The 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition will take place at the Teatr Wielki – National Opera in Warsaw on 5–11 May 2019.
  • Jury
    • John Allison editor of „Opera Magazine”
    • Piotr Beczała tenor
    • Michael Fichtenholz director of Opera, Opernhaus Zürich
    • Jonathan Friend artistic administrator, Metropolitan Opera
    • Tobias Hasan coordinating opera director, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
    • Boris Ignatov casting director, Staatsoper Stuttgart
    • Peter Mario Katona director of casting, Royal Opera House
    • Izabella Kłosińska casting director, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera
    • Gianluca Macheda director of GM Art&Music
    • Pal Christian Moe casting consultant, Bayerische Staatsoper and Glyndebourne Festival Opera
    • Nicholas Payne director, „Opera Europa”
    • Alain Perroux artistic advisor, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, France
    • Ewa Podleś contralto
    • Evamaria Wieser artistic administrator, Salburg Festival and European casting consultant, Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Prizes

    MAIN PRIZES:

    • First Prize – 15 000 EUR
    • Second Prize – 11 000 EUR
    • Third Prize – 9 000 EUR
    • Fourth Prize – 7 000 EUR
    • Fifth Prize – 5 000 EUR
    • Sixth Prize – 4 000 EUR
    • Remaining Finalists – 2 000 EUR each

    • Every Participant admitted to and performing in Stage 2 but not admitted to Stage 3 (Finals) will receive 500 EUR

    • The Maria Fołtyn Prize for the Best Performance of a Stanisław Moniuszko Piece – 8 000 EUR
    • The Prize for the Best Performance of a Mieczysław Weinberg’s Song – 2 000 EUR
    • The Prize for the Best Pianist (born not earlier than on 6 May 1984) – 1 500 EUR 

    PRIZES FROM THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION (USA) FUNDED BY ANN COX ZAGOREOS:

    • The Carlo Maria Giulini Prize 
      awarded in male and female category separately
      *Prize in memory of Carlo Maria Giulini, for a performance of profound musical expression drawing on the essence of humanity: USD 5 000
      *Il premio nella memoria di Carlo Maria Giulini per il canto che sorge dall’emozione profonda e che attinge dall’essenza di umanità.
    • The Jan and Edward Reszke Prize for the best performance of a Polish work by a foreign entrant: USD 3 000
    • The Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura Prize for the most promising Polish voice: USD 2 000

    More special prizes will be announced in due course.

  • Important dates

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/09/18 - 15/01/19
    ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES: 22/02/19

    5 May 2019
    Inauguration of the Competition, Opening Gala Concert on the 200th anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth

    6-7 May 2019
    Stage 1, auditions with piano

    8-9 May 2019
    Stage 2, auditions with piano

    11 May 2019
    Stage 3, final auditions with orchestra
    Announcement of the results, award ceremony