International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition
Dear music lovers and participants of the Fifth International Vocal Competition of Giulio Perottii. As a mayor of Ueckermünde I am glad to welcome you in our city during The Fifth International Vocal Competition of Giulio Perotti. Under the patronage of my predecessor Heidi Michaelis The Competition has evolved in the last years and now it is one of the most important trans-regional events. Continuing in this direction we would like to expand the competition and at the same time to introduce more news in regard to the life and work of Giulio Perotti. We often find that the name of Giulio Perotti for many is still completely unknown. Therefore, the International Vocal Competition is an excellent opportunity to promote the life and the work of this opera singer, as well as to build an agreement between nations of Europe. Perotti ahead of his time because regardless of his German roots he felt in Hungary and in Italy right at home. We have had many compliments and praise after the last contest and this obligates us to raise the level of the competition this year. We are looking for many donors, sponsors and patrons who will help us in this unusual project this year. I must mention for example: the School of Music Kreismusikschule Uecker-Randow, Musikverein "BEL CANTO Ueckermünde" e.V., the Academy of Arts in Szczecin and Mrs. Dr. habil. Sylwia Burnicka - Kalischewski, "good spirit" of the competition. To all of you I offer my thanks. All the tourists visiting our beautiful city Ueckermünde (that from year 2013 could be called a spa), and the participants of the Competition I wish an unforgettable experience, many interesting international meetings and just beautiful moments that will forever remain in the memory.
Patron of the Competition and
Mayor of the town Ueckermünde
Dear Competitor, thank you for entering the International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition. Today, the demands made on singers are becoming even greater due to development in society and advanced digital recording techniques. At the same time, the techniques of the singers and their aesthetic range continue to develop. While accomplished singers are becoming younger and younger, the requirements which are put become higher and higher. To further their development they need to have the opportunity to compare themselves with their fellow singers within the same age group. Taking part in competitions, regardless of the result is important and enriching experience; not only can the young singers judge their own performances against those of other competitors, they can also advance their individual development. The International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition is directed towards young singers who have not started their vocal studies yet and students of music academies and music universities. Between the ages of 16-21 it is already possible for them to have reached a very high standard. Indeed, there are many examples of famous singers who when they were in this age group made their debuts in important operatic roles. For example, Maria Callas was Santuzza in "Cavalleria Rusticana" when she was 16 years old, and Tosca when was 18, Mirella Freni at the age of 20 was already performing Micaela from "Carmen" and Joan Sutherland sang Dido in "Dido and Aeneas" at the age of 21. Placido Domingo performed in the age of 17 Freddie in "My Fair Lady". He played Borsa in "Rigoletto" when he was 18 band when he was 20 he sang the role of Alfredo in "La Traviata" and Edgardo in "Lucia di Lammermoor" together with Joan Sutherland as Lucia. The International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition closes the gap between learning to sing and the competitions for trained and experienced opera singers until the age of 35. It offers young singers an insight into the level that will be required of them in the World of international singing. I wish all participants every success and hope they have a feeling of well-being on stage and find an unforgettable musical experience. I hope that with the help of our penal consisting of renounced opera singers and professors the Competition will become a by-word for excellence and high standarts. Many thanks to everyone who helped in the creation of the International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition.
Initiator and artistic director of the International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition
Dr. Dr. habil. Sylwia Burnicka - Kalischewski