FOURTH INTERNATIONAL ZARZUELA CONTEST
1. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS
1.1 The Fourth International Zarzuela
Contest "Ana Maria Iriarte, in Madrid 2014, is open, regardless
of nationality, to:
a) All singers aged 18 - 45 years,
turned in 2014 (no exceptions). Winners from previous
series are not allowed to take part in the contest.
1.2 Registration will be made online only,
through the registration form on Fundación Ana María
Iriarte’s webpage: www.fundacionanamariairiarte.org.
1.3 Together with the
registration form, candidates must submit:
a) National identity card or official
document, original or copy, to prove the candidate’s age
b) Two recent, carnet-sized photos;
c) Brief background; music studies, awarded prizes; professional
d) Copy of payment receipt of registration fee to the Preliminary
1.4 On the registration form, candidates
must specify their voice type (Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Soprano
1.5. This material has to be sent via e-mail
to the Foundation
except for the documents a and b which must be sent
via ordinary mail to the Contest Secretariat (c) Manuel Cortina,
11, bajo 3, 28010 Madrid, (Spain).
In no case we will
accept this material submitted via fax or e-mail.
1.6. The registration deadline will be closed on
September 25th, 2014
The Registration fee to the Preliminary
Auditions is of 50€.
Candidates must pay this
amount (banking expenses to be paid by the candidate) through
a bank transfer or deposit to the following account, specifying
the following in the latter: Zarzuela Contest Madrid
Bank: La Caixa
Owner: Fundación Ana María Iriarte
IBAN ES02 2100 1737 72 00135095
You must submit a copy of
the payment receipt to the Contest Secretariat
together with the other required documents. Without
this receipt, registration shall not be valid. We do
not accept other payment methods, and in no case the
registration amount will be refunded, except in the
event that the Contest was cancelled.
• The Registration fee
to the Final Stage is of 50€. This amount
is to be paid in cash in Madrid, and the candidates will
then receive their contestant badges. Without this badge,
the contestant will not be allowed to take part in the Final
Stage. The Final Stage begins once the Preliminary
Auditions are passed.
1.7. All travel and accommodation expenses of candidates
will be paid by the latter, except in the case of the three
winners who do not live in Madrid, for whom the Organization
shall pay their hotel expenses from the day the jury decide
those whose are the winners until the end of their participation
in the contest.
2. CONTEST DEVELOPMENT
2.1. The Fourth International Zarzuela Contest will
be developed in two stages, a Preliminary Stage and a Final
Stage, which in turn consists in three sub-stages:
2.1.1. PRELIMINARY STAGE
188.8.131.52. Preliminary Auditions
2.1.2. FINAL STAGE:
184.108.40.206. Final Gala (prize awarding)
2.2. All stages will take place in the Auditorium
of the Superior Singing School of Madrid (San Bernardo, 44,
28015 Madrid). The only location that may vary is the one
of the FINAL GALA FOR PRIZE AWARDING, in which case it shall
be announced enough time in advance.
2.3. Auditions will be held with the accompaniment of a pianist
selected by the Judging Panel. Should a contestant wish to
be accompanied by a different pianist, they may do so, as
long as they pay for all necessary costs.
2.4. PRELIMINARY STAGE
2.4.1. In the PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS, candidates
will choose ONLY ONE ROMANZA (of zarzuela) from each
category detailed on the list of mandatory pieces
proposed by the Judging Panel of the Contest for each voice
type APPEARING ON THESE RULES (ITEM 2.8).
2.5 FINAL STAGE
2.5.1. For the SEMI-FINAL the candidate will be required
to perform, ONLY ONE ZARZUELA ROMANZA, to be selected from
the pieces not performed before or selected during the PRELIMINARY
STAGE, or a piece freely chosen by the contestant from their
2.5.2. FOR THE FINAL, contestants must prepare at
least three ZARZUELA ROMANZAS FROM THEIR REPERTOIRE.
2.5.3. FINAL GALA. Those contestants who win the
Final will perform in the Final Gala for prize awarding, a
free program consisting in pieces from their repertoire as
well as those performed in previous stages. This program will
be supervised by the Judging Panel and by the Master accompanying
the singers. This GALA WILL ONLY DETERMINE THE AWARDS ORDER
(FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE).
2.6 All contestants will be required to bring with
them the singing and piano scores of the pieces to be performed
in the contest. In the cases where it is not possible to obtain
the scores in the contestant’s place of residence, these
may be ordered through the Superior Singing School of Madrid,
specifying that they are to be used in the International Zarzuela
Contest. The contact person for this procedure is María
Luz González Peña (Tel. number: +34 913 499
622, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
2.7 Preferably, pieces will be sung by heart and
in their original language, that is, Spanish.
2.8 MANDATORY PIECES TO BE PERFORMED IN THE PRELIMINARY
Soprano and Mezzo-soprano
Estrella, “Bendita Cruz”. Romanza from “Don
Gil de Alcalá” (M.Penella).
Vals de la
Bujía, Romanza from “Luces y Sombras”
fue”, Romanza from “Jugar con Fuego”
mías”, Romanza from “El anillo de hierro”
(M. Marqués ).
te importa que no venga”, Romanza from “Los
de la Gitana “Fue mi madre la gitana”, Romanza
from “La Chavala” (R.Chapí)
Pilar “Vuelven las horas lejanas”, Romanza
from “Los de Aragón”. (J. Serrano).
Manuela “Al pasar por la calle de Calatrava”,
Romanza from “La Chulapona” (F. Moreno Torroba)
Roja”, Romanza from “Los Gavilanes”
de un rayo de luna”, Romanza from “La
Leyenda del Beso” (Soutello y Vert)
quiero, morena”, Romanza from “El Trust
de los Tenorios” (J.Serrano).
te vi pasar”, Romanza from la “Meiga”,
- Salida de Juan “Mi aldea”, Romanza from“Los
Gavilanes” (J. Guerrero)
- Romanza de Manuel “Lo mismo que esa guitarra”,
Romanza from “Al dorarse las espigas” (F. Balanguer)
- “Sasibil, mi casero” Romanza from “El
from "Maruxa" (Amadeo Vives).
Romanza from “Black el Payaso” (Pablo
Negro", from "La Tabernera del Puerto" (Pablo
3. JUDGING PANEL
The president of the Judging Panel will
be Mrs. Ana Maria Iriarte. The rest
of the Judging Panel will be made up by:
1. Mrs. Rosa
Kraus . Musical Agent.
2. Mr. José
García Quijada. Singer.
3. Mr. Enrique
García Asensio. Orchestra Director.
4. Mr. Francisco
Rosado. Musicologist and Music Critic.
5. Mr. Miguel
Roa . Orchestra
4.1. The constest will award three common
prizes in cash:
4.1.1. Common Prizes:
• 1st Prize to the Best Singer…………..
• 2nd Prize to the Best Singer ………….
• 3rd Prize to the Best Singer …………..
4.2. The Judging Panel reserves the right to leave any
prize unawarded when they consider it necessary.
4.3. The candidate’s
registration to the Contest entails their acceptance of these
rules, as well as of the decisions made by the Judging Panel.
4.4. The Fundación Ana Maria Iriarte and the International
Zarzuela Contest “Ana María Iriarte” shall
own the global rights to record and rebroadcast by radio or television
or any other audiovisual media for recording, reproduction and/or
broadcast available or which may
arise in the future, of the contestant’s performances, who
expressly and formally waives all rights to which they may be
entitled in this respect.
4.5 DIPLOMAS. The winners will be awarded a Diploma of
5.1 The Organizing Committee
shall provide hotel accommodation (room and breakfast) only for
the three winners since the Final and the Final Gala, and that
DO NOT LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY OF MADRID.
5.2 The above specified provision refers to a shared room.
If the contestant prefers a single room (which shall be mentioned
when arriving at the hotel) they will pay the difference between
the highest cost.
5.3 All contestants
shall be able to access the hotel fees agreed
upon by the organization with the selected hotels, which will
be notified once their registration is completed.