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The organizers will offer as a special award a free Masterclass with internationally acclaimed soprano Nelly Miricioiu.

For all Finalists of the competition as active participants and for all Semifinalists as passive participants

Period: 3-6 June, 2019

Also, as a prize, all active participants will have the great opportunity to perform on the 6th of June, 2019 on the stage of the Hungarian Opera House from Cluj-Napoca, accompanied by the institution's orchestra in the Masterclass's Final Concert with Soprano Nelly Miricioiu.

Accommodation will be free of charge for all active participants!

Passive participants can request double rooms at the price of 45 Euro / night.

It is recommended to plan your stay in Tirgu Mures for the period May 31 - June 6, 2019.
If some Finalists can not stay for Masterclass, Ms. Nelly Miricioiu may choose from Semifinalists.

masterclass Nelly miricioiu

Hailed as a singing-actress, Nelly is one of the most versatile artists of our day. Her repertoire extends from Mozart and bel canto to Verdi, Puccini and verismo, to modern Italian opera such as Respighi and Zandonai, and taking in French and Russian composers too. As Rodney Milnes wrote in Opera Magazine "this extraordinary diva can sing anything and sing it well ". Since her Covent Garden debut in 1982 as Nedda in I Pagliacci opposite John Vickers, Piero Cappuccili and Thomas Allen, and the 1983 triumphant La Scala debut as Lucia di Lammermoor, Nelly has been heard in all major opera houses of the world. She has worked with some of the most prestigious conductors and directors in leading roles that include Tosca (with Jose Carreras, Jose Cura, Neil Shicoff), Mimi (with Placido Domingo), Violetta in La traviata (with Franco Bonisolli, Roberto Alagna, Renato Bruson, Alfredo Kraus) and opposite many other leading artists of the day. It was the bel canto repertoire and her dedication to rediscovering forgotten operas where Nelly found her niche. Universally acclaimed for her luscious sound, beautifully constructed technique and exceptional theatrical stage presence, Michael Davdison wrote about her in an article in Opera Magazine: "The highly individual timbre of Miricioiu’s voice, her imagination and intensity, her exceptional range and sense of timing make for a unique talent. " Nelly is gaining a reputation as one of the most desired and respected voice teachers - in demand both in the UK and internationally. Alongside her own busy private teaching schedule, she is a mentor for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and a regular visiting professor with the London Masterclasses, The Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival, and Festival y Academia de Musica en Tequila.