The 27th International Opera Competition of Clermont-Ferrand will take place in February, 2021
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2017 Edition

For its 25th edition in 2017, auditions included Die Entführung aus dem Serail - W.A. Mozart (creation in Clermont-Ferrand in January 2018 and a national tour in 2018 and 2019 for a total of 13 performances), Concert Vienna, at the end of the century (Strasbourg, Forum Voix Etouffées / Autumn 2018, Clermont-Ferrand - March 2018 et La Chaise-Dieu Festival / August 2018), et Recital An die Musik (Clermont-Ferrand - March 2018). .

 

The Winners
 

Bastian Thomas Kohl
Bastian Thomas Kohl
César Arrieta
César Arrieta
Déborah Salazar
Déborah Salazar
Jiwon Song
Jiwon Song
Julie Sitkovetsky
Julia Sitkovetsky
Katherine Dain
Katharine Dain
Marianne Lambert
Marianne Lambert
Die Entführung aus dem Serail - W.A. Mozart

Musical Direction (creation) : Roberto Forés Veses
Staging : Emmanuelle Cordoliani
Scenography and Accessories : Emilie Roy
Costumes : Julie Scobeltzine
Choregrapher : Victor Duclos
Orchestra (creation) : Orchestre d’Auvergne
New production by Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne, in co-production with the Opéra Grand Avignon, the Opéra de Massy,
The Opéra de Reims and the Opéra de Rouen Normandie.

  • Pedrillo - César ARRIETA - Tenor - Venezuela - 27 years
  • Osmin - Bastian Thomas KOHL - Bass - Germany - 30 years
  • Konstanze - Katharine DAIN - Soprano - USA - 34 years
  • Belmonte - Not Awarded
  • Blonde - Not Awarded
Concert Vienna, at the End of the Century

Lieder with orchestra - A. von Zemlinsky, G. Mahler and F. Schreker
Amaury du Closel, musical direction
Version Chamber Orchestra

  • Jiwon SONG - Baritone - South Korea - 34 years
Recital And die Musik

Lieder, arias from opera and operettas - Schubert, Berg, Brahms and Strauss
Jeff Cohen, piano

  • Marianne LAMBERT - Soprano - Canada - 35 years
  • Jiwon SONG - Baritone - South Korea - 34 ans
« Bernard Plantey » AUDIENCE AWARD

In honor of the founder of the Centre lyrique and with a value of 1 000 €, this prize will be awarded to a finalist nominated by public vote on 4 March, 2017 and will be presented by Guillaume Brun, director of the Hotel Mercure, partner of the Clermont-Auvergne Lyrical Center.

  • Bastian Thomas KOHL - Bass - Germany - 30 years
« City of Clermont-Ferrand » YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD

Valued at 1 000 €, this prize will be awarded to a finalist chosen by the vote of a jury of young people participating in mediation activities of the Centre lyrique in 2017, and will be presented by Isabelle Lavest, town councillor for cultural policy in the city of Clermont-Ferrand.

  • Jiwon SONG - Baritone - South Korea - 34 years
The FRENCH CENTER for LYRICAL PROMOTION AWARD

Valued at 1 000 €, this prize will be awarded to a young French artist and will be presented by Raymond Duffaut, President of the French Center for Lyrical Promotion.

  • Déborah SALAZAR - Soprano - France - 22 years
The Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne SPECIAL AWARD

Financed by the Mercure Hotel, valued at 1 000 €, this prize will be awarded to a finalist by the Centre lyrique, and presented by Arlette Desgeorges, President, Pierre Thirion-Vallet, Artistic Director of the Center lyrique and Guillaume Brun, Director of the Hotel Mercure Clermont-Ferrand Center Jaude.

  • Julia SITKOVETSKY - Soprano - USA/UK - 27 years

 


 

Jury

Raymond Duffaut
President of the jury
President of the French Center for Lyrical Promotion
Artistic Advisor of the Opera Grand Avignon

Eva Märtson
Professor of Singing at the Hanover Conservatory,
Artistic Advisor at the Opera of Tallinn
Former President of the International Association of Richard Wagner Societies

Roberto Forés Veses
Musical Director of the Orchestre d’Auvergne

Amaury du Closel
Musical Director of the Opéra Nomade and of the Forum Voix Etouffées

Jeff Cohen
Pianist

Richard Martet
Editor-in-chief of Opéra Magazine

Pierre Guiral
Director of the Opéra Grand Avignon

Xavier Adenot
Production Director of the Opéra de Massy

Frédéric Roels
Director of the Opéra de Rouen Normandie

Julien Caron
Director of the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu

Pierre Thirion-Vallet
General and Artistic Director of the Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne