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The conditions of competition
Competition of competitions of vocalists XXXII Sobinov musical festival
is held from 29 to 31 May, the final concert —
June 1, 2019
The Contest is open to singers under 35 years of age who have earlier
won prizes, awards, and diplomas in other Russian and/or international voice
competitions. (Saratov singers do not participate in the competition).
The Jury panel is headed by Professor Yuri Kochnev, People’s Artist
of Russia, National Prize Winner. The panel comprises distinguished musicians,
conductors, principal singers of the Saratov Opera, and voice and opera professors
of the Sobinov State Conservatoire of Saratov.
12 persons will be admitted to the contest at the discretion of
the jury on the basis of nomination sheets-questionnaires.
The competitive test consists of two rounds and is held in the form
of public concerts within the Sobinov
music festival. All 12 vocalists admitted to the contest participate
in both rounds.
The order of appearance will be determined by lot which is held
separately for each round. The jury awards all prizes within a set number and does
not divide them among the participants. The decision of jury is definitive
and not subject to revision.
To the application form should also be attached
- Copy of relevant passport pages (the first page and registration).
Copy of the Insurance certificate of obligatory pension
insurance (for citizens of the Russian Federation)
Copy of Prize Winner’s diploma verifying your success
in other competitions.
- Creative autobiography
- One colored photo in jpeg format printing resolution
- Video recordings of performances (at the request of contestants)
No admission fee required
For participation in the contest it is necessary to send the
to the e-mail address
email@example.com or mail:
Russia 410012 Saratov
Teatralnaya pl.1, Saratov Opera and Ballet
Organizing Committee of Voice Contest; before May 03, 2019 (date is determined
The Organizing Committee provides the competitors free accommodation while in contest.
Contestants shall cover their travel costs at their own expense.
Qualified accompanists will be available to contestants free of charge
for 3 rehearsal and performance in the first round. Scanned copies
of notes of works of the 1st round must be sent by the
contest participants before May 8, 2019.
For performances an evening toilet is required (for men-a
tail or concert suit, for women-a concert dress).
Winners must perform at least once in an away concert and the final
concert of the festival free of charge (Should a prizewinner refuse
to appear and perform, his award in terms of money shall be reduced
by 30 per cent.)
Prizewinners of the year have no right of application for
this Contest within the subsequent three years. They may however be invited
to appear as special guests of our further Festivals.
The organizing Committee reserves the right to make contest audio and
video recordings and use them for commercial purposes without extra charge.
One First Prize of 100000 rubles (Courtesy of the Governor)
and a Laureate’s Diploma.
One Second Prize of 75000 rubles and a Laureate’s Diploma.
One third Prize of 50000 rubles and a Laureate’s Diploma.
The Jury reserves the right to award one at the least, and three
at the most, encouragement prizes of 20000 rubles each.
In addition to the above is provided a Prize of spectator sympathies of the General partner of the Contest.
The winner is determined by the simple voting of the spectators (the sum of two rounds).
I Tour (accompanied by a piano)
- A native folk song of the competitor’s country.
- A romance by a Russian composer.
- An art song by a European composer.
II Tour (with orchestra)
- Aria from the operas of Russian composers.
- Aria from the operas of Western European composers.
The works of both tours are performed in the original language.
Preferably are arias covering the full range of this voice.
Repertoire options for the Semifinals (the II Tour)
Operas of Russian composers
||«Ruslan and Lyudmila», «Ivan Susanin»
||«Khovanshchina» (orchestration by D. Shostakovich)
«Boris Godunov» (Rev. Rimsky-Korsakov)
||«Alec», «Francesca da Rimini» (only aria Francesca)
||«Tsar’s Bride», «A Night in May», «Sadko», «Snow Maiden»
||«Eugene Onegin», «Queen of Spades», «Iolanta»,
«Orleans Maiden», «Mazepa», «Sorceress», «Fancy Shoes (Tcherevichki)»
(Only Arias Vakula and Oksana)
Operas of foreign composers
||«Norma» (Norma’s cavatina only)
||«Carmen», «Pearl Divers»
||«Aida», «Rigoletto», «La Traviata», «Il Trovatore», «Othello», «Don Carlos», «Un Ballo in Maschera», «Ernani» (Elvira’s scene and cavatina only), «La Forza del Destino» («Pace, pace», Rodolfo’s and Alvaro’s arias), «I Vespri Siciliani» (Elena’s Bolero only)
||«Faust», «Pomeo et Juliet» (Juliet’s Waltz only)
||«Lakme» (the legend of Lakme)
||«Lucia di Lammermoor», «L’Elisir d’Amore», «La Fille du regiment» (Tonio’s song only)
||«Halka» (Jontek’s «meditation» aria only)
||«Die Zauberflote», «Don Giovanni», «Le Nozze di Figaro»
||«Madama Butterfly», «Tosca», «Turandot» (only Liu’s aria), «La Boheme»
||«II Barbiere di Siviglia», «William Tell»
||«Samson et Dalila» (only the third Dalila's aria)
For more information call:
Phone: 8-(8452) 27-79-24;
Fax: 8-(8452) 27-84-21; 27-79-24
Address: Russia, 410012, Saratov, Teatralnaya pl.1, Saratov Opera and Ballet