Second edition of the International Opera Conductor Competition – Polycarpe Foundation


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The first edition of the International Opera Conductor Competition took place in August 2017. During this unprecedented occurrence, 49 candidates from 20 countries were lucky enough to conduct the Orchestra, Chorus and Children’s Chorus of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège as well as a whole host of international soloists and were judged by an international jury made up of major personalities. The competition attracted many enthusiastic spectators during its various rounds and was well received by the press. The Second Prize was jointly awarded to the conductors Pierre Dumoussaud (Fr) and Michele Spotti (It), whilst Antoine Glatard (Fr) received the Third Prize.

Registration for the second edition of the competition, which will take place from 21st to 28th August, is now open. In order to highlight the young talents in conducting orchestras on the international scene, the competition is open to candidates of all nationalities born after 1st January 1985, via the on-line registration service which is open until 15th March 2020.

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Covid-19 : l'Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège ferme ses portes et suspend l’ensemble de ses activités jusqu’au 19 avril inclus.  Cliquez ici pour plus d’infos.