IMMCC 2020 - Online Singing Competiton

This year's singing competition will take place ONLINE due to COVID-19!

 

IMMCC Maribor 2020 Online SINGING COMPETITION:

 

Competitors will be able to apply for the competition from Sunday 1. 11. 2020 until Sunday 15. 11. 2020.

 

Application must include:

  • Fully filled web application form,
  • Photo,
  • Proof of payment of registration fee,
  • Photocopy (scan) of passport or identity card,
  • Copies of songs,
  • video recording of your program, recorded and submitted by the rules - Technical instructions for preparing the recording are published below.

 

Special rules for categories with two stages (4 and 5):

Categories 4 and 5 are held in two stages. Meaning you have to record two recordings (both in one take) and send them via application form. 

Among all competitors, the jury will choose up to 10 singers, that will be invited to a "live" audition to Opera SNG Maribor, where the chosen candidates will be auditioning for the two special prizes: Two opera roles in Opera SNG Maribor in the next two opera seasons. 

 

The results will be published online on Friday, 1st of December 2020.

                                                    

Application:      Sunday 1. 11. 2020 - Sunday 15. 11. 2020

 

Technical instructions for preparing the recording:
1) Each stage must be recorded in one part. If you are applying to a category where there are two stages, you record two videos shot in one piece (the video must not be cut and processed).

 

2) At the beginning of the video, be sure to introduce yourself, say that you are applying for the IMMCC Maribor 2020 International Singing Competition and state your category (Example: "I am a name and surname, voice type, I am applying for the IMMCC Maribor 2020 International Singing Competition in category xy ").

 

3) Then announce your program (author1, song title1, author2, song title 2, etc.) and start playing all the songs / arias in peace - one after the other without interrupting the recording.

 

4) Technical details about the video:
   - Record a VIDEO.
   - The video should be recorded in horizontal mode so that both the singer and the pianist are clearly visible. We suggest installing a recording device (camera, phone ...) on a tripod!
   - The video can be recorded by any capture device that captures video and audio in a good resolution. We recommend newer cameras/phone/other video device models.
   - The background should not be too bright, as there is a danger that the singer will not be seen. Also, don’t make the hall too dark so you can’t see the performers! (Due to the contrast ratio)
   - Pay attention to the acoustics and order of the hall or room. Too much acoustic hall is usually not suitable for sound capture!
   - The distance of the camera should be such that both the singer and the pianist are well seen, also pay attention to the sound quality.
   - Be careful that the piano does not overpower the singer and vice versa! We advise you to do several test recording modes (layout, hall, room, ...) and choose the best settings.

 

5) Upload the clip to your Youtube channel (you can get the account for free) and make it public.
- Track name: Name and surname, voice type, IMMCC 2020, Category, Stage 1 or 2 (Copy and paste the required data)
- Description of the clip:
    International Singing Competition IMMCC Maribor 2020,
      Singer: Name and Surname, voice type,
      Pianist: Name and Surname of the accompanist,
   Program:
     Composer1: Composition1   

    Composer2: Composition2

     etc.

 

6) From 1 November 2020 to 15 November 2020, there will be a link to the application form on the IMMCC website, where you will also have to submit a link to your Youtube clip.

ATTENTION! The date of creation of the recording and the date of registration may differ by 1 day, the last date for both is 15.11.2020.
If the recording will not be available - if the organizer will not be able to play it in any way or the link will not work (you deleted it by mistake, did not publish it publicly, you intentionally deleted it), everything is considered an incomplete application. We recommend that you check from another computer or mobile phone before signing up to see if the connection works well and if you can play your video on another device.

 

7) Do not forget to send us an email with the following attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

    - Photo,

    - Confirmation of payment of the registration fee,
    - Copy of an identity card or passport,
    - Copy of the songs.


8) We wish you a lot of success on your journey and a lot of musical magic while recording songs for the International Singing Competition IMMCC Maribor 2020 online!

 

The competition will be held in five categories: 

Category 1    singers born in 2003 and younger

Category 2:     singers born between 2000 and 2002

Category 3:     singers born between 1996 and 1999

Category 4:     singers born between 1991 and 1995

Category 5:     singers born between 1985 and 1990

 

REPERTOIRE

Category 1:

- aria anticha;

- art song from the candidate’s country of origin;

- art song by a German, English, Italian or French composer in the original language.

 

Category 2:

- aria anticha;

- art song from the candidate’s country of origin;

- art song by a German, English, Italian or French composer in the original language;

- art song by a romantic composer in the original language or lighter operatic aria.

 

Category 3

- aria anticha;

- art song from the candidate’s country of origin;

- art song by a German, English, Italian or French composer in the original language;

- art song by a romantic composer in the original language;

- operatic aria.

 

Category 4:

- aria anticha;

- art song from the candidate’s country of origin;

- art song by a German, English, Italian or French composer in the original language;

- art song by a romantic composer in the original language;

- aria from a mass, cantata or oratorio;

- 2 operatic arias, 1 of them can be an operetta aria.

 

Category 5:

- aria anticha;

- art song from the candidate’s country of origin;

- art song by a romantic composer in the original language;

- 2 arias from a mass, cantata or oratorio;

- 3 operatic arias, 1 of them can be an operetta aria.

 

At least 1 operatic aria has to be choosen from the LIST OF ARIAS.

 

LIST OF ARIAS - repertoire of the orchestra for the closing concert

SOPRANO

SUBRETTE

Donizetti, Liebestrank: Gianetta

LYRISCHER KOLORATURSOPRAN (KOLORATURSOUBRETTE)

Lucia di Lammermoor: Lucia

Don Pasquale: Norina

Massenet, Manon: Manon

Offenbach, Hoffmanns Erzählungen: Olympia

Puccini, La Boheme: Musette

Verdi, Rigoletto: Gilda

Verdi, Maskenball: Oskar

DRAMATISCHER KOLORATURSOPRAN

Bellini, Norma: Norma

Bellini, Puritaner: Elvira

Gounod, Margarethe: Margarethe

Monteverdi, Krönung der Poppea:Poppea

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Donna Anna/ Donna Elvira

Mozart, Cosi fan tutte: Fiordiligi

Mozart, Zauberflöte: Königin der Nacht

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Manon

Verdi, Nabucco: Abigail

Verdi, Troubadour: Leonore

Verdi, Traviata: Violetta

Verdi, Falstaff: Alice

LYRISCHER SOPRAN

Bizet, Carmen: Micaela

Mozart, Figaro: Susanna

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Zerlina

Mozart, Zauberflöte: Pamina

Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: Lauretta

Puccini, Turandot: Liu

Wagner, Rheingold: Wellgunde

JUGENDLICH – DRAMATISCHER SOPRAN

Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: Adriana Lecouvreur

Dvorak, Rusalka: Rusalka

Mozart, Figaro: Gräfin

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Donna Elvira

Offenbach, Hoffmanns Erzählungen: Giulietta

Puccini, La Boheme: Mimi

Puccini, Butterfly: Butterfly

Tschaikowskij, Onegin: Tatjana

Tschaikowskij, Pique-Dame: Lisa

Verdi, Nabucco: Fenena

Verdi, Ernani: Elvira

DRAMATISCHER SOPRAN

Borodin, Igor: Jaroslawna

Mascagni, Cavalleria: Santuzza

Puccini, Tosca: Tosca

Puccini, Turandot: Turandot

Verdi, Macbeth: Lady Machbeth

Verdi, Maskenball: Amelia

Verdi, Aida: Aida

 MEZZOSOPRANO

KOLORATUR-MEZZOSOPRAN

Rossini, Italiennerin in Algier: Isabella

Rossini, Barbier: Rosina

LYRISCHER MEZZOSOPRAN

Masennet, Werther: Charlotte

Mozart, Figaro: Cherubin

Mozart, Cosi fan tutte: Dorabella

Offenbach, Hoffmanns Erzählungen: Niklaus

DRAMATISCHER MEZZOSOPRAN

Bellini, Norma: Adalgisa

Tschaikowskij, Pique-Dame: Gräfin

Wagner, Reingold: Fricka

ALT

SPIELALT

Mascagni, Cavalleria: Lola

Mozart, Figaro: Marcellina

Verdi, Falstaff: Meg Page

LYRISCHER ALT

Dvorak, Rusalka: Hexe

Mascagni, Cavalleria: Lucia

CONTRATENOR

SPIELTENOR (TENORBUFFO)

Leoncavallo, Bajazzo: Beppo

Mozart, Zauberflöte: Monostatos

TENOR

LYRISCHER TENOR

Massenet, Manon: Des Grieux

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Ottavio

Mozart, Cosi fan tutte: Ferrando

Mozart, Zauberflöte: Tamino

Puccini, Butterfly: Pinkerton

Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: Rinuccio/Gherardo

Rossini, Italienerin in Algier: Lindoro

Tschaikowskij, Onegin: Lenskij

Verdi, Machbeth: Malcolm

Verdi, Rigoletto: Herzog

Verdi, Traviata: Alfred

JUGENDLICHER HELDENTENOR

Bizet, Carmen: Don Jose

Borodin, Fürst Igor: Wladimir

Dvorak, Rusalka: Prinz

Giordano, Andre Chenier: Andre Chenier

Gounod, Margarethe: Faust

Leoncavallo, Bajazzo: Canio

Mascagni, Cavalleria: Turiddu

Offenbach, Hoffmanns Erzählungen: Hoffmann

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Des Grieux

Puccini, La Boheme: Rodolfo

Puccini, Tosca: Cavaradossi

Puccini, Turandot: Kalaf

Saint-Saens, Samson: Samson

Schostakowitsch, Lady Macbeth von Mzensk: Sergej

Smetana, Verkaufte Braut: Hans

Smetana, Dalibor: Dalibor

Verdi, Ernani: Ernani

Verdi, Macbeth: Macduff

Verdi, Troubadour: Manrico

Verdi, Maskenball: Richard

Verdi, Macht des Schiksalls: Alvaro

Verdi, Don Carlos: Carlos

Verdi, Aida: Radames

HELDENTENOR

CHARAKTERTENOR

Massenet, Manon: Guilott

Offenbach, Hoffmanns Erzählungen: Spalanzani

BARITON

LYRISCHER BARITON

Donizetti, Liebestrank: Belcore

Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Dr. Malatesta

Mozart, Cosi fan tutte: Guglielmo

Mozart, Zauberflöte: Papageno

KAVALIERBARITON

Bizet, Carmen: Escamillo

Gounod, Margarethe: Valentin

Mozart, Figaro: Graf

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Don Giovanni

Tschaikowskij, Onegin: Onegin

Verdi, Maskenball: Rene

Verdi, Don Carlos: Posa

Verdi, Falstaff: Ford

HELDENBARITON

Borodin, Fürst Igor: Igor

Giordano, Andre Chenier: Gerard

Leoncavallo, Bajazzo: Tonio

Mascagni, Cavalleria: Alfio

Schostakowitsch, Lady Macbeth von Mzensk: Boris Ismailow

Verdi, Nabucco: Nebukadnezar

Verdi, Ernani: Don Carlos

Verdi, Macbeth: Macbeth

Verdi, Troubadour: Luna

Verdi, Macht des Schicksals: Don Carlos

Verdi, Falstaff: Falstaff

CHARAKTERBARITON

Puccini, Tosca: Scarpia

Wagner, Rheingold: Alberich

BASS

SPIELBASS (BASSBUFFO)

Donizetti, Liebestrank: Dulcamara

Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Pasquale

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Leporello

Mozart, Cosi fan tutte: Don Alfonso

Rossini, Italienerin in Algier: Mustafa

Rosinni, Barbier: Dr. Bartolo

Verdi, Falstaff: Pistol

SCHWERER SPIELBASS (SCHWERER BASSBUFFO)

Gounod, Margarethe: Mephistopheles

Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: Gianni Schicchi

Rossini, Barbier: Basilio

CHARAKTERBASS (BASSBARITON)

Mozart, Figaro: Figaro

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Masetto

Verdi, Rigoletto: Monterone

SERIÖSER BASS

Donizetti, Lucia: Raimond

Dvorak, Rusalka: Wassermann

Massenet, Manon: Graf des Grieux

Monteverdi, Krönung der Poppea: Seneca

Mozart, Figaro: Bartolo

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Komtur

Mozart, Zauberflöte: Sarastro

 

The Jury and the Rules

 

The Jury is made up of an international commission of 5 members, artists and vocal pedagogues.

A member of the Jury, whose student is participating in the competition, must abstain from voting.

The Jury can decide not to watch the recording of a singer, that wasn't recorded and sent by the rules.

 

The results will be published online on IMMCC website on the 1st of December 2020. 

 

The decision of the Jury is final. In the case of inadequate technical and/or artistic level of the competitors the Jury has the right in each category not to award a prize. 1st Place is not divisible.

 

Competition in the Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3 takes place in one stage (finals) - i.e. participants sing the entire repertoire of his/her category.

 

Competition in Category 4 and 5 takes place in two stages. In the first stage candidates sing 3 songs of his/her Category, where Aria Anticha is obligatory, the rest 2 songs are free of choice from the candidate's repertoire. In the second stage, the candidate will sing the rest of the repertoire of his/her Category. In the case of applying to the 4th or 5th Category, the candidate must upload two recordings, recorded in one piece. (01-category-surname) and (02-category-surname).

 

The recognition awards will be send by post.

 

Awards:

Participants in the finals receive a rating from 1 to 10.

            Ø   1st Prize – participants who receive between 9.50 and 10 points.

            Ø   2nd Prize – participants who receive between 8.50 and 9.49 points.

            Ø   3rd Prize – participants who receive between 7.49 and 8.49 points.

            Ø   Certificate of participation – participants who received up to 7.49 points.

 

Special prizes:

 

Among all competitors, the jury will choose up to 10 singers, that will be invited to a "live" audition to Opera SNG Maribor, where the chosen candidates will be auditioning for the two special prizes: Two opera roles in Opera SNG Maribor in the next two opera seasons. 

 

 

Participation fee:

          Ø  Category 1:   50 €

Ø  Category 2:   60 €

Ø  Category 3:   70 €

Ø  Category 4:   80 €

Ø  Category 5:   90 €

 

Application: 

The application will be fully available online from 1. 11. 2020 to 15. 11. 2020 on the IMMCC website.

 

Transfer fee:

IBAN:                              IBAN SI56 2900 0005 2718 775 (UNICREDIT BANKA SLOVENIJA d.d.) 

BIC (SWIFT):                   BACXSI22
The purpose of transfer:   fee-IMMCC-surname
Reference:                      SI00 12000-8000

 

Recipient of the transfer: Anton Martin Slomšek Institute
                                     Vrbanska c. 30
                                     2000 Maribor
                                     Slovenia

 

If a registered participant does not participate in the competition, the participation fee is not refundable by the organizer.

 

All audio and video rights are reserved by the organizer.

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