Blue Danube/Bela Bartok International Opera Conducting Competition 2020 (8th Edition) -> postponed to 14.-27.06.2021
City, Country:
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Competition Period:
16. - 27. June 2020 --> postponed 14.-27.6.2021
Application Deadline:
Open until 52 qualified conductors apply, are accepted and confirm their Competition Places with deposits. No age limit.

Information:

DUE TO THE CORONA CRISIS, THE COMPETITION HAS TO BE POSPONED TO NEXT YEAR (14.-27.6.2021)!

Repertoire: Don Giovanni, Carmen, Pagliacci, & Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle in original languages.

International jury of opera conductors and directors. Prizes feature numerous guest-conducting engagements with important houses.This 8th Edition returns to the Hungarian Opera in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where it began in 2005.

Round I tests up to 65 conductors conducting the entire company (chorus and vocal soloists on stage with orchestra and conductor in the pit) on Don Giovanni & Carmen. 26 conductors advance to Round II where Pagliacci and the Bartok are added. 8 conductors will advance to the final round where Bluebeard is the sole test opera. The 4 winners and Competition Prizes will be announced on the evening of 26 June.

The Third and Second-prize winners will conduct arias from Don Giovanni, Carmen & Pagliacci in a Gala Concert and Awards Ceremony (27 June), with the First-prize winner conducting the Bartok. This in addition to their multiple prize engagements (guest conducting).

Application Deadline: Open until 65 qualified conductors have applied, are accepted, and confirm their Competition Places with (refundable) deposits. No age limit.