Representatives of musical institutions, prominent and well-known artists, pedagogues and, above all, entrants of the vocal arts will visit a charming, little town in the South of Poland called Nowy Sącz to attend the jubilee edition of the Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry 20th Festival and 18th Competition, the oldest vocal competition in Poland, starting on April 27th, 2019.
The Festival and the Competition, held cyclically every two years, incessantly since 1985, quickly became something more than just a rivalry of singers on stage, promoting the opera art locally, in Małopolska, at a national and international level. From April 27th to May 5th, gifted young vocalists from 14 countries (Poland, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, China, Georgia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Israel, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Italy) will present their skills in front of a jury of artists, opera agents, pedagogues and representatives of music institutions from around the world
Jubilee 20th Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Festival will start on April 27th, 2019, at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice. In an extraordinary event, we will hear a concert performance of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Suor Angelica and Ludomir Różycki’s symphonic poem Anhelli op. 22. It is no coincidence that the works of these two composers are combined: writing the one-act opera Suor Angelica, Puccini was inspired by the cloister act from Różycki’s opera Eros and Psyche. The solo parts will be performed by finalists of previous editions of the Competition, as well as Małgorzata Walewska. The Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the Polish Radio Choir in Krakow will be conducted, for the second time in the Festival’s history, by José Cura, world-famous singer and conductor. The Winners Gala Concert will take place on May 4th, 2019. The soloists will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Silesian Opera conducted by Maestro Sebastian Perłowski. A day later, on May 5th, the concert of the best singers will be repeated at the Silesian Opera in Bytom.
Detailed programme available at: http://www.adasari.pl/