The candidates will send for registration:
- a Curriculum Vitae
- 1 photo
- the application form including
- the repertory chosen for
the competition, consisting of 5 opera arias of the singer's choice, to be sung by memory
in the original key and language.
Thirty days prior to the beginning of the competition, the candidates
will be notified by the organizers whether they have been accepted to enter the contest.
The registration fee of U$ 150 is to be paid in person at registration
upon arrival of the candidate in Braila.
Travel within Romania and the cost of lodging and accomodation during
the candidate's presence at the competition will be paid by the organizers.
The competition is scheduled in three eliminatory stages,
the third beeing with orchestra.
In the first stage, the candidates will present 2 of the
5 arias, at
their own choice. In the following stages, the arias will be chosen by the Jury.
The decisions of the Jury are definitive and incontestable.
Members of the Jury who are the candidate's professors at the time of
the competition will abstain from judging that candidate. In this case the candidate will
be given the highest grade conferred by the other members of the Jury.
The grades will range from 1 to 10.
During the official inauguration there will be a draw of ballots to
determine the order of appearance for the competition.
The organizers will provide pianos and accompanists during the
Before each round, every candidate will have the opportunity to
rehearse with an accompanist in a separate coaching room. Singers are free to bring their
own pianists, at their own expenses.
All candidates participating in the second and third stages of the
competition will receive a Diploma.
The candidates, including the winners, will participate in the
rehearsals and performances without fee and will claim no rights for radio and TV
It is understood that the laureats are obliged to take part at the
The absence unauthorized by the Jury, at such events, desqualifies the laureate.
Audience is admitted at the public sessions.
The Great Darclée Prize
First Prize U$ 10,000 Second Prize U$
7,000 Third Prize U$ 5,000
The Darclée Foundation Prize
The Special Prize of the Jury
Organizers: The Darclée Foundation,
The Romanian Atheneum International Foundation
Ministry of Culture and National Identity, The Mayor's Office, The City Council Braila
The County Council Braila, The Prefect's Office, The Municipal Theatre, The Design Center