The main prize of the Klaudia Taev Competition is the proposal to perform a major operatic role, which is selected at the request of the winner of the competition and will be performed in the next PromFest in 2023.
The winner has the right to name any role which he/she desires to perform. PromFest will make every effort to accommodate the prize winner’s wish. In case if there is no winner, then the production will be chosen by the artistic director of PromFest according to role options suitable for the second prize winner(s).
The Jury will grant also the following monetary awards:
€ 4500 – First Prize
€ 3400 – Second Prize
€ 2300 – Third Prize
€ 500 – Finalist
The Jury will also award special prizes (monetary or valuable gifts):
– Best interpretation of Schubert’s Ave Maria
– Best interpretation of Estonian Art Song
– Best accompanist
The honorable title – The Audience’s Favorite – will be given to a singer chosen from the finalists by audience voting.
Each finalist will get a precious butterfly motif glass keepsake designed by Estonian glass artist Kairi Orgusaar.
The winner Jomante Šležaite (2013) holding her glass keepsake
The Jury reserves the right to divide prizes, except for the First Prize. In the case of dividing, the Jury will add the monetary value of prizes together and reconsider the amount of every award.
The Jury reserves the right not to award a prize (including First Prize) if they feel that there is no finalist deserving it. In that case, the place may remain vacant. In case if there is no First prize, then the Second prize must be awarded.
In addition to monetary awards, the prize winners of the Competition will be considered for engagements to the PromFest’s opera production produced in 2022-2023 and to opera houses or opera studios in Europe.
Engagements are donated by:
Estonian National Opera
Tartu Musical Theatre Vanemuine (Estonia)
Lithuanian National Opera
Kaunas Musical Theatre (Lithuania)
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Nuremberg Staatstheater (Germany)
Nationaltheater Mannheim (Germany)
Theater Erfurt (Germany)
Angers/Nantes Opera (France)
Rennes Opera (France)
Rouen Opera (France)
Luzerner Theater (Switzerland)
Bergen Opera (Norway)
Hungarian State Opera
Sofia Opera and Ballet (Bulgaria)
Cluj-Napoca Romanian National Opera
Belarus Bolshoi Opera and Ballet