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5 – 7 April 2019

N A P L E S - I T A L Y
The Rules
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The Prizes
The Neapolitan Masters Prize
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Piano Edition Winners
Neapolitan Masters Competition 2018
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The Neapolitan Masters Competition


What is?

The International Singing Competition will offer the opportunity for opera singers to start their careers with important musical experiences with Tour, Recitals and Scholarship.

The Jury is composed by the most important international Performers, Artistic Directors, Agent, Conductor and Director

The final will be held in the symphonic season of the historic Bellini Theater in Naples, the singers will perform with ‘Corallium Orchestra

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The First Prize

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The winner of the competition will be offered:

  • A Scholarship of  € 2000
  • Tour  in Spain (Madrid, Leon, Valencia)
  • A Recital in Foligno (Italy) 3 of  November 2019  in the official concert season of  Amici della Musica di Foligno
  • A Recital in Capri (Italy)  in the official concert season of  Fondazione Franco Michele Napolitano
  • The recordings of the winner will be sent to record companies in partnership
  • The opportunity to will be invited in international music festival partners
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Join the Competition

The Neapolitan Masters Prize

ages 20 – 36 or less at the time of the competition

  • Preselection with VideoRecording
  • Semifinal
  • Final with Orchestra
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Young Singer

ages 17 – 22 or less at the time of the competition

  • Preselection with VideoRecording
  • Final
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Members of the Jury

Team member
Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi
Soprano - President of Giury
Awarded with the 'L'albo d'oro Puccini', is recognized as one of the major Puccini performers. Performing in the most prestigious theaters such as Teatro alla Scala, San Carlo, Regio di Parma, TelAviv Royal House, Opernhaus of Zurich , Stuttgart Staatstheater.
Team member
Giovanna Lomazzi
Vice president and casting Manager As.Li.Co - Honorary President of Jury
Among the most important personalities of the musical scene. Vice president of which every year selects hundreds of young singers then protagonists of the main roles of OperaLombardia opera seasons and other activities of the Teatro Sociale di Como.
Team member
Jochen Schönleber
Artistic director Festival Rossini In Wildbad
General Manager and Artistic Director Of Festival 'Rossini In Wildbad' and BelCanto Academy.
He has directed in various theaters in Germany and many productions of Rossini, Meyerbeer, Mercadante for Rossini in Wildbad , many of these productions have been produced on DVD.
Team member
Christian Starinieri
Agent and Casting Manager
Agent DM Artist Management -casting manager International Music Events.He began his career as Baritone and Conductor. He sang in important theaters(San Carlo di Napoli, Comunale di Bologna, Verdi in Trieste, ROH Muscat) He was Chorus Master at the Teatro Marrucino of Chieti.
Team member
Maurilio Manca
Artistic Coordinator
Deals with artistic programming especially in the symphonic and lyrical sphere. He is currently Vice President and artistic coordinator of the Symphony Orchestra of Lecce and Salento OLES, and of the Lyric Season 'Opera in Puglia"
Team member
Mariano Bauduin
He has been director in theaters such as Teatro alla Scala,San Carlo, ABAO in Bilbao , Opera di Roma, Opera Royal Muskat,Verdi di Salerno.He was historical assistant of M° R.De Simone. Actually Artistic Director of“Beggar’s Theatre – Il Teatro dei Mendicanti”
Team member
Luca Bagagli
Resident Conductor of Bellini Theatre He was awarded to the Danube and London International Conducting Competition he has directed important orchestras as Sinfonica Siciliana, l' Orquestra Simfònica Sant Cugat, la Duna Symphony Orchestra, i London Classical Soloists. 2019 will see him engaged as director in Ankara, London, Cluj, Bacau. He is founder of Corallium Orchestra in Naples.
Team member
Romina Casucci
Soprano - Artistic Director of Competition
Recognized as one of the most exciting singer of her generation.She performed in important theaters as Sao Carlos-Lisbon, National Opera-Bucharest, IIC Los Angeles, Munetsugu Hall Japan, Maggio Fiorentino,Teatro Sociale-Como, Teatro Grande-Brescia, and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and in recitals in France,Spain, Japan, Italy.
In Final only
Team member
Vlad Dragulescu
Artistic Director Craiova National Theater
He has been President of Craiova Association European Capital of Culture 2021,Artistic Director of International Music Festival and of Oltenia Philharmonic in Craiova
Team member
Giuseppe Devastato
Pianist, Composer and Artistic Director
He performed in the most important theaters in Europe, America and Asia and he won two international awards to Global Music Awards in Los Angeles - USA. He is Artistic director of Festival in Spain and of The Neapolitan Masters Competition
Team member
Gianni Gambardella
Official Accompanist
He collaborated with the Cameristi of San Carlo Theater and La Scala Theater. He has held concerts for national musical institutions as S. Carlo,RAI, Ravello Festival, Montis Regalis Academy has also performed abroad in France,Spain, Czech Republic, Germany and England. Actually he is a piano accompaniment teacher at the Conservatory "G. Verdi "Como.
Team member
Luciano Ruotolo
Artistic Director Neapolitan Masters Competition
He is a pianist and artistic director, he played in USA (Michigan and Colorado), Czech Republic, France, Spain and Italy. He attended Music Management courses at the Accademia Teatro Alla Scala in Milan and he is a Artistic Director of many Festivals and Competitions

The Bellini Theatre

The Bellini Theater was inaugurated on 6 February 1878 and for about 15 years its programming was mainly lyric. Later, at the beginning of the 20th century, welcoming representations of prose with most important artists of Europe.  The ‘Teatro Bellini’ became a temple of Music and Prose and the heart of the cultural life of the city of Naples.

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If you are interested in registering for the competition, if you need further information about the rules or if you need help with your stay in Naples, do not hesitate to contact us.

Artistic Directors
Romina Casucci - Luciano Ruotolo
Teatro Bellini
Via Conte di Ruvo, 14, 80134 Napoli NA
PAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli
Via dei Mille n° 60 - Napoli - 80121 Napoli
+393282694680 | +393402399453

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