for the necessary amount of time.

In the Eliminatory and First Round phases the Jury reserves the right to listen to the program presented in whole or in part, possibly interrupting the competitor at the jury’s discretion. The jury’s judgment is unquestionable and irrevocable. The judges are not obliged to give any explanation to the candidates for their judgement, however the organization will collect the jury’s feedback and make it known privately to the participants on request.

The final rounds of the competition will be open to the public and managers of international artist agencies will be present.

ARTICLE 3 – LOCATION
The Competition will take place from the 17nd to the 20th of October at the Palazzo dei Capitani and Castello Scaligero and the Auditorium della Funivia in the town of Malcesine.

ARTICLE 4 – ACCOMPANYING PIANISTS
The organization of the competition provides accompanying pianists for performing the rehearsals.
Competitors can use a pianist of their choice and at their own expense by making a request upon registration.

ARTICLE 5 – THE JURY
Eddy Lovaglio (President of the jury & President of the Parma Opera Art)

Gian Marco Moncalieri (Artistic Director of the Besostri Theater of Mede)

Ida Maria Turri (renowed mezzosoprano)

Davide La Bollita (Artists Agent and Artistic Consultant of the State Opera Theater of Varna)

Fabio Merlini (Artistic Director of the iberclassica Artists Agency & I Solisti Veneti Concert Promoter )

ARTICLE 6 – PRIZES
A role in a production of the Parma Opera Art (IT) in the season 2020/2021
A role in a production of the Theater Besostri of Mede (IT) in the season 2020/2021
A role in a production of the Theater of Varna (BG) in the season 2020/2021
Concerts in the next Festival of Malcesine 2020

SPECIAL PRIZES

Maria Labia Award (€ 1000,00) to the best soprano, presented by Labia’s heirs

ARTICLE 7 – REGISTRATION
Registration is made by sending an e-mail to: labiaprize@gmail.com (Subject: Labia 2019)
The following documents must be attached:
– completed and signed registration form (downloadable at the bottom of this page)
– Updated CV
– copy of a valid identity document
– proof of payment of the registration fee

All documents must be received no later than 10st October 2019 24.00 GMT

ARTICLE 8 – REGISTRATION FEES
The registration fee is fixed at € 75.00 (seventy-five / 00 euros)and can be payed by bank transfer.
The bank transfer must be addressed to the following bank account (attention, all expenses must be paid by the orderer) registered to Associazione I Solisti Laudensi, via Cavour 66 – 26900 LODI:

The payment can be done by bank tranfer (attention: bank expenses are to be charged to the payer) to the bank account:
IBAN: IT34 O 05034 20302 000000001499
BIC SWIFT: BAPPIT21M02
Account holder : Associazione I Solisti Laudensi

BANK NAME: BANCO BPM

ADRESS: Piazza della Vittoria-Lodi-Italy

ARTICLE 9 – RIGHTS
The participants disclaim any rights to access, usage and exploitation of the filming via radio and / or television footage of their performances and also to transmit or reproduce the songs they perform during the competition and authorize the organization to film videos and audio photos of every moment of the Competition and use them and distribute them at their own discretion without participants having any claim.

ARTICLE 10 – FINAL RULES
By registering for the competition the participant implicitly accepts all the rules contained in this announcement. In case of disputes the Italian text of the announcement will be considered authentic. The competent forum is Lodi.