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International Opera Conducting Competition - Fondation Polycarpe

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Process of the competition

Applicants must complete the on-line registration pack available on the web site www.operaliege.be and send it before 15th March 2022 to the e-mail address: conductor@operaliege.be.

The applicants admitted to the competition will be notified by e-mail on 15th April 2022 at the latest. All communication with applicants shall take place by e-mail.

The applicants admitted to the competition after study of their applications and videos must pay a registration fee of € 500 before 15th May 2022 in order to participate.

Accommodation

Participants could be accommodated in Liège and its surrounding area in homestay accommodation with local families from 16th to 21st August 2022. Requests for such accommodation should be made when returning the registration pack, before 15th March 2022.

Important dates

First round – 17th August 2022 from 14.00 to 17.00 and 19.00 to 22.00 (12 minutes per participant). The result of the first round shall be announced on-stage following deliberation by the jury.

Quarter-final – 18th August 2022 from 14.00 to 17.00 and 19.00 to 22.00 (25 minutes per participant). The result of the quarter-final shall be announced on-stage following deliberation by the jury.

Semi-final – 19th August 2022 from 14.00 to 17.00 and 19.00 to 22.00 (45 minutes per participant). The result of the semi-final shall be announced on-stage following deliberation by the jury.

Dress rehearsal – 20th August 2022 from 14.00 to 18.00 (60 minutes per participant).

Final – 21st August 2022 CLOSING CONCERT from 16.00 (30 minutes per participant).

Fact file
SectionsConductor
Deadline15 Jan - 15 Mar 2022
Finals16 - 21 Aug 2022
WhereLiège, Belgium
Age groupsBorn after 1st January 1985
Prizes

1st Grand Prize: € 10,000 and an invitation to conduct an operatic production at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.
2nd Prize: € 4,000 and an invitation to conduct a performance intended for young audiences at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.
3rd Prize: € 2,000 and a contract to be assistant to the musical director for an operatic production at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.