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Stignani Competition2024-01-28T12:56:59+00:00

the stars of tomorrow

THE 4th EDITION OF STIGNANI COMPETITION WILL TAKE PLACE IN AUTUMN 2024

the beginn of the application process (spring 2024) will be announced HERE

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ABOUT US

The aim of Stignani Competition is to honor the name of the celebrated leading dramatic mezzosoprano of her time, Ebe Stignani. Hardwork and seeking the technical vocal excellence were the two main pillars in her long and successful career. To follow her legacy, the collaboration of the City of Imola and the Internationaler Musikverein Ebe Stignani München, e.V., organize in 2022 the 3rd Stignani Competition.

EBE STIGNANI

Born in Naples in 1903 (some sources cite her year of birth as 1904), Stignani studied music for five years at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory in Naples, including piano and composition as well as singing.

The date of her singing début is usually said to have been in 1925 at the San Carlo opera house in Naples, in the role of Amneris in Verdi’s Aida, but there is evidence that she may have sung a number of roles in the previous year.

In 1926, she was invited to La Scala Milan by Arturo Toscanini to sing the part of Princess Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlo, and Milan continued to be a principal stage for her during the rest of her career. She sang all of the major Italian mezzo-soprano roles, but also tackled Wagner’s Ortrud (Lohengrin) and Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), and Saint-Saëns’s Dalila (Samson et Dalila) conducted by Victor de Sabata.

She retired from the stage in 1958 after appearances in London (as Azucena) and in Dublin (as Amneris). Thereafter, she lived quietly in retirement at her home in Imola. She had married in 1941 and given birth to a son in 1944.

STIGNANI COMPETITION IMOLA

REGULATIONS

REQUIREMENTS

  • Register 5 opera arias of your own choice.
  • If you apply for the prize “dramatic voice”, at least one of the registered arias needs to be of dramatic character.

WHEN?

October 3th 2022: registration day and rehearsals
October 4th and 5th 2022: first rounds
October 6th 2022: semi-final round

October 8th 2022: final round

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 31st 2022

WHERE?

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JURY OF STIGNANI COMPETITION 2022

Luca Rebeggiani, director of Teatro Ebe Stignani Imola; president of the jury

Toni Gradsack, casting director Salzburger Festspiele; casting director Maggio musicale Fiorentino; director of YSP Salzburger Festspiele

Virginio Fedeli, Producer and Consulting Manager

Alessandra Schettino, artistic director Musica Goritiensis, Italia

Angelo Gabrielli, managing director, Stage door singers management

Patrick Wurzel, artistic director; Die Theater Chemnitz, Germany

Vlatka Oršanić, opera singer, prof. of voice Zagreb Music Academy, Croatia

Luigi Baccianti, conductor; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Francesco Frudua, pianist; co-founder of Stignani Competition

Elvira Hasanagić, opera singer; founder of Stignani Competition

Ars Artists Management München; agent observing in the audience

PRIZES

1st PRIZE

3.000,00 EUR

SPECIAL PRIZES

concert engagements

 opera roles engagements

2nd PRIZE

2.000,00 EUR

SPECIAL PRIZES

concert engagements

 opera roles engagements

3rd PRIZE

1.000,00 EUR

SPECIAL PRIZES

concert engagements

 opera roles engagements

PUBLIC PRIZE

The prize of City of Imola

PRIZE FOR DRAMATIC VOICE

Prize of Ebe Stignani

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