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Competition requirements

 

The XVII. international singing competition "Lazar Jovanovic" will be held from 23. to 26. January 2020. in the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, Studentski trg 5, Belgrade.

The competition is open to all interested singers and takes place in the following categories:

 

LADIES:

Pre-category/A - competitors born in 2002 and younger, students of a primary music school;

Pre-category/B - competitors born in 2002 and younger, students of the 1st and 2nd grade of the secondary music school;

I category - competitors born in 2000 and younger;

II/A category - competitors born in 1998 and younger, students of primary or secondary music schools;

II/B category - competitors born in 1998 and younger, undergraduate students;

III category - competitors born in 1994 and younger;

IV category - competitors born in 1985 and younger;

 

GENTLEMEN

Pre-category/A - competitors born in 2000 and younger, students of primary music school;

Pre-category/B - competitors born in 2000 and younger, students of the first and second grade of the secondary music school;

I category - competitors born in 1998 and younger;

II/A category - competitors born in 1996 and younger students of primary or secondary school music;

II/B category - competitors born in 1996 and younger, undergraduate students;

III category - competitors born in 1992 and younger;

IV category - competitors born in 1987 and younger;

V/A category - Chamber ensembles accompanied by a student pianist - ladies and/or gentlemen born in 1987 and younger.

V/B category - Mixed (operatic) duets or ensembles accompanied by a professional collaborative pianist - ladies and/or gentlemen born in 1987 and younger.

Contestants are expected to perform the following repertoire from memory:

 

Pre-category/A

One baroque aria or song
One art song of free choice

Pre-category/B

One baroque aria or song
Two art songs of free choice

Categories II/A and II/B

One baroque aria or song
Two art songs of free choice
One aria from either opera or operetta

III category

First round:
One baroque aria or song
One aria from oratorio, mass or cantata
Second round:
One art song written by a 19th century composer
One art song written by a 20th century composer
One art song written by a Slavic/Yugoslav composer
One aria from opera or operetta

IV/A category

First round:
One baroque aria or song
One aria from oratorio, mass or cantata
Concert or opera aria by W. A. Mozart
One aria from opera or operetta
Second round:
One art song written by a 20th century composer
A cycle or at least three art songs written by a single composer
One art song written by a Serbian composer
One aria from opera or operetta

IV/B category

First round:
Two opera arias
Second round:
Two opera arias

V/A category

Two chamber ensembles of different character (accompanied by a student pianist)

V/B category

One opera duet or ensemble (accompanied by a professional collaborative pianist)