Armel
Song
Competition

Application deadline:
22 May 2017

ARMEL SONG COMPETITION

Armel Opera Festival is proud to announce a brand new competition for performers to present the Hungarian version of the Armel Song (the official song of Armel Opera Festival).

The song is a duet, the two winners will be awarded a money prize of 1.000.000 HUF.

The female and male singer to become the official ’voices’ of the Armel Song will be selected by a music jury.

The winner will not necessarily be the best singer or the one who has the most exquisite vocal qualities. We are looking for performers who can grasp the essence of the song and present it in the most eloquent style and manner.

The Song incorporates classical, pop and rock elements, therefore we do not expect singers to hold solely to the traditions of either of these styles.  

We are looking for those who dare to trust their feelings regarding the piece and  find the most suitable, intuitive mode of presenting it.

There is no age limit, there are no professional requiments.

Applications are welcome from singers of any age, nationality and style.

In this competition Armel also presents an Audience Award. The votes of the public will be cast on our Facebook site.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 22 May 2017

Please send us your application until the 22nd May using the online form available on the right.

The jury will pre-select the best recordings. Based on the votes of the public both audience favourites will receive a prize of 200.000 HUF.

RESULTS: 18 June 2017

Whilst the public is voting for the Audience Award, our jurors select the two winners of the Jury Awards, who are both entitled to the prize money of 1.000.000 HUF each and will be commissioned to record the official Hungarian version of the Armel Song. Winners are also required to perform the Song on the 4th of July, live at the Gala of Armel Opera Festival (accompanied by a symphonic orchestra).

Winners will be announced on he 18th June.

JURY AWARDS:

BOTH WINNERS OF THE JURY AWARD FOR THE ARMEL SONG PERFORMERS’ COMPETITION WILL RECEIVE A MONEY PRIZE OF 1.000.000 HUF.

AUDIENCE AWARDS:

BOTH WINNERS OF THE AUDIENCE AWARD FOR THE ARMEL SONG PERFORMERS’ COMPETITION WILL RECEIVE A MONEY PRIZE OF 200.000 HUF.

JURY

Andrea Meláth – Ferenc Liszt Award winning opera singer, head of the Department of Vocal and Opera Studies at the Liszt FerencAcademy of Music, associate professor

Dusán Sztevanovity – lyricist

Gergely Vajda – artistic director of Armel Opera Festival, music director of the Huntsville Symphony (USA)

APPLICATION

1. Make your own recording of the song!
To do so, please download the applicable musical bases, the lyrics and the scores. In order to record the soprano, the tenor or both of them (as a duet) and  please use the ARMEL DAL_music file. You can also find the English version of the ARMEL SONG on the right. If you don’t have access to a studio to make the recording, feel free to contact our partner studio. (The charge of the recording / mixing is 8000 HUF per hour for the applicants of our competition.) For details regarding the recording or the studio call Áron Sebestyén, the professional consultant of the competition.

Tel.: +36 20 9770776

2. Please send your application form, a picture of yourself and your recording of the song in an mp3 format to: dalverseny@armel.hu
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

Looking for your application,
good luck!