Call for entries XV Arteincanto Competition


15° International opera singing competition

“Luciano Di Pasquale”

28-30 July 2023


Art. 1 – The XIV international opera singing competition «ArteinCanto» will take place in Teramo (TE) from 28th to 30th July 2023 at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Gaetano Braga” in Corso San Giorgio n.14.

Art. 2 – Lyrical singers of any nationality, age and vocal register can take part in the competition.

Art. 3 – Every competitor must bring 4 (four) operatic arias in original language and tonality. One of them should belong to Mozart’s repertory.

Art. 4 – The application form must be made not over 23th July 2023  directly on our website at the following link:

(subject to sending the requested documentation within the established terms)

they must contain:

  1. copy of a valid identity document;
  2. application form compiled in all parts;
  3. copy of proof of payment of  70€ (not refundable) that must be made through:

bank transfer registered in:

Associazione culturale IL CANTIERE DELLE ARTI

IBAN: IT 93 Z 05424 76980 000000051063 – SWIFT CODE: BPBAIT3B

In case of failed presence or if the documentation won’t be conform to the regulations, the organisation won’t pay back the entrance fee. Application forms arrived out of terms could be accepted by the indisputable judgement of the association.

Art. 5 –All costs of  board and lodging are all depending of the students.

Art. 6Money prizes (1°, 2° and 3°)of competition will be assigned in any case.


The prizes of the 15th edition competition divided into cash prizes and artistic prizes are as follows:


  • 1st PRIZE: 1.200€ + a concert on July 31th + 300€ scholarship*                     and a 2 night stay for 2 people in half-board  offered by TH Resort to TH Lazise in Riva del Garda (1)
  • 2nd PRIZE: 700€ + a concert on July 31th + 300€ scholarship*
  • 3rd PRIZE: 200€ + a concert on July 31th + € 300€ scholarship*
  • Scholarship for “the best young singer”: 200€ + a concert on July 31th
  • Scholarship “Luciano Di Pasquale” for the best Bass-baritone: 300€ + a concert on July 31th + 200€ * scholariship

The prize are offered

1st PRIZE from the Dimar Group SpA company;

the Scholarship “Luciano Di Pasquale” from the Lions Club Roseto degli Abruzzi;

the others prizes from the Di Pasquale Family.

* The scholarship will be delivered only if they will perform at the concert of  July 31th

(1) the prize is subject to the General Conditions of Sale of Hotelturist S.p.A., the only responsible party, which releases the Associazione Culturale il Cantiere delle Arti from any liability.

With the exception of the month of August 2023, the prize is valid until 31 July 2024 and cannot be transferred to third parties.


1 – “Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese”

The Artistic Director of the Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese  or his delegate, will be present in the jury on the evening of the final and will evaluate, at his sole discretion, the assignment of concert scripts to be included in his next programming;

2 – Premio Artistico Società della Musica e del Teatro “Primo Riccitelli”

in the evening of the final, a representative of the Società della Musica e del Teatro “Primo Riccitelli” of Teramo, will be present on the jury and will evaluate, at its sole discretion, the assignment of concert scripts to be included in the next Riccitelli programming.

Art. 7 – All competitors must arrive at 2:00 p. m. on 28th July 2023 for the nominal roll-call with an identity document and copy of the pieces to perform. Competitors who will be absent to the roll-call will be left off the competition, except for those who will arrive with justified delay. The order of performances will be set by lot.

Art. 8 – On 27th July in the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Gaetano Braga”, a pianist will be available from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. for an optional proof. Competitors who want to enjoy this service must book their proof by sending a message to the number of Artistic Secretariat  +39. 333 9546655.

Art. 9 – Prizes competition will be structured in three stages:

PRELIMINARY: competitor will perform ONE OPERA ARIA of his/her choice, in original language and tonality.

SEMIFINAL: competitor will perform ONE OPERA ARIA and, eventually, ANOTHER OPERA ARIA, chosen by the jury, in original language and tonality, among those not yet performed.

FINAL: competitor will perform TWO OPERA ARIAS chosen by the jury in original language and tonality.

Art.10 – Semifinalists by right: the competitors who have won the first three prizes of other International Singing Competitions are entitled to access the semifinal phase directly. Competitors who, having the requirements, intend to make use of this option must send a copy of the certified regulation (with the obligation of the term “International”) or a diploma of merit attesting the victory in the first 3 positions attached to the application form. The copy of the certificate presented by the competitor must be from this countersigned for authentication.

Art.11 – Competitors can require the pianist provided free by the organisation or they can bring their own pianist at their own expense.

Art.12 – Jury’s decisions are definitive and unappellable. 


Massimiliano Becco Gagliardo


Artist manager Athole Still Opera London

Manuela Formichella

Soprano and teacher at “G. Braga” Conservatory of Teramo

Artistic Director of Festival ArteinCanto

Andrea Pecchio

Planning Manager LA TOSCANINI / Assistant Artistic Director WEXFORD FESTIVAL OPERA

Giuliano Mazzoccante

Artistic Director of “Teatro Marrucino” Chieti

Christian Starinieri

Senior Manager DM Artist Management Agency

Casting Manager IME Productions

Art.13 – Photographic services, audio or video recordings will not entail rights to compensation for the participants

Art.14 – The municipality of Bellante and the association are not responsible for damages to people or things during the competition

Art.15 – the Artistic Direction and the Organization of the Competition reserve the right to make changes to these regulations should this prove necessary.

Art.16 – Pursuant to European Regulation 679/2016 regarding the protection of personal data, the Cultural Association Il Cantiere delle Arti informs that the data provided in the registration form will be stored and used exclusively by the same in order to send information relating to the Association that, pursuant to the aforementioned legislative decree, the data owner has the right to know, update, cancel and correct his data or oppose their use.


  ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE IL CANTIERE DELLE ARTI   Artistic secretariat +39. 333 9546655 (You can call between 06:00 p.m. – 07:00 p. m.) To book the proof on 27th July, send a Whatsapp message as indicated in Art.8 ***