International BelCanto Prize 2024

The International Belcanto Prize Bad Wildbad is an important part of the festival's work. It has been awarded since 1998.

The prize went to singers such as Agata Bienkowska, Pavol Brslik, Olga Peretyatko, Serena Malfi, Diana Haller, Sofia Mchedlishvili, Sara Blanch, Serena Saenz, and others. In 2017 Vera Talerko (soprano) Lithuania and Patrick Kabongo Mubenga (tenor) France were awarded ex aequo. In 2018, Eleonora Bellocci (soprano), Italy won, in 2019 César Cortes (tenor), Colombia. In 2021 Mara Gaudenzi (Italy), 2022 Jusung Park (Bassbaritone), South Corea and Iida Antola (Soprano) were awarded. 2023 ex aequo Francesco. Bossi and Camilla Carol Farias (both Italy) received the prize.

The International Belcanto Prize 2024 includes a role offer for one of the following festivals as well as a recognition prize of 1000 Euro donated by the Swiss Foundation Classic Pro bono. Participation in the concerts on July 21 and 27, 2024, among others, is obligatory for active participants of the courses and applicants for the prize.

The prize is aimed at female singers up to the age of 32 and male singers up to the age of 35.* Two arias by Rossini or his contemporaries or Mozart are obligatory. An aria must be sung in Italian and an Italian recitative must be prepared.

Participation is achieved through auditions for the BelCanto Academy, through auditions during the festival period or, after an invitation, through participation in the Rossini & Co concerts of the festival. Please sign in. Registrations with CV, links to recordings can be emailed directly to akademierossini@gmail.com. A registration fee of 50 euros will be charged.

Please contact akademierossini@gmail.com with Re:ABC/BelCantoPrize for price questions.


All decisions of the academy management/the jury of the Belcanto Prize are final. No legal recourse is allowed.