REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION "BRUNA ŠPILER"
The competition is open to all interested singers and is conducted publicly according to the given rules.
Born in 2009 or younger
Born in 2007 or younger
Born in 2004 or younger
Born in 2001 or younger
Born in 1997 or younger
Born in 1998 or older
Born in 1990 or younger
Category open to all ages
Competitors are obliged to perform a certain program at the competition:
PRE-CATEGORY: A work by an old master, One Art song of free choice
IA CATEGORY: A work by an old master, One Art song of free choice
IB CATEGORY A work by an old master, Two Art song of different stylistic epochs
II CATEGORY Aria (Opera, Oratorio or Opetta) by an old master, Two Art songs of different slylistic epochs.
III CATEGORY Two arias (from Oratorio/Mass/Cantata, Opera, or Operetta of different epochs), Three Art songs, two of which must be of different stylistic epochs
IV CATEGORY Five arias
Stage I: One aria of their own choice. One aria chosen by the jury
Stage II: Two arias chosen by the jury
Note: One aria must have recitative (either Mozart or Handel)
VA CATEGORY Two duets/ensembles
VB CATEGORY One Operatic duet/ensemble. One duet/ensemble of choice
The program is performed by memory and in the original language and tonality.
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(1) Oratorio arias that have recitative are performed with recitative.
(2) Opera arias that have recitative are performed with recitative, and in the original tonality.
(3) Opera arias that have cabaletta are performed with cabaletta.
(1) The competition is held once a year.
(2) The competition is of an international character and is open to competitors of all nationalities.
(1) All those who professionally study solo singing within the official state or private educational system, as well as pupils of primary and secondary music schools, and students of music and art faculties in the department of solo singing can apply for the competition.
(2) In addition to them, those who do not have formal opera education, as well as those who are not pupils or students of solo singing, can also apply for the competition.
Stages are eliminatory; in the second stage, a maximum of 8 (eight) competitors per category who score the highest number of points in the previous stage will be accepted, and the placement of finalists will be decided by the points from both stages...
The competitors' performances start in alphabetical order according to the first letter of their surname, starting with the letter drawn upon receipt of applications.
(1) The performance of the participants' programs is evaluated by a professional jury composed of 5 members for all categories.
(2) The jury decides on the transfer of competitors to the next stage.
(3) The names of the competitors accepted in the next stage will be announced after the end of the previous stage. The names will be announced in the order of the candidates' performance. The score will be announced only after the final stage is completed.
(4) The decisions of the jury are final and cannot be questioned, reconsidered or appealed.
(5) Members of the jury are not allowed to contact competitors who actively participate in the competition.
(6) A jury member cannot evaluate a candidate:
a) if they are related to the candidate; b) if they are a teacher or professor; c) if they worked with the candidate within 12 months before the competition.
(2) In cases where a jury member cannot evaluate a candidate, the Secretary of the jury evaluates the candidate instead of the jury member.
(6) The jury may decide not to award one or more prizes.
(7) The scores of the jury are public and will be published on the official website of the competition.
(8) Jury members evaluate participants and ensembles with points ranging from zero (0) to one hundred (100);
a) submit individual score lists to the Secretary of the jury; b) enter their scores in the prescribed form and fill it out properly; c) participate in the work of the jury throughout the competition;
d) attend the performances of all competitors within the category for which they are responsible; e) attend jury meetings; f) fill in and sign individual score lists; g) fill in and sign cumulative score lists; h) intervene, through the president of the jury and members of the Organizing Committee, in cases of irregularities and deviations from the Jury's working regulations.
(1) Each competitor whose performance is evaluated with scores from 90 to 100 points will win the first prize and be awarded a diploma.
(2) Each competitor whose performance is evaluated with scores from 80 to 89 points will win the second prize and be awarded a diploma.
(3) Each competitor whose performance is evaluated with scores from 70 to 79 points will win the third prize and be awarded a diploma.
(4) Each competitor whose performance is evaluated with scores from 60 to 69 points will receive an honorable mention and be awarded a diploma.
The first-placed competitor in the preliminary category, I and II categories, if evaluated with scores for the first prize, will receive a book. The first-placed competitor in the III and IV categories, if evaluated with scores for the first prize, in addition to the book, will receive a cash prize.
(1) Applications for the competition should be submitted electronically on the official website of the competition by April 30th, 2023, and the registration fee is €50 (category IV = €70).
(2) If the competitor does not have their own accompanist, an official accompanist will be provided for them.
(3) The fee for one rehearsal and performance with the official accompanist is €50.
(4) Applications, documents, and a photograph should be submitted electronically through the website application.