5th Int’l Vocal Competition “Marcello Giordani” – European Edition

The Musical Academy Marcello Giordani YAP+ organizes and presents the 5th Annual International Vocal Competition. The competition, now in its fifth year, takes place in November 25 – 29, 2015, and it aims to launch the careers of talented young opera singers.

The competition is open to singers of all nationalities between 18 and 40 years of age.

The selection and admission to the competition will take place following the evaluation, by a committee, of the registration form and the audio and video materials submitted by the candidate (mp3 or YouTube link). A maximum of 130 candidates will be admited to the competition.

The pre-selection is COMPLETELY FREE

The candidates found eligible to participate in the competition, will have to pay a participation fee amounting to € 80.00, to be paid by bank transfer: c / c: 173/1000/5624 Headed to “Atelier Musicale Young Artists Program Srl” – Bank: Intesa Sanpaolo – Iban: IT71N0306984620100000005624 specifying its causal (Competition Marcello Giordani November 2015)

Each candidate must submit five opera arias, including recitative and cabaletta, to be performed in the original language (at least three of the selections in Italian).

The registration form must be completed online at  http://www.yapmusicplus.com/concorso/iscrizione-online.php no later than Wednesday, November 15, 2015.

The application must include the following attachments:

  • A brief curriculum vitae (no more than one page) in Word format
  • A photocopy of the identity document in format jpeg or pdf
  • Photos in format jpeg
  • Audio tracks mp3 or wav (or YouTube link) of 2 opera arias in the original language

If you have any problems or difficulties with the online form, send the REGISTRATION INFO (Name, Voice type, Nationality, age, residence, telephone and E-mail) and PERFORMANCE PROGRAM ( 5 arias, author, Opera and aria to the following email: [email protected] with the above required attachments.

The competition is divided into three phases:

  • ELIMINATION – November 25, 26 and 27, 2015 from 10:30 AM
    Performance of a piece, chosen by the candidate, among those submitted. The Jury may require the performance of a second piece. If deemed necessary, the jury may interrupt the performance of the piece at any time.
  • SEMIFINAL – November 28, 2015 from 10:30 AM
    Performance of a piece chosen by the Jury from among those submitted by the candidate. Execution of a second piece may be required. The Jury, if it sees fit, may stop the execution of the piece at any time.
  • FINAL – November 29, 2015 at 21:00
    Performances of one or more pieces, at the sole discretion of the Jury, those presented by the competitor.


Dominique Meyer: Intendente della Vienna Staatsoper
Nicoletta Mantovani: President Pavarotti Foundation
Olga Kapanina: Aritistic Administrator of Mihailovsky Theater of San Petersburg
Elena Rizzo: Segretario Artistico del teatro Petruzzelli di Bari
Ian Rosenblatt: Artistic Director of the Rosenblatt Recital Series
Thomas Yaksic: Artistic Director  Teatro Municipal Sao Paolo Do Brasil
Gianni Tangucci: Direttore Artistico Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Sabino Lenoci: Presidente di Giuria e Direttore della rivista “L’Opera”
Christian Deliso: Direttore Palace Fest di San Pietroburgo e Consulente St. Moritz Opera Festival
Marcello Giordani: Presidente del Concorso e Presidente Accademia Musicale YAP+



The following prizes will be assigned at the discretion of the Jury:

First Prize: € 5,000 Dedicated to the memory of “Michele Guagliardo,” father of tenor Marcello Giordani.

Second Prize: € 3,000 offered by the Rosenblatt Recital Series of London.

Third Prize: $3,000 (US$) donated by the Vero Beach Opera


*Teatro SAO PEDRO of the city of São Paulo of Brasil : debut in a role in the next opera season* *Rosenblatt Recital Series: offers a concert in London
*Special Prize:  Salvatore Licitra € 1000 offered by the Banca Popolare of Ragusa,
*Special Prize for the best tenor: offered by the Foundation Luciano Pavarotti

Additional awards will be announced on the website www.yapmusicplus.com



For information:
[email protected]

Aug 27, 2015

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