The Competition shall consist of three rounds:
Round One – Elimination
Competitors shall perform :
- One or Two pieces (on the choice of the jury) of their own choice, from among those submitted.
- A piece by Riccardo Zandonai (for those who enter this part of the Competition), see art. 6.
Competitors who reach the required standard will be admitted to the second round, the Semifinal, along with the winners of First Prize at other International Opera Singing Competitions in 2018 and 2019 (upon presentation of documentation).
Round Two – Semifinal
Competitors shall perform:
- One or Two (on the choice of the jury) remaining pieces not used in round one;
- the second piece by Riccardo Zandonai (for those who enter this part of the Competition), see art. 6.
Competitors admitted directly to the Semifinal shall perform:
- One or Two pieces (on the choice of the jury) from those submitted;
- a piece by Riccardo Zandonai (for those who enter this part of the Competition), see art. 6.
In rounds one and two, the Jury may decide to listen to the above programme fully or in part and may interrupt the performance at its discretion. Competitors who reach the required standard will be admitted to the third and Final round.
Round Three – Final
Competitors shall perform one or more pieces, chosen by the Jury from among those submitted, including those by Riccardo Zandonai (for those who enter this part of the Competition), see art. 6.
At the discretion of the Artistic Director, one or more “musicaRivafestival” Special Prizes may be awarded to the candidates who reach the final stage of the competition, consisting of participation in a concert within musicaRivafestival 2019 (Riva del Garda (TN), Italy, from 20th July to 3rd August). In the event in which the recipients of the special “musicaRivafestival” Award prove to be winners of other awards of the competition, the awards will be considered as a single award or however inextricably assigned, which is the reason for which the acceptance of one signifies the acceptance also of the other with any inherent burden. The eventual non-participation in the above mentioned concert will result in the forfeiture of the winner of any Award assigned to them. For the purposes of participation in the concert, accommodation and travel expenses will be met by the organisers. Travel expenses are just the ones referring to a return ticket by a second class train within the Italian territory. “musicaRivafestival” Special Prize winners will also receive a fee for participation in the above concert of 500,00 Euros (five hundred/00) gross before taxes. If for any reason the winner does not come either to rehearsals or the performance of the concert as communicated by the secretariat of Associazione Musica Riva, the “musicaRivafestival” special prize and any other prizes awarded during the
“Riccardo Zandonai” Competition will be withdrawn.
The prizes will be awarded during the opera concert which will be held on the evening of 2nd June 2019; prize winners are required to be present at the concert in order to receive their prizes, on penalty of the withdrawal of the prize. Prize money will be fully paid to the winners by bank transfer, carried out no later than 15th August. On request of the winners who have been assigned the special “musicaRivafestival” Award, the prizes may be paid fully or partly at the discretion of the Artistic Director, even before the aforesaid date, but in any event, not before 30 days after the prize giving. The 5 Special Prizes relating to participation in the opera singing masterclasses at musicaRivafestival 2019 are bound to the winners’ participation in the above event, therefore the Special Prizes will be paid with a binding letter of commitment which the winners will receive at the Zandonai Competition and which they will be obliged to present to the organising secretariat of musicaRivafestival according to the regular terms of registration for the festival. Failure to present may result in the invalidation of the prize. The organising secretariat will make payment to the winners of the sum of the Prize less the registration and participation fees for the course.
The participants will renounce to every right to use and exploit any radio and/or television recordings of their performances and broadcast or reproduce their performed pieces and authorize the organization to carry out videos, audio recordings, photos of any moment of the competition and use and exploit them at their own discretion without having any expectation.
The entry application by the competitors implies the acceptance of all the rules set forth in this official rule book. In the case of dispute, the Italian version of the official rules shall prevail.
All candidates for the Riccardo Zandonai Competition will be covered by an accident insurance policy stipulated with a recognized insurance company.
Participants authorise the Musica Riva Association to process their personal data in order to handle their registration for the Zandonai Competition, and for all necessary administrative and promotional activities which the Association intends to undertake. Under the terms of GDPR of the Eu conuntries valid from 25th May 2018, participants may at any time have access to their personal data and request modification and/or cancellation.