The notes I handle no better than many pianists.
but the pauses between the notes -
ah, that is where the art resides!

A. Schnabel










La Quinzaine Musicale du Brabant Wallon

XIII° Concours Lyrique International "Bell'Arte"
Discovering New Talents
March-April, 2022

Braine l'Alleud, Belgium



Program (can not exceed 15 min per round- 10 min for the Non-Professionals)

  • For Eliminatory round: FREE program of Arias and Art songs.


  • For Semi-final and Final Round:

    Category "Non Professional":

    1 Oratorio and 1 Opera Aria, or 2 Opera Arias

    1 Art Song*


    Category "Young Singers":

    1 Oratorio and 1 Opera Aria or 2 Opera Arias, in 2 different languages and by 2 different composers

    2 Art Songs* in 2 different languages and by 2 different composers


    Category "Professional":

    4 Opera Arias or 1 Oratorio and 3 Opera Arias in 2 different languages and by 2 different composers

    2 Art Songs* in 2 different languages and by 2 different composers

    Minimum 3 different languages in total.



    All works must be performed by memory and in the original language. Score can be used for the Oratorio.
    Tone transpositions are not allowed for the Opera Aria


    * Definition of Art Song: Lied, mélodie or classical art song by a serious composer (17th-21st century).
    It excludes folklore, popular or variety music.



Lee Yun Hee - Li Hong Yan - Lim Bong Suk. Winners of the competition 2009




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Kindly supported by

The town of Braine l'Alleud
& Cultural Department