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

A. Schnabel










Festival Lyrique International du Brabant Wallon

XII° Concours Lyrique International "Bell'Arte"
Discovering New Talents
April 9-11, 2020

Braine l'Alleud, Belgium



Programme (can not exceed 15 min per round)

  • Category "Non Professional":
    1 Oratorio and 1 Opera Aria, or 2 Opera Arias
    1 Lied or Art Song*

  • Category "Young Singers":
    1 Oratorio and 1 Opera Aria or 2 Opera Arias
    2 Art Songs* in 2 different languages and of 2 different periods

  • Category "Professional":
    4 Opera Arias or 1 Oratorio and 3 Opera Arias in 2 different languages and of 2 different periods
    2 Art Songs* in 2 different languages and of 2 different periods
    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