Voice / 1st stage

Sala Koncertowa | Akademia Muzyczna im. K. Szymanowskiego w Katowicach

10:00-10:20 - Barbara Skora

Gioacchino Rossini - "Cruda sorte"- aria Isabeli z opery "L'italiana in Algeri" 

Witold Lutosławski – Dzwony cerkiewne from cycle Five songs to words by Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna 

Witold Lutosławski – Wiatr from cycle Five songs to words by Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna  

Gustav Mahler - Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht 

Karol Szymanowski – Allah, Allah, Akbar from cycle  Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin op. 42

10:20-10:40 - Anna Thun

Gioacchino Rossini – Aria Per lui che adoro from cycle L'italiana in Algeri   

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Malagena from cycle Two songs of Lorca op. 42  

Richard Strauss – Befreit from cycle 5 Lieder op. 39  

Karol Szymanowski – Święty Boże from cycle Three fragments from Poems by Jan Kasprowicz op. 5 

10:40-11:00 - David Roy

Gaetano Donizetti – Enrico’s aria Asthon'a Cruda, funesta smania...La pietade in suo favore from opera Lucia di Lammermoor   

Witold Lutosławski – Tarantella for baritone and piano  

Gustav Mahler – Ging heut’ Morgen über’s Feld   

Karol Szymanowski – The Swan op. 7

11:00-11:20 - Johanna Will

Gaetano Donizetti - Al dolce guidami (Anna Bolena) 

Witold Lutosławski - Lawina to words S. Puszkin, tłum. J. Tuwim 

Richard Strauss - Befreit 

Karol Szymanowski - Gentle lady

11:20-11:40 - Aleksandra Wittchen

Gaetano Donizetti – Leonora’s recitative and aria Fia dunque vero... O mio Fernando from opera La Favorita   

Witold Lutosławski – Zima from cycle Five songs to words by Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna 

Witold Lutosławski – Dzwony cerkiewne from cycle Five songs to words by Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna  
Henri Duparc – Au pays où se fait la guerre   

Franz Liszt – Der du von dem Himmel bist S. 279   

Karol Szymanowski – Daleko został cały świat from cycle Six Songs to Poem by Kazimierz Tetmajer op. 2


12:00-12:20 - Yilin Zhang

Vincenzo Bellini – Aria Eccomi in lieta vesta from opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi   

Witold Lutosławski – Lacrimosa   

Franz Liszt – Comment disaient ils S. 27   

Karol Szymanowski – Słowik from cycle Songs of a Fairy-Tale Princess op. 31 

12:20-12:40 - Jan Żądło

Gioacchino Rossini -La Cenerentola - "Come un' ape ne' giorni d'aprile" Dandini 

Witold Lutosławski - Tarantella for baritone and piano words Hilaire Belloc 

Franz Schubert - Auf der Bruck 

Karol Szymanowski - Daleko został cały świat 

12:40-13:00 - Alexandra Nowakowski

Vincenzo Bellini – Aria Qui la voce from opera I Puritani   

Witold Lutosławski – La sauterelle from cycle Chantefleurs et Chantefables   

Antonín Dvorak – Kdyz mne stara matka   

Karol Szymanowski – U jeziorecka from cycle The Kurpie Songs op. 58

13:00-13:20 - Paweł Trojak

Vincenzo Bellini – Aria Riccardo Or dove fuggo io mai...Ah per sempre... from opera Purytanie   

Witold Lutosławski – Tarantella for baritone and piano  

Richard Strauss – Ich liebe dich op. 37 nr 2  

Karol Szymanowski – The Swan op. 7

The human soul expresses itself most directly through singing. While singing Szymanowski, one may touch upon the mysticism of the East, get lost in the mist of Młoda Polska poetry, stand against the spiritual titans of Modernism, wander among the rhymes of Tuwim’s Słopiewnie, as well as lose oneself in King Roger’s dilemmas and Roxanne’s sensual charm.  

Karol Szymanowski’s sister, Stanisława, was a singer herself. It is singing that his music breathes with. We seek singers who will find a common breath with Karol Szymanowski. 

In the 1st stage, we will hear vocalists from 9 countries. Which one of them will win? We will find out soon!

Admission to the competition auditions is free. Auditions are held from 10:00-13:40 at the Concert Hall at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

Online booking via the link below is mandatory:


Reservation of entrance tickets will be conducted until the pool of available places is exhausted. Confirmation of the allocation of tickets will be sent to the e-mail address indicated in the reservation process. Tickets will be available for pickup on the day of the event at the place indicated in the e-mail.

Please arrive in advance, in order to take seats in the hall, to ensure uninterrupted auditions.

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