10th edition of the International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition will take place at the Grand Theatre – Polish National Opera in Warsaw on May 6-11, 2019.
This unique jubilee event coincides with the celebrations of the 200th birth annniversary of the patron of the Competition – Stanisław Moniuszko. On this occasion, on the composer's birthday, May 5, 2019, an Opening Gala and a concert of the laureates of previous editions will take place. The programme will consist of fragments of Moniuszko's operas and gems of vocal music.
Distinguished artists and singers as well as managers of the world's leading opera theaters are invited to the Competition Jury: John Allison, Piotr Beczała, Jonathan Friend, Tobias Oliver Hasan, Boris Ignatov, Peter Mario Katona, Izabella Kłosińska, Robert Körner, Gianluca Macheda, Pål Christian Moe , Nicholas Payne, Alain Perroux, Ewa Podles, Tobias Truniger, and Evamaria Wieser.
The Competition's repertoire includes both the heritage of the patron of the Competition – an outstanding composer, considered to be the founder of the Polish national opera, as well as works of Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski, Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Polish contemporary composers such as Tadeusz Baird, Grażyna Bacewicz, Henryk Czyż, Witold Friemann, Stefan Kisielewski, Szymon Laks, Jerzy Lefeld, Jan Maklakiewicz, Tadeusz Maklakiewicz, Paweł Mykietyn, Stanisław Niewiadomski, Zygmunt Noskowski, Feliks Nowowiejski, Edward Pałłasz, Krzysztof Penderecki, Stanisław Szeligowski, Mieczysław Weinberg, and Władysław Żeleński.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Competition Website: https://teatrwielki.pl/dzialalnosc/konkurs-moniuszkowski/x-konkurs-moniuszkowski/