Winners of The Marcello Giordani Foundation International Vocal Competition – Fano, Italy 2012

The final selection of the International Singing Competition of the Marcello Giordani Foundation took place at the Teatro della Fortuna of Fano, Italy, on May 13, 2012.  Thirteen of the finalists were awarded prizes, and seven were chosen for roles in the production of Verdi’s Falstaff to be presented by Teatro della Fortuna during the 2012-2013 season.


Taisiya Ermolaeva, soprano, Russia
– First Prize in memory of “Michele Guagliardo”, 5000 and awarding of the “Fortuna d’Oro” of the Foundation Teatro della Fortuna of Fano
– Special Prize – Debut at Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova
– Special Prize – Debut at Teatro São Pedro of São Paulo, Brazil, season 2013.
– Concert offered  by the organization Premio Aureliano Pertile, Teatro Alfieri di Asti. 
– The Critics’ Prize.

Valeria Sepe, mezzo soprano (Italy)
– Second Prize offered by Vero Beach Opera (Florida, USA) 3000 euro.
– Special Prize, Debut at Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa.
– Special Prize, Debut at Teatro São Pedro of São Paulo, Brazil, season 2013.
– Concert offered by the organization “Premio Aureliano Pertile” at the Teatro Alfieri of Asti.
– Role of Mrs. Meg Page in Falstaff, season 2012/2013, Teatro della Fortuna.

Medet Chotabaev, tenor, Kazakistan
– Third Prize in memory of tenor Sergio Franchi, offered by the Eva e Sergio Franchi Foundation 2000 euro.
– Special Prize in the memory of tenor Salvatore Licitra.
– Concert in the summer season at Teatro Bellini of Catania .

Emanuele Cordaro, bass, Italia
– Concert offered by the organization “Premio Aureliano Pertile”, Teatro Alfieri of Asti.
– Scholarship offered by the Kiwanis Augusta for participation in the Master Class of the Marcello Giordani Foundation.
– Role of Pistola in Falstaff, season 2012-2013, Teatro della Fortuna.

Marco Frusoni, tenor, Italia
– Special Prize Luciano Pavarotti.
– Special Prize, debut at Teatro São Pedro of São Paulo, Brazil,  season 2013.

Aurora Tirotta, soprano, Italia
– Concert at Vero Beach Opera (Florida, USA).
– Special Prize, Concert or role in the Orchestra Sinfonica La Verdi, season 2013.

Claudio Levantino, baritone, Italia
– Special Prize, concert or role in the Orchestra Sinfonica La Verdi, season 2013.

Paolo Paolillo, tenor, Brazil
– Prize offered by the Comune of Siracusa, “On. Sullo Leone”.

The following participants in the competition were awarded seven of the ten roles offered as prizes by the Teatro della Fortuna for the 2012-2013 opera season:

Valeriu Caradja, baritone (Moldavia), Sir John Falstaff
Sergio Vitale, baritone (Italy), Ford
Pablo Karaman, tenor (Argentina), Fenton
Zhala Isamailova, soprano (Azerbaijan), Mrs. Alice Ford
Maria Elena Lorenzini, soprano (Italy), Mrs. Quickly
Emanuele Cordaro, bass (Italy), Pistola
Valeria Sepe, mezzosoprano, (Italy) Mrs. Meg Page

May 24, 2012

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