Competition journal

Competition journal

The first Prize of the Ancient & Baroque Repertoire section of the Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition flies to United States

The first of the two sections of Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition, the one dedicated to Ancient & Baroque Repertoire ended yesterday: all winners are 28 years old.

The American countertenor Eric Jurenas was awarded the first prize, the very rewarding trophy handmade by the historic jewelry store Arzilli. He enchanted the audience first performing a piece by Purcell and then “Cara sposa”, the famous aria from Händel’s Rinaldo.
Besides the Prize granted by Their Excellencies the Captains Regent of the Republic of San Marino, the talented winner will be awarded 5,000 euro and a contract in Versailles offered by the President of the International Jury, Laurent Brunner.
Third prize to the Swedish Italian countertenor Rodrigo Sosa Dal Pozzo. The second prize has not been awarded due to the difference among the scores.
The audience prize offered by the San Marino Clubs Lions and Rotary goes to Benevento: Davide
Giangregorio
seduced the audience thanks to the performance of the aria from Orlando accompanied by Dolce Concento Ensemble directed skillfully by Nicola Valentini. Enchanted by the gestures and by the music that for two hours and more sounded at Kursaal, the audience gave a long round of applause to the young conductor, to the harpsichordist Filippo Pantieri and to all musicians.

Following the excursus between 17th and 18th century, Sergio Barducci interviewed the over 50-year career Sanmarinese musician Italo Capicchioni who received the acknowledgment of Renata Tebaldi Foundation honorary member and received the embrace of the audience and of the entire Republic

Special thanks to Their Excellencies the Captains Regent sitting in the audience and to all institutions and Sanmarinese sponsors that supported the event, “the unique until now gaining the acknowledgment of being an event of national relevance” as President Simetovic recalled in the final greeting at the Winners’ concert of the Opera section taking place tonight.