Competition Programme

Programme

Preliminary round

  1. An aria from a passion, oratorio, mass or cantata from the 17th or 18th centuries (but not in the Viennese Classical style).

  2. Two solo songs of which at least one must be a Lied.

  3. An opera or concert aria.

Each competitor will have a maximum of 20 minutes at his/her disposal.

Semifinals

  1. A song by a Finnish composer.

  2. A group of solo songs (lasting 15-20 minutes).

  3. An opera or concert aria.

Each competitor will have a maximum of 30 minutes at his/her disposal.

Final

Two works with orchestral accompaniment, of which at least one must be an opera, oratorio, cantata or concert aria.
Each competitor will have a maximum of 20 minutes at his/her disposal.

The group of solo songs in the Semifinals may, for example, consist of an entity comprising a song cycle or part of one, a group of songs by one composer or a group of songs by different composers but having a common theme.

The competitor’s repertoire must include works sung in at least three languages. No piece may appear twice in the competitor’s repertoire.