The Competition

23 - 27 July 2019

“Lirica sul Tevere” is an International Competition for Opera singers that aims to give young singers the opportunity to perform in presence of the most important exponents of opera, of art directors of operatic organizations, of agents in the field.
The second edition of the Orte Competition is dedicated to the fiftieth anniversary of the career of the great soprano Katia Ricciarelli and is proving an international event to be repeated every year in July.
The project includes a two-section Competition: one for vocal register and one for opera roles. Every year Operas interpreted by the winners of the Competition of the previous edition will be performed; in 2020 “La Cenerentola” (G.Rossini) and “Tosca” (G. Puccini) are foreseen to be on stage.
The second edition' s Commission will consist of four Bigs of the Opera: soprano Katia Ricciarelli (President of the Commission), tenor Nicola Martinucci, bass Roberto Scandiuzzi, baritone Ambrogio Maestri; in addition the Seul Philharmonic Conductor Maestro Carlo Palleschi, the Artistic Director of Municipal Theater of Piacenza Cristina Ferrari, the Collaborator in the Artistic Direction of the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa Davide Pagliarusco, the Head of the Young Artist Program of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Eleonora Pacetti, the Artistic Coordinator of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Academy Gianni Tangucci, the President of Solopera Company and of the Korea Opera Association Lee Soyoung, the President of the agency Atelier Musicale Virginio Fedeli.
The project was born of an idea of Sandro Corelli, President of the Cultural Association “Lirica sul Tevere”, and it is possible thanks to his and his staff's commitment, to the institutional support of the Municipality and of the Culture Department of Orte, to the organizational contribution of the Pro Loco of Orte and to the economic one of the companies that consider an opportunity for the territory and for their return in terms of reputation to sponsor this great international event that will surely give shine and visibility to the city.


Sandro Corelli

Artistic Director

President of the "Lirica sul Tevere" Cultural Association

In collaboration with the Omnicomprehensive Institute of Orte for the Workshop of Scenography for the Opera La Bohéme