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VIII° International Competition 


"Bellano Paese degli Artisti"

Period 31 JULY -3 AUGUST 2023:




International Jury

Cash prizes and writings

Lake Como

VIII International Lyrical Singing Competition LAKE COMO 2024

"Bellano, Paese degli Artisti"


The competition is open to lyrical singers of all nationalities, without age limits.

Art. 1 ADDRESSES AND PROGRAM The Competition will take place in Bellano from July 31st to August 3rd, 2024 with the following schedule:

  • July 31st - August 1st, eliminations from 10:30 am to 8 pm at the Theater in Via Roma It will be possible to warm up the voice in the school building next to the Theater.

  • August 2nd, semifinal from 11 am to 8 pm at the Theater in Via Roma

  • August 3rd, final - Winners' Concert outdoors on the stage directly on the Lake.


Singers who were FINALISTS in other lyrical Competitions held in 2023 are admitted directly to the Semifinal if the registration form includes the relevant certification.


Art. 2 JURY 2024

President of Jury: Vittorio Terranova - Artistic Director of the Vittorio Terranova Competition International Renowned Tenor

Tulio Gagliardo 

Music Director of the Izmir Opera - Turkey and Music Director of the Fuerteventura Opera

Irakli Gogibedaschwili - Superintendent of the Arpeggione Orchestra - Austria

Vito Clemente - Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Orchestra of Bari - Italy

Victor Garcia Sierra - Artistic Director of the "Cruz-Diez" Orchestra of Madrid - Spain Maurizio Moretta - Artistic Director of the "G.Pasta" Competition of Saronno - Italy

Vasco Fracanzani - Lyrical Agent - LERIN ARTIST MANAGEMENT - Spain


Art. 3 CASH PRIZES AND THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENTS At the end of the final phase, the judging panel will announce the winners and award the following prizes (equivalent to scholarships) gross of any tax deductions: 1st prize €1500 2nd prize €1000 3rd prize €500

  • Concert for the 2025 Season of the Arpeggione Orchestra in Austria for one or more finalists chosen by the Superintendent on the jury (Maestro Irakli Gogibedaschwili) SEE THE PRIZE Edition 2023 (the concert will take place on July 6th, 2024)

  • Concert for the 2025 Season of the Metropolitan Orchestra of Bari for one or more finalists chosen by the Artistic Director Maestro Vito Clemente

  • Popular Jury Prize - Concert offered by the Municipality of Bellano for the 2025 chamber season

  • Possibility of engagements at the discretion of the Theater Directors present on the jury (Izmir Opera, Fuerteventura Opera)

  • Casting for roles in the Winter Lyric Season of the Municipality of Grosseto. Tosca (November 2024) - Barber of Seville (March 2025)

The Jury has the authority to award one or more prizes Ex aequo. In this case, the prizes themselves will be divided equally. It also has the authority not to award the prizes provided if it does not deem the participants deserving.


The registration form (to be completed in the form below) must be submitted no later than July 29th, 2024, attaching the following documents: a. Curriculum vitae (in .doc or .pdf format); b. Copy of the Identity Card (in .jpeg format); c. Copy of the Payment of €80 (in .doc or .pdf format) payable to:

ASSOCIAZIONE LAKE COMO MUSIC ACADEMY Credit Agricole Bank, Lecco Branch IBAN: IT64Y0623022900000015342645 BIC/SWIFT: CRPPIT2PXXX Reason for payment: NAME SURNAME registration LYRICAL COMPETITION 2024 NB: Please indicate the name and surname of the registrant. It is also possible to pay with PayPal using the button next to it (please note: an increased commission of €10 is applicable).

Art. 5 Contestants must present a maximum of 4 arias from the international repertoire, of which at least 2 in Italian.

Art. 6 The organization will provide an accompanying pianist (Maestro DAMIANO CERUTTI). It is recommended to bring suitable music for the pianist. Contestants may, at their own expense, be accompanied by a pianist of their choice.

Art. 7 The Lake Como Academy Association reserves the right to photograph and record the stages of the Competition, and no compensation will be due to contestants for video recordings and photographs.

Art. 8 Registration for the Competition implies unconditional acceptance of these Regulations and all the information indicated on this page, as well as the reservation of the Artistic Direction to make modifications to it.

Art. 9 For any information on Registration, problems in completing the FORM below, and Accommodations, WRITE or SEND all documents to this email:

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