About the Competition

Mission

The mission of our competition is to highlight the art of the Coloratura repertoire and singing style, raise the awareness and appreciation of this challenging technique not only to the singers but to audiences, and create unique performing opportunities for promising singers of all ages.


The Competition

  1. There will be three rounds: Round 1- Preliminary screening applications must be received by July 31, 2020, Semi-finalists will be notified by September 1, 2020; a Finalists concert will be shown Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 7:30pm where the winners will be announced.
  2. Divisions:
  • Student: ages 16-24 as of January 1, 2020
  • Artist: ages 25-39 as of January 1, 2020
  • Accomplished: ages 40 + as of January 1, 2020-there is no age cut off. (If there are not at least 25 entries this division will be folded into the Artist Division)


The Final Competition

10-14 semi-finalists will be selected from preliminary submissions in each division.

Round II (Maximum 10 minutes) -

    1. The selected 8 semi-finalists in the Student division will be asked to submit 2 arias/songs with at least 2 different languages represented. The submission judges will request the 2nd selection based on the options listed on the registration form.
    2. The selected 10 semi-finalists in the Artist Division will be asked to submit 2 arias/songs with at least 2 different languages represented. The submission judges will request the 2nd selection based on the options listed on the registration form.
    3. The selected 8 semi-finalists in the Accomplished division will be asked to submit 2 arias/songs with at least 2 different languages represented. The submission judges will request the 2nd selection based on the options listed on the registration form.

Round III -

10 Finalists will be included in a virtual 7:30pm evening concert.  Each singer will perform one selection and then prizes will be awarded including an audience choice award.


Criteria

  • All music performed must be memorized including arias from oratorios, cantatas or masses.
  • The decision of the jury is final.

Prizes

  • First Prize per division - $1500
  • Encouragement Awards - $500

Jury for Prelims


Jury for Semifinals/Finals

Contact us at info@camillecoloraturaawards.com