REGULATION

REGULATION

The Associazione Culturale Arcipelago
Announce


International Opera Competition Jole De Maria, 8th edition

Tivoli (Rome)

 

2020 May 21st-23rd

Scuderie Estensi

Piazza Garibaldi

 

Registration deadline 2020 May 15th

 


PROCEDURES FOR PARTICIPATION AND CARRYING OUT THE TESTS:

ART. 1

The competition will take place in Tivoli (Rome), from 21st to 23rd May and will be divided into three phases:

- May 21st, Elimination (closed doors);

- May 22nd, Semi-Final (open doors );

- May 23rdFinal e gala concert(open doors ).

The tests will take place during the day, at the Estensi Stables - Piazza Garibaldi - Tivoli. The gala concert, during which the names of the winners will be announced, will take place in the evening on May 23rd and the participation of both the Winners and the Finalists will be mandatory.

There are three sections:
- Section A: free opera program for Mascagni Opera studio and Opera Season "Opera in Puglia" - Section B: roles from "Il barbiere di Siviglia" by G. Rossini for the Opera company Francesco Tamagno - Section C: Auditions for singers and singing students interested in being heard by the members of the Commission; those who wish, can also have an opinion on their preparation, speaking directly with the members of the Commission itself, immediately at the end of their test.

ART. 2
The competition is open to singers of all vocal registers and of all nationalities. Participants must demonstrate that they have reached the age of majority of 18 at the date the Competition will take place. There is no age limit.

ART. 3

Participation in the competition is subject to:

A) pay a registration fee equal to:

- Section A: euro 60.00 (euro sixty)
- Section B: euro 60.00 (euro sixty)
- Section C: euro 40.00 (euro forty)
 If the competitor wishes to participate in Sections A and B, € 100.00 (euro one hundred).
Registration fees, which are not refundable (except the non-celebration of the competition due to force majeure not depending by the will of the organization) by bank transfer to the following coordinates: 

 BANCA DI CREDITO COOPERATIVO DI ROMA SOC.COOP. A R.L.,       IBAN IT89F0832703227000000006700       BIC ROMAITRRXXX    

payable to “Arcipelago Associazione Culturale” 
specifying the following: name, social security number and "registration to the International Opera Contest Jole De Maria
VIII ed."and Section (s) chosen.
In case of serious difficulties in making the payment, upon agreement with the organization, the participation fee can be accepted  directly before the singing test.
  • B) the provision of the following documents:
    1. the filled application form(use microsoft word) in all the required fields, including a detailed description (title aria, opera and composer) of the arias presented with autograph signature and date. The lack of regular subscription formula for authorization to the processing of data will prevent the person concerned to be admitted to the tests. Informations on the proposed program must be detailed and precise. Otherwise, the registration will not be considered valid.After the expiration of the term of registration, no adjustments to the program presented will be accepted;
    2. documentation of money transfer for registration;
    3. a recent photo;
    4. a short curriculum of musical studies, prizes awarded and professional activities (in Italian or English);
    5. a copy of an official document (passport mandatory for non-Eu citizens)

The material submitted by the participants will not be returned under any circumstances.
The sending of the application form will confirm the full knowledge and unconditional acceptance of all the rules of this announcement and of the Jury’s decisions.

ART. 4

Submission of the registration as per Art. 3 can take place:

  • A. as pdf. file via e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • B. by sending a registered mail to the following address: “Secretariat: Ass. Culturale Arcipelago, via 1° Maggio 35, Fonte Nuova (RM) 00013 Italy”, by registered letter with return receipt (the postmark will make faith and on the receipt must appear the name of the candidate).

For the admission to the Competition membership shall be made no later than 15th, 2020.

 

Will not be taken into account the applications submitted by mail that will arrive after May 21st, 2020 excluding those accepted at the discretion of the Artistic Director, after documentation indicating a serious impediment.

ART. 5
The candidates are required to be on May 21st at 10:00 am, at the Scuderie Estensi – Piazza Garibaldifor the appeal and for the order call. It will not be sent any notice of the call. Competitors who are absent will be excluded from the competition; the Artistic Director will reserve the right to admit any straggler; but only before the draw of the execution order.

Competitors may attend the drawing and the preliminary will start immediately after.
The candidates will present themselves, in all tests, following the order established by the drawing, which cannot be changed, otherwise will be excluded from competition

ART. 6

- Section A and C: 5 arias of Italian or foreign lyric works indicated in the registration form, performed in the original language and key, by heart, complete - where applicable - with recitative and cabaletta.

- Section B: 5 arias of Italian or foreign lyric works indicated in the Registration Form, performed in the original language and key, by heart, complete - where applicable - with recitative and cabaletta, at least one them drawn from The Barber of Seville.

During the Qualifying Round, the candidate will perform:

  • an aria of his choice from those indicated in the application form
  • an aria requested by the Jury from those indicated in the application form.

Contestants will perform an aria of their choice, but during the elimination phase, the Jury can have the right to interrupt the performance of the competitor, after the execution of the first track.

During Semifinal and Final candidates will perform:

  • two arias chosen by the Jury amongst those indicated in the application form, that will be executed in full.

All competitors must bring with them all tests scores for voice and piano of the pieces chosen for the program.
The art direction will require participants to send the scores of operas - Italian or foreign - about the tracks they propose.
The finalists will perform in concert formal dress.

ART. 7
The Association will provide the piano accompaniment of the participants.
In the first two phases, Preliminary and Semifinal, each contestant may be accompanied, at its expense, by a pianist of his trust, this must be stated on the registration form. In the final competitors will be accompanied only by pianist of the Competition.
On May 8, the pianist will be available at the location of the Competition (10:00/13:00 and 15:00/ 18:00) prior mandatory reservations by sending an e-mail to the Competition Secretary. The test exercise will take place as a rule in the order of booking.

ART. 8
Travel, food and accommodation will be afforded entirely by the competitor.

ART. 9
Those who, by sending the necessary certification, attesting to have won the 1st prize of an International Opera Competition  in the last three years, go straight through to the semi-final. Also the winners of our previous editions may participate in the competition.

JURY

ART. 10
The Selection Committee will consist of five prestigious personalities of the music world, among which will be appointed a President and a Secretary. The Jury may decide to make use of the Musical Director or a Head of organizational to perform the functions of Secretary or substitute in case of serious impediments of one of the Jurors. Voting will take place by secret ballot. The decision of the Jury will be final and will be made known to the candidates at the conclusion of each of the three stages of the competition. The list of candidates admitted to the next test will be made public immediately after the fulfillment of bureaucratic obligations, May 21st and 22nd, by posting it at entrance of the place of the trials, and will be also published on the website and on Facebook. In no case will be notified by phone.

 

 

ART. 11
Can not participate in the Competition people who have a family relationship with one or more judges or organizers. In the event that a competitor is a student of a member of the jury, the member has the obligation to inform and to abstain from voting for that competitor. This abstention will be mentioned in the minutes.
The abstained Commissioner will be replaced by the Artistic Director or his delegate, previously identified. In the event of a false declaration, the competitor will be disqualified, even if the deception emerged within a year of the conclusion of the Competition.

ART. 12
The Commission's judgments will be expressed in YES / NO in the Elimination and Semifinal and in 10th in the Final. In case of a tie, the number of performances will be equally divided.

 

All finalists will receive a Certificate of Merit.

AWARDS:

ART. 13

- Section A: the winning singers will be called to fill one or more roles in the programming for Mascagni Opera studio and Opera Season "Opera in Puglia" (date and titles to be determinated)

- Section B: the winning singers will be called to play one or more roles in the opera "The Barber of Seville" in the opera season of the opera company Francesco Tamagno (date to be determined)

With unquestionable decision of the Jury, the prizes may not be assigned or assigned in part.

CASTS FORMATION will not take place at the end of the Competition, but will be completed and made known individually later, by telephone or email by the Secretariat, which will also communicate the proposed role, the date of the play and any replies and the required rehearsal period. The winners' diplomas will be delivered during the gala concert.

Certificate of Merit will be awarded to the winner of the public prize
Certificate of Merit at the best Conservatory for bringing the largest number of competitors in the final (minimum three).
Certificate of Merit for the best singing teacher for bringing the largest number of competitors in the final (minimum two).

 

FINAL PROVISIONS:

ART. 14
The President, the Commissioners of the Competition, the Artistic Director and the Head of organizational reserve the right to contact for future artistic collaborations competitors they deem appropriate for this purpose.

ART. 15
The organization reserves the right to film and record, without time limit, the Final without any compensation to the participants that, by signing the application form, hereby expressly agree to transfer free of charge to the organizers of the competition any right to use and economic exploitation of such recordings.

ART. 16
The Associatione Culturale Arcipelago reserves the right to make changes to this announcement that may be necessary for technical or organizational reasons, and to interpret it in via authentic, final and unappealable. For everything not included in these regulations, will decide the organs of the organizing.

ART. 17

The Tivoli Forum is competent In the event of a legal dispute, and the text of these Rules shall be valid in Italian.

ART. 18
The Archipelago Cultural Association is signatory of an insurance policy with the Compagnia Assicurazioni Generali for civil liability during all phases of the Contest. No responsibility or liability for any additional risks or damages of any kind that may arise during the Competition.

Art Director: Irene Bottaro, mezzosoprano