Life is one
grand, sweet song;
so start the music.

R. Reagan










Festival Lyrique International du Brabant Wallon

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

Braine l'Alleud, Belgium



The Competition Rounds


For all the categories, 2 rounds will take place.
The program of each round may not exceed 15 minutes.
The award winners will be selected through two days (max 3) of live auditions.
The order of the first round will be known on April 9, at 1 pm, after the draw of lots.
All the participants must be present on that moment.

Possibility to rehearse with the pianist that same day.

The contestant may either perform with the pianist provided by the organization (cost: 20 €) or bring his/her own pianist (at the contestant's expenses).
In the latter case, the pianist has to complete his personal data's and sign the application form too.


Attention: During the competitions, contestants must arrive at least 45 minutes before their performance.
  • The eliminatory round will take place on April 10:
    - Professional: The candidate chooses at the application 1 aria and 1 oratorio, or 2 arias, + 1 art song.
    - For Non Professionals and Young Singers: The candidate selects 1 aria or Oratorio and 1 art song.

    Additional condition for Young Singers and Professionals: 1st round: 2 different languages and 2 different periods.

  • - The final round will take place on April 11: the program includes the pieces from the proposed program except those performed during the eliminatory round.
    - Non professionals: 2 works (1 repeated from 1st round)
    - Young Singers: 2 works
    - Professionals: 3 works

  • The winner of each category will be announced after the final round. The proclamation will be followed by a short performance of each winner.

    The competition will take place at the Académie de Musique de Braine l'Alleud, rue du Château, 49, 1420 Braine l'Alleud.
The voice competition committee is allowed to modify organization elements if the circumstances require it as well as to decide about an eventual cancellation of the competition.

All rounds of the competition may be recorded and videotaped for subsequent broadcast, video and audio recording use.
The applicants hereby grant the organizers the right to make use of their names, photography, voice and biographical materials as well as audio, video and DVD recordings on TV, radio and internet for promotional and commercial release.




The Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony will take place on April 11, after the jury's deliberation.

The Winners' presence is obligatory to receive the Award of the competition.

They will participate to a short performance right after the announcement of the results.








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Kindly supported by

The town of Braine l'Alleud
Cultural Department