KYIV, 2021-2022


The organizers of the competition
Inernational opera platform LAVRA OPERA (Ukraine, Kyiv),
International Lavra Opera Academy (Ukraine, Kiev),
Opera Network Firenze (Italy, Fiorenza),
Opera Co-Pro (United Kingdom, London)


The International Competition of singers, dedicated to the memory of the outstanding Italian singer Franco Corelli, whose centenary is celebrated by the world art community, is a unique project that brings together singers from all over the world, of any age (who have already turned 18) for :
- popularization of opera art;
- integration of Ukrainian art into the European cultural space;
- exchange of artistic practices, creation of permanent international relations of Ukrainian and European representatives of culture.
For the first time, the requirements of the competition combine the performance of Ukrainian and Italian works - Neapolitan and Ukrainian songs, which combine the incredible beauty of the melodies of the two most singing languages in the world - Italian and Ukrainian.
Also for the first time in the program of the international competition master classes, creative meetings and streamlines of outstanding artists, managers, marketers and psychotherapists from the USA, Italy, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Ukraine unite not only history of vocal performance and not only opera problems, but also issues of management, marketing and psychology.
This is the first competition in the world dedicated to the name of Franco Corelli - a competition to honor and preserve the memory of an outstanding tenor, who was called one of the best tenors in the world.
During the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic in the world, the competition will be held online / offline.
Venue - Kyiv, Ukraine
Dates - from December 2021 to April 2022.

Professional opera and chamber singers, students and graduate students of higher music educational institutions, performers who have turned 18 by December 1, 2021 are invited to the competition.
Contestants pay a competitive fee of 70 €, details are specified in the application.
Contestants have the right to freely attend the registered master classes of the online jury members and all events that will be offered online by the competition program.
Contestants must send together with the completed application a program that includes three arias and two songs, in accordance with the rules of the contest rounds:
- on the 1st round are sent videos of the ancient aria of the composer of the 18th century, and an aria from operas by composers of the 19th century. Videos must be up to 10 minutes in total.
- for the second round are sent videos of an expanded aria or scenes from operas by composers of the 19th century, and a Neapolitan song. Video with a total length of 15 minutes.
After the announcement of the finalists of the 2nd round, 7 performers will be admitted to the final round. An international honorary jury evaluates the final online.
One month before the final, on March 8, 2022, the finalists will be announced, who will be invited to compete and listen to off-line live in Kyiv at the October Palace on Franco Corelli's birthday on April 8, 2022. The finalists will perform an aria chosen by the jury, from the three that were presented in the announced program, and a Ukrainian song.

Prize Fund and Rewards of Franco Corelli competition

Grand Prix - Financial Reward 2000 euros and Golden Laurel Wreath "Lavra Opera", certificate for creating a video clip of the studio in Kyiv
1 place – 1000 euros and a certificate for creating a video clip
2nd place – 800 euros and a certificate for creating a video clip
3rd place – 500 euros and a certificate to create a video clip
The prize fund also consists of special rewards, honorary diplomas proposed by the members of the honorary jury and rewards and gifts from sponsors and friends of the competition.
Financial reward Grand Prix can not be divided. Other places and premiums by the decision of the jury can be shared between participants.
The prize fund also consists of special rewards, honorary diplomas proposed by the members of the honorary jury and rewards and gifts from sponsors and friends of the competition.
Financial reward Grand Prix can not be divided. Other places and premiums by the decision of the jury can be shared between participants.
Participants pay a competitive contribution of 70 euros - requisites specified in the application.
The honorary international jury invited prominent Ukrainian musicians, performers from Italy, Great Britain, USA, Czech Republic, Moldova. An international honorary jury evaluates all speeches of participants, including the finalists, online.
Access to the free broadcast on-line performances of the finalists will be provided by preliminary registration for the spectators around the world. The broadcast will be carried out using the latest technologies, three screens in the hall, cameras and drones that will live broadcast events occurring outside in the center of Kiev and performances of finalists.
Marco Corelli (Italy)
- the ambassador of the competition, an opera expert, a chronology and an organizer of the archive memory of the singer and exhibitions of the photos, a brother and a biographer of the opera master will hold streamline from Ancona - Franco's hometown and creative meetings with participants, where he will share memories of the prominent singer .
Federico Bardazzi (Italy)
– an artistic manager In-Canto Gregoriano - Incontri International Di Firenze,a project devoted to the philological study of the musical interpretation of the early Liturgical repertoire, a member of the supreme committee AISCGRE (Associazione Internazionale Studi Di Canto Gregoriano) from 2015, a president and an artistic director of the international choral festival of Florence.
Ambra Sorrentino
(United Kingdom)
- General Manager of the company, and supported by the Opera Co-Pro Members and Partner Organizations. an Italian entrepreneur, Opera Management Professor and Chair of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee of the London Performing Academy of Music

Marcello Lippi (Italy)

- a director, a musical critic, a musicologist,an artistic director of the Italian festival in London, Verdi theater in Pisa, baritone opera singer; within the framework of the competition the maestro Lippi will hold a master class from opera interpretation
Michael Paul (USA)

–a vocal pedagog, a tenor singer, a teacher of young singers in Metropolitan-Opera, San Francisco Opera, Palm Beach Opera,a founder and a teacher of Masterclass of Iskia and others
Valeriu Cozhocaru (Moldova)
– an opera and chamber singer,a bass, a national artist of the Republic of Moldova,a soloist of the Maria Bieshu National Opera Theater, a laureate of international competitions, a participant of the programs and concers of Spiritual Music
Andriy Shkurhan
(Ukraine - Czech Republic)

Andriy Shkurhan (Ukraine - Czech Republic) - an outstanding Ukrainian baritone, an opera and chamber performer, a laureate of the National Taras Shevchenko prize, an honored artist of Ukraine, a laureate of numerous vocal competitions, a teacher.
Tetiana Zozulia (Ukraine)
– an opera director and a producer, a rector of the International Lavra Opera Academy, opera platform Lavra Opera's artistic director, a founder and a member of the Jury of numerous musical projects, including the creation of the "Opera Region" in Georgia, International Youth Competition-Festival "ART&MORE", Montecatini Opera Academy, Luigi Illica Opera Stage (Italy), Tijtt Kuuzik Competitions and Claudia Tayev (Estonia, Parnu), International Festivals "Sakura blossom", "Milan Evenings in Kyiv"
Yevhen Gunko (Ukraine)
– a General Director of Opera Platform Lavra Opera, a Head of the Anticovid Opera Program, an opera and chamber singer, a bass,a laureate of international vocal competitions.. He participated in numerous opera projects of the theaters of Italy - Fondazione Teatro Verdi Di Pisa (Pisa), Azienda Teatro Del Giglio Di Lucca (Lucca), Fondazione Teatro Della Città di Livorno "C. Goldoni »(Livorno), Teatro Coccia Di Novara (Novara) and Greece - Municipal Theater of Piraeus (Athens).
The jury's decision is not subject to revision and appeal.
Contestants are responsible for maintaining copyright.
The organizers reserve the right to publish the competition performances of the finalists and use them for the needs of the competition in any form.

The program
The program of the competition is drawn up and approved by the Organizing Committee in accordance with the submitted applications.
Participants have the right to visit the Master of Classes of online jury and all measures to be offered online with a competitive program.
How to contribute?
In addition to its Founding Members, the Competition will be able to pride itself of Institutional Participants (public or private legal persons) and Participating Shareholders (natural persons) who contribute to the achievement of its purposes through a donation or donation pursuant to the law or by supporting the event as sponsors or partners.
You can participate by donating any amount. The most important contributions will give you the possibility to become:
Platinum Members (starting from € 2,000)
Gold Members (from € 1,000 to € 2,000)
Silver Members (up to € 1,000)
We thank in advance the institutions, companies and individuals who want to support us, both with their financial support and by making their experience available for the realization of Competition,in its first absolute edition, fated to stand out for innovation and professionalism. in the wide panorama of cultural events.

Your donat will be transferred to the private fund of the competition. If you have the desire to support the competition, but you do not have the financial means, you can become a volunteer or take part in events. Read more
1st round
On the 1st round the video performance of the ancient aria of the composer 18 centuries is sent and aria from the composers of the 19th century.
The video should be a total length of up to 10 minutes
2nd round
At the 2nd round of the video of the deployed aria or scene from the operas of composers of the 19th century. and a Naples song,
Video of a total length of 15 min.
One month before the finals, March 8, 2022, the participants of the finals will be announced, which will be invited to the competition and listening of Off-Line live in Kyiv in the October Palace on the birthday of Franco Corelli on April 8, 2022. Finalists will perform arias by choosing a jury, of three, which were presented in the declared program, and the Ukrainian song.
The program is accompanied by the piano. A concertmaster is provided by the organizers of the competition.
Access to free broadcast through the Instagram channel for viewers around the world will be provided with preliminary registration on the site of the competition, as well as on the social networking pages of the competition and its organizers in Ukraine and the world.
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