A European Competition for a New Opera

The Circuito Lirico Lombardo – an important network of Italian traditional theatres of Lumbardy (Fondazione Teatro Grande di Brescia, Teatro Sociale di Como AsLiCo, Fondazione Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona, Fondazione Teatro Fraschini di Pavia, Fondazione Donizetti di Bergamo) – has recently created a new brand: OperaLombardia, based on the idea of combining the great operatic tradition with new musical projects, in order to reach a new and wide range of different audiences.

For the years 2015-17, OperaLombardia, in coproduction with Theater Magdeburg (Germany) and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia (Spain), promotes a Competition for the creation of a total work of art, i.e. the commission of a new opera and directing project. The singers will be selected through AsLiCo’s 68° Competition for Young Singers in Europe. The new opera will be published by Casa Ricordi and staged in the 2017/18 season of OperaLombardia and in the 2018 opera season of Theater Magdeburg and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia. The Competition is addressed to an artistic team, formed by composer, librettist, director, set and costume designer of European nationalities and under the age of 35.

 

SCHEDULE

15 October 2015                Deadline for application and delivery of the project (including stage concept, dramaturgy, detailed plot and at least 5 minutes vocal score of the opera with detailed storyboard, sets and costumes of the scene)

30 November 2015           Selection of 3 finalist projects

30 January 2016               Delivery of a complete scene in full score (at least 10 minutes music)

15 February 2016              Proclamation of the winner

30 September 2016           Delivery of the complete vocal lines or vocal score

January 2017                     68° AsLiCo Competition for Young Singers / casting

30 April 2017                     Delivery final technical drawings of sets and costumes

30 June 2017                       Delivery Full Score

Autumn 2017                    Production and Debut

 

DOWNLOAD THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF OPERA OGGI COMPETITION HERE

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE

DOWNLOAD THE FORM A HERE

DOWNLOAD THE TECHNICAL PLANS OF OPERALOMBARDIA THEATRES HERE

DOWNLOAD THE TECHNICAL PLANS OF MAGDEBURG AND VALENCIA THEATRES  HERE

 

Information and Contacts:

www.operalombardia.it

Please contact:

Teatro Sociale di Como AsLiCo

Via Bellini 3 – 22100 Como

Tel: +39 031 270171   e-mail: szanon@aslico.org