The main award of the Klaudia Taev Competition is to get the chance to perform a major operatic role, which will be performed in the next PromFest in 2025.
The winner has the right to name any operatic role which he/she desires to perform and PromFest will award him/her the special scholarship for this to prepare that role. PromFest will make every effort to accommodate that wish by giving the opportunity to gain experience in professional theatre. If there is no winner, the artistic director of PromFest will select the production according to the role choices suitable for the next finalists by the position they have been placed in according to the same conditions mentioned above.
The Jury will grant the following scholarships:
Max 4500 € – First Position
Max 3400 € – Second Position
Max 2300 € – Third Position
Min 500 € – other finalists
The Jury will also award special awards (valuable gifts or scholarships):
– Best interpretation of Schubert’s Ave Maria
– Best interpretation of Estonian Art Song
– Best accompanist
The honourable 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.
Scholarships are sponsored by the Cultural Partnership Foundation.
The winner Jomante Šležaite (2013) holding her glass keepsake
The Jury reserves the right to divide positions of finalists, except for the First Position. In the case of dividing, the Jury will add the monetary value of scholarships together and reconsider the monetary amount of every position again.
The Jury reserves the right not to award a position (including First Position) if they feel that there is no finalist deserving it. In that case, the position may remain vacant. In case if there is no First position, then the Second position must be awarded.
In addition to being awarded scholarships, the 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.
Possible cooperation offers from European opera houses:
Estonian National Opera
Lithuanian National Opera
Kaunas Musical Theatre (Lithuania)
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Nationaltheater Mannheim (Germany)
Theater Erfurt (Germany)
Angers/Nantes Opera (France)
Rennes Opera (France)
Avignon Grand Opera (France)
Graz Opera (Austria)
Hungarian State Opera
Sofia Opera and Ballet (Bulgaria)
Stara Zagora Opera (Bulgaria)
Cluj-Napoca Romanian National Opera
New York City Opera