Can I apply to moret han one modality?
No. The application must be for only one modality. You can choose between 3 option: Opera, Oratorio-lied or Opera/Oratorio-lied.
Can I do the payment of the 50 € registration fee by PayPal, BIzum or others modalitys
The payment of the competition registration fee must be made by bank transfer. If you have any problems with your bank, you can make the payment through another person, indicating your name on the transfer.
The registration fee for the Final Round of the Competition (only for those participants who pass the preliminary audition) will be paid in cash in Barcelona.
Why is there a difference in the age limit between men and women?
The age differentiation in Article 1 between men and women is exclusively for artistic and technical reasons related to the development and maturity of the voices precisely in order to achieve a fairer competition between the participants. It is well known that the male voice evolves more slowly and needs more years to obtain an adequate sound and format compared to the female voice.
Can I apply for any preliminary audition? Once I have registered, can I change the city?
When you register, you can choose to attend the preliminary audition in the city of your choice. Afterwards, changes of city will only be accepted in duly accredited cases and provided that the deadline has not passed (for the 60th edition of the Competition, the deadline is 25 October 2022).
How many prizes can I apply for?
All participants are automatically eligible for the Official Prizes and the Extraordinary Prizes of the Competition, as established in the rules. These prizes will be adjudicated accordint to the Jury's criteria. Regarding the Special Prizes, you can apply for a maximum of two at the time of registration, provided that the repertoire presented complies with the requirements of each prize.
Depending on the category for which the contestant is competing, you may compete for certain prizes and not for others (see Art. 6 of the Regulations).
To find out which repertoire must be presented for each of the prizes, please consult articles 14, 15, 16 and 17 of the Regulations.
Can I cancel my registration and get back the 50€ I have paid?
You can cancel your participation in the Contest at any time, but in any case you can get a refund of the inscription amount.
Can I change the arias of the programme presented at the time of registration?
The programme submitted cannot be changed, excepte if the organisers detect any incompatibility with the rules.
The programme submitted cannot be modified, with the exception of singers who have performed in the Preliminary Auditions in November and have been selected to go on to the Final Round of the competition. In this case, participants may modify the repertoire for the Final Stage only in justified cases and always within the permitted period (from the moment the results of the November Preliminary Auditions are announced until 10th December 2023).
For singers who have performed in the Barcelona Preliminary, changes to the programme will also be accepted until 10 December 2022.
Can I sing the recitative before an aria?
Only if the total time of your performance does not exceed the time allowed for each audition (in the Preliminary and Second Auditions: 5 minutes for the Opera and Opera/Oratorio-lied categories or 8 minutes for the Oratorio-lied category; in the Semi-Final and Final Auditions: 10 minutes for all categories).
What happens if my audition lasts longer than the allowed time?
In the first rounds of the Competition, exceeding the time limit may be penalised by the Jury when assessing the candidates. From the Semi-Final onwards, the Jury reserves the right to eliminate part of any of the pieces.
For the Barcelona Preliminary, can I change the day assigned for my audition?
A change of day can only be requested in duly accredited cases. Only professional or educational obligations justified by a letter or certificate (scanned) or an email from the Theatre, Conservatory, etc., or other documents such as concert programme with the dates and the name of the singer, Will be considered for a change of the audition date.
Can I sing with the score? And if I have registered for the Oratorio-lied modality?
Singing with score is not forbidden in the rules of the Competition, but it is a factor that may be penalized by the Jury when assessing the singers.
Will it be possible to rehearse with the pianist?
The Organizing Board of the Contest will organise rehearsals with the pianist from the Semi-Final onwards. The schedule and place of the rehearsals will be communicated together with the results of the auditions and will be published on the competition website.
Can I bring my own pianist?
For the 60th Edition of the cometition, it is not permitted to bring your own pianist. The Organizing Board Will provide an accompanying pianist for each competidor.
Do I have to present myself before the audition?
No. Before entering the stage, a presenter will introduce you to the Jury and the assistant públic, informing your name, voice, nationality and programme to interpretate. Once in the stage, you can start your audition directly. At the end you can greet and then leave the stage.
Operation of the Contest
How will I know if I have been selected to go no to the next round of the competition?
After each phase, the results will be published on the Competition website and all singers who have participated in the audition Will receive and email informing them whether or not they have passed to the next phase.
- November Preliminary Auditions: between 1st and 6th of December 2022
- Preliminary Auditions in Barcelona: 20 January 2023 in the evening.
- Second Round: 23 January 2023 in the evening.
- Semi-Final: 25 January 2023 in the evening
- Final: 27 January 2023 in the evening. Foyer of the Liceu. Veredict reading in person.
When will I know the date and time of my next audition?
- For the Preliminary Audition in November: participants will receive an e-mail with all the information about the audition a few weeks before it takes place.
- For the Barcelona Preliminary Audition: participants will receive an email with information about the day of their audition. The day before the audition, they will have to check in in person in Barcelona and will be informed of the exact time of the audition.
- For the Second Audition: when the results of the Preliminary Audition are announced, the date of the next audition will also be announced. The day before the audition, you will have to check in in person in Barcelona and at that time you will be informed of the exact time of the audition.
- For the Semi-Final and the Final: at the time of reporting the results of the Second Audition, the day of the next audition will also be reported.
Is it mandatory to attend the award ceremony at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
The Prize Winners' Concert and attendance at the Awards Ceremony are compulsory for singers who are in possession of an Official Prize, Special Prize or Extraordinary Prize. Non-participation in this Concert and non-attendance at the prize-giving ceremony implies the renunciation of the Prize by the winner. Exceptionally, non-attendance at the awards ceremony will only be accepted in duly accredited cases and in no case for the winners of an Official Award.
Do I have to pay the costs of accommodation?
The Organising Board will be responsible for the hotel accommodation (room and breakfast) of the contestants participating in the Final Phase who live outside the province of Barcelona, from Saturday 21st January 2023 until the moment when the contestant is eliminated.
In order to be able to enjoy this free accommodation, all participants in the Final Phase must book accommodation at the Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Família ***, C/Aragó 569 bis, where they will have reserved accommodation from Saturday 21st of January.
Can I stay in the competition hotel with an accompanying person? Can I stay in a single room?
The condition stated below refers to a shared room, provided that the health situation allows it. If the contestant wishes a single room, he/she will pay the difference represented by the additional cost of the room. If the health emergency still requires the utmost precaution, all candidates who do not live in the province of Barcelona will be provided with a single room and the Organising Board will cover all expenses.
Can I extend my stay at the Contest Hotel once I have beend eliminated from the competition?
From this moment on, the contestant can extend the stay at the Hotel at his/her own expense, depending on the availabilty of the hotel.
How do I book my room at the hotel of the contest?
You must contact the booking centre (email@example.com / +34 93 245 89 05), indicating that you are a participant of the Tenor Viñas Competition and specifying whether you want a single or shared room.
Tickets for the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Can I have tickets for the Final at the Theater?
If I am not selected to sing in the Final: the competition organisers will provide all participants one invitation to attend the Final at the Gran Teatre del Liceu on 27 January 2023. Information on how to apply for tickets and how to collect them will be provided at a later date.
If I am selected to sing in the Final: the organisation will provide 2 invitations to the finalists upon reservation.
Can I have tickets for the Winner’s Concert?
If I am not selected to sing at the concert: the Competition organisers will provide all participants with one invitation to attend the Winners' Concert at the Gran Teatre del Liceu on 29 January 2023. Information on how to apply for tickets and how to collect them will be provided at a later date.
If I am selected to sing at the concert: the organisation will provide 2 invitations available to singers upon reservation.