Grandi Voci Istanbul 2020

GRANDI VOCI Istanbul 2020






Büyük Kulüp (Cercle d'Orient)
Cemil Topuzlu street Nr. 42
Zip code: 34726
Ciftehavuzlar Kadiköy - Istanbul



Application Deadline: 3. January 2020
Application Fee: €100
€ 25 (for candidates born after 1994)
To apply: ONLINE or

Application fee 100 €, (free of bankfees!!) to be payed immediately with the application
(Otherwise the application will NOT be accepted) on the following account:

Junge Opernfreunde Salzburg
OBERBANK Sterneckstrasse 55/ 5020 Salzburg
BLZ 15090
Kto nummer 371139395
IBAN =AT96 1500 0003 7113 9395

The bank transfer has to be free of charge for the receiver account.
Applications are only accepted after the payment of the application fee. The fee will not be refunded in any case.

Required Documents:
1-Completed Application Form
2-Biography of the applicant
3-A recent photo
4-A scanned copy of current passport/ID
5- A scanned payment confirmation



*There will be pianists for all the competition rounds.
*No travel or hotel costs will be payed.
*The Jury is liable to undertake any changes with regards to the regulations as are or may be required by the given circumstances.
*The jury has the right to share the prizes.
*Application fees are not refundable.
*The competition is open to all singers of any nationality.
* No age limit.
* Please come already warmed up to the audition place!
* The exact venue will be announced in time
*The decision of the jury is incontestable.
*All rounds are open for producers, directors, agencies after application. The final is in public.



5 arias free of choice from operas of the 17th, 18th and 19th century
(Verdi, Puccini, Mozart,Rossini,Donizetti,Bellini,Händel,Leoncavallo and other composers of this period.)


21st of January rehearsal
22nd of January-Preliminary Round (Candidates have to prepare 1 aria of their choice)
23rd of January-Semi-final Round (2 Arias)
24th of January-Final Round (2 Arias)
25th of January- Award Winners Concert



1st prize 30.000TL/5000€ engagement

2nd prize 15.000TL/2500€ engagement

3rd prize 10.000TL/1600€

- The first and second prizes are given as an engagement prize. The duration of the engagement prize will not exceed the period from 15.06.2020 to 15.08.2020.

- The award winner receives a contract as an "selfemployed artist" from Opera & more Salzburg / Oper im Berg Festival for various roles and concerts in Austria and Germany.

- The winner must pay all costs from the prize money himself/herself. (travel, accommodation, visa, etc.)

- The award winner must fulfil the obligations of the contract, otherwise the entitlement to the prize money will be lost.

- The award winner receives his/her prize money after fulfilment of the contract, or after his last performance according to his/her contract.

Season 2020
Oper im Berg Festival Salzburg
Opernfestspiele Schloss Amerang

Die Zauberflöte
Eugene Onegin
Die Entführung aus dem Serail



KS.Grace Bumbry

Ingo Kolonerics
- Bass, Intendant of Oper im Berg Festival Salzburg, Opernfestspiele Schloss Amerang and Skive Opera Festival

Suat Arikan- Bass, General Artistic Director of Istanbul State Opera and Ballet

Patrick Murray- Conductor and Musical Director of Pan Opera Festival, Assistant Conductor of Metropolitan Opera New York (2012)

Stefano Seghedoni- Permanent Guest Conductor of State Opera Varna, Guest conductor Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti Modena a.o.
Collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Mirella Freni


Federica Cipolli- Guest Accompanist Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Atılgan Kaptanoğlu- Musical Director of East-Western Opera Studio Salzburg