To facilitate participation and bring the competition closer to singers from other countries, Gran Teatre del Liceu has an agreement with Teatro Real de Madrid, Paris Opera, Royal Opera House, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Metropolitan Opera House, Los Angeles Opera, National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing and Bolshoi Theater in Moscow to celebrate preliminary auditions. End phase will be held from the 22 to the January 24, 2021 at Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Founded in 1963 by Jacint Vilardell in memory of the Catalan tenor Francisco Viñas, this contest has established itself as one of the most important competitions in the world of opera, oratory and Lied, where young singers from around the world participate every year.
To facilitate participation and bring the competition closer to singers from other countries, the Gran Teatre del Liceu has an agreement with the opera houses of Madrid, Paris, London, Berlin, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, Beijing and Moscow to celebrate preliminary tests.
The Final phase will be held on January 22, 2021 at Gran Teatre del Liceu, as well as the Final Concert with the winners, accompanied by Gran Teatre del Liceu Symphony Orchestra.
The winners, in addition to obtaining the Official Awards, obtain other awards such as study bags and contracts for performances in different theaters and festivals.
In the framework of the collaboration between the Liceu and Teatro Real de Madrid, the winners of the main prizes of the Contest will participate in the “Concert of the awarded artists of the 58th edition of the Tenor Viñas Contest”, which will take place on June 6 2021 at Teatro Real in Madrid.
The preliminary auditions will take place on the days:
- 9 and 10 November at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin
- November 11 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan
- November 12 at Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London
- November 16 at Metropolitan Opera House in New York
- November 17 at National Center for Performing Arts Beijing
- November 18 at Los Angeles Opera
- November 18 at Paris National Opera
- November 19 at Russian Bolshoi Theater in Moscow
- November 19 at Teatro Real in Madrid
- From January 13 to 15, 2021: Gran Teatre del LiceU in Barcelona, at the Liceu Conservatory of Music.
First Tenor Viñas Grand Prize of € 25,000, offered by the Fundació Puig and the Fundació Gran Teatre del Liceu. A contract offered by the Fundació Gran Teatre del Liceu within the next seasons. Gilded silver commemorative medal.
Second Prize of € 15,000, offered by the Grupo Amigos del Concurso Tenor Viñas. Silver commemorative medal.
Third Prize “Maria Esperança Salvans Piera” of € 11,000, offered by Mrs. Cristina Bertran Salvans. Bronze commemorative medal.
Fourth Prize of € 8,000, offered by Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona and in memoriam of Javier Villavecchia and Marta Obregón, offered by Villasa SL With the collaboration of the Fundació Privada Francisco Viñas.
Fifth Prize of € 7,000, offered by the Grupo Amigos del Concurso Tenor Viñas.
Sixth Prize of € 6,000, offered by Hoteles Catalonia and Grupo Amigos of the Tenor Viñas Competition.
PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS JURY
Víctor García de Gomar, Artistic Director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.
Rockwell Blake, Tenor.
Alessandro Galoppini, Head of the Singing Companies, Teatro alla Scala, Milan.
Give me Gwyneth Jones, Soprano.
Peter Mario Katona, Casting Director, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London.
David Lomeli, Casting Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Director of the Artistic Administration of The Dallas Opera.
Joan Matabosch, Artistic Director of the Teatro Real de Madrid.
Christoph Seuferle, Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Ludmila Talikova, Director of the Russian Bolshoi Theater Opera Company, Moscow.
Ilias Tzempetonidis, Casting Director of the Opéra National de Paris.
Diane Zola, Assistant Artistic Administrator of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.