Posted: 29 Nov 2018
Blue Danube/Béla Bartók Opera Conducting Competition - Edition 8
16 - 27 Jun, 2020
52 conductors accepted to compete in 3 rounds. Repertoire: Don Giovanni, Carmen (with the Guiraud accompanied recitatives) Pagliacci, & Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle, all in original languages. International jury of opera conductors and opera directors. Prizes feature numerous guest conducting engagements with important houses in Central and Eastern Europe. This 8th Edition returns to the excellent Hungarian Opera in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where it began in 2005. Several winners from previous years have gone on to important careers. Round I tests all 52 conductors conducting the entire opera company (choir and soloists on stage with orchestra and conductor in the pit) on Don Giovanni & Carmen. Up to 18 conductors will advance to Round II where Pagliacci and Bartók's Bluebeard are added. 6 conductors will advance to the final round where Bluebeard is the sole focus. 2 winners will conduct arias in a Gala closing concert and awards ceremony with the 1st prize winner conducting Bluebeard
Closing date: n/a
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