17 to 20 February 2011 Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Busseto: 49th international opera Verdi Voices Competition “City di Busseto“ chaired by Maestro José Carreras
“49th INTERNATIONAL OPERA Verdi Voices Competition ” CITY OF BUSSETO “
CE.F.A.C. took care, on behalf of the Municipality of Busseto, of the organizational and artistic secretary and of the 49th international opera Verdi Voices Competition “City di Busseto” one of the most prestigious competitions of the international opera scene.
The Verdi Voices International Competition “City of Busseto” was established in 1961 by Gianfranco Stefanini, in that moment mayor of Busseto, who was the promoter with the tenor Alessandro Ziliani.
The event was characterized by the presence, within the panel of judges, superintendents and art directors of the major opera houses, in order to give the candidates the opportunity to not only compete in a competition, but also to perform in a real audition at a high level. The jury, chaired by Maestro José Carreras, was composed as follows:
Jose Carreras – President of the Jury
Ilias Tzempetonidis – Responsible singing’s companies of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan
Stephen Mazzonis - General Manager and Artistic Opéra Royal de Wallonie – Liege
Christoph Seuferle - Artistic Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Sabine Hoedl - Artistic Director of the Vienna State Opera