REPERTOIRE

1st CATEGORY

  • Preliminary round: 1 song or aria by contestant’s choice
  • Final round: 2 pieces in contrasting style (2 songs or 1 song and 1 opera or oratorio aria)

2nd CATEGORY

  • Preliminary round: 1 piece by contestant’s choice (song, opera aria or oratorio aria)
  • Semifinal: 2 pieces in contrasting style (1 song and 1 opera or oratorio aria or 2 opera arias or 2 oratorio arias )
  • Final: 2 pieces in contrasting style (2 opera arias or 2 oratorio arias or 1 opera aria and 1 oratorio aria)

3rd CATEGORY

  • Preliminary round: 1 piece by contestant’s choice (song, opera aria or oratorio aria)
  • Semifinal: 3 pieces in contrasting style (1 song and 2 opera arias or 1 song, 1 opera aria and 1 concert or oratorio aria)
  • Final: 3 pieces in contrasting style (3 opera arias or 1 song and 2 opera arias or 1 song, 1 opera aria and 1 concert or oratorio aria)
  • Repertoire must be sung by heart in original key and in original language.
  • Songs can be performed in original key or in published transpositions.
  • Please note that contestants cannot perform the same piece in preliminary round, in semifinal and final.
  • Contestants are encouraged, but not obliged to choose one song or an aria by a Hungarian composer (works of Liszt, Erkel, Kodály, Bartók or composers from the 20th century and contemporary artists)
  • In the semifinal one piece is choosen by the contestant and one piece is choosen by the jury. Order of composititons are decided by contestant.
  • Jury will listen to the entire program in the final.
  • Only printed and copyrighted sheet music can be used by accompanists. No copies.