During the Second World War he was a member of the Italian Army’s “Bersaglieri” rifle regiment where he became a skilled marksman and practiced several sports. After being captured, thanks to his boxing skills he won several matches against professionals boxers. All the prizes he won were exchanged for food for his prison camp’s inmates.
He is buried in Pesaro Cemetery.
NOTICE OF COMPETITION AND RULES
The competition will be held from the 7th to the 9th of March 2014 at the “Amici della Lirica Gioacchino Rossini” Club in via Zanucchi 13 – 61122 Pesaro, Italy.
The Final Round and the award ceremony will be held at Annunziata Church in Pesaro on the 9th of March at 17.00 hours.
The competition is open to singers of any gender, nationality and texture of voice. Sopranos and tenors must not be over 28 years old; mezzo sopranos, baritones and basses must not be over 32 years old on 31st March 2014.
Competitors may be accompanied by pianists put at their disposal by the organizers. Rehearsals with the pianists will be held the day before the beginning of the competition. However competitors may bring their own pianists. In both cases the competitors must inform the organizers on the application form.
Application forms can be downloaded from the website www.amiciliricapesaro.com and they must be filled in and submitted by post within the 21th of February 2014 (post mark will be proof) to: Circolo “Amici della Lirica Gioacchino Rossini” via Zanucchi 13, 61122 Pesaro (Italy).
On the application form competitors must include:
a) their first name and surname, nationality, place and date of birth, address, telephone numbers and e-mail address, type of voice, type of piano accompanist, author and title of the chosen repertoire;
b) a brief artistic/professional curriculum vitae;
c) two photos;
d) a copy of the bank transfer of the registration fee of 70 euro on behalf of:
IBAN code: (transfer from Italy) IT83 E060 5513 3100 0000 0027 944
BIC code: (transfer from abroad) BAMAIT3AXXX
Beneficiary: Circolo “Amici della Lirica Gioacchino Rossini”
Reason: Iscrizione Concorso Lirico “Aurelio Burzi”
The organization is not bound to reimburse the subscription fee under any circumstance. Registration fee will be reimbursed only in the event of the competition not taking place for reasons beyond the organizers’ control.
Competitors have to perform three aria Opera pieces from their own repertoire without any restrictions. Pieces must be performed by heart and must include recitativo, arioso and cabaletta if any. At least one composition by Gioacchino Rossini is compulsory.
The competition starts with an Eliminatory Round that will be held on the 7th of March 2014 from 10.00 to 13.00 hours and from 15.00 to 19.00 hours at the “Amici della Lirica Gioacchino Rossini ” Club in Via Zanucchi 13 in Pesaro.
The order of the competitors’ performances will be drawn. The Eliminatory performances will take place behind closed doors. Competitors will perform one of the three Opera pieces of their own choice.
Competitors must bring their ID and a copy of the score.
The Jury has the right at any time to interrupt the singer or decide to listen to the piece later on, at a different time.
At the end of the Eliminatory Round, the Jury will announce the list of the competitors that will be admitted to the Semi-Final Round, which will be held at the same place the following day, i.e. on the 8th of March from 10.00 to 13.00 hours and from 15.00 to 19.00 hours. Competitors will perform the two remaining opera pieces.
The Jury will announce the list of the competitors that will be admitted to the Final Round, which is scheduled for the 9th of March at 11.00 hours at the Chiesa dell’Annunziata in Pesaro and at 17.00 hours at an open concert for public audience. Competitors will perform one of the three Opera pieces of their own choice.
At the end of the Final Round the Jury will announce the winners and the award ceremony will be held.
The Jury will be composed of opera singers and music experts of high repute:
Tenor Tonino Carlino – Théatre Royal de La Monnaie, Bruxelles
Soprano Lucia Fiori – Teacher of Singing at the “Gioacchino Rossini” Conservatory of Music of Pesaro
Mrs. Luisa Biscuola – Representative of the “Amici della Lirica Gioacchino Rossini ” Club of Pesaro
During the final round the Jury will be extended to:
Professor Saul Salucci – Artistic Director of the “Gioacchino Rossini” Symphonic Orchestra
Professor Salvatore Francavilla – Director of the “San Carlo” Choir of Pesaro
The Jury’s evaluation is final and irrevocable.
The members of the Jury who have/have had an educational relationship with any of the competitors during the last two years cannot take part in the discussion or express their own evaluation. This eventuality must be noted on the official competition memorandum.
- First prize: 700 euro
- Second prize: 450 euro
- Third prize: 300 euro
The Jury reserves its own right to select one of more of the winners as participants for workshops and/or concerts organized by the competition’s sponsorship partners in 2014.
The organizers reserve the right to record the final concert on video, audio tape, CD, DVD, radio/television/film/Internet broadcast without paying the competitors involved. By participating in this competition the singers will give up all rights for radio, TV and Internet broadcasting of the performances carried out during all the competition events. Participation does not lead to payment of any rights or fee of any kind for any reason.
The organizers reserve the right to make any changes to the specified rules if necessary. Any changes will be promptly communicated. In case of objection to the competition rules the Italian version will be valid. Submission of the application form means the total and unconditional acceptance of all rules in this notice and any changes foreseen above.
No responsibility is assumed for risks or damage of any kind to the competitors throughout the competition.
According to law decree n° 196 of 30th June 2003 concerning the protection of personal details, the organization confirms that competitors’ details in the application form will be kept and used by them only to send information relating to the competition and “Amici della Lirica Gioacchino Rossini” Club. According to law decree n° 196 of 30th June 2003 the competitors have the right to know, update, delete and rectify their data or object to their use.
Administrative office and Competition address: Circolo “Amici della Lirica Gioacchino Rossini” Via Zanucchi, 13 – 61122 Pesaro (Italia) +39 0721 67904 Lunedì e Mercoledì: 16.30 – 18.30 Venerdì: 10.00 – 12.00 email@example.com More information at: www.amiciliricapesaro.com
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