International Singing Competition "Ljuba Welitsch" in KLIMT VILLA - VIENNA (1130 Vienna, Feldmühlgasse 14)

Opening of the competition 10/07/2014The competition: 11.07. - 12/07/2014Completion of the competition: 07/13/2014

The contest is initiated and funded by the bilingual newspaper "Wien heute - Vienna today" and organized by BG Museum as a joint project. 






1. Prize € 1500, - diploma and a statuette by sculptor Mariana Kusheva

2. Prize € 1000, - diploma

3. Prize € 600,- diploma 

Antonio Carangelo special prize for the best interpretation of an aria or song in its original version and in Italian.

Award for Young talented soprano from the youngest category participants:€ 300,-

Special Prize of theSponsors & Supporters: € 500,-

Each participant in the competition will receive a certificate and a picture"Ljuba Welitsch" by the artist Miroslav Monovski.

Each participant in the competition will receive the the book "The Great Ljuba Welitsch" autographed by the author Vesela Damian, the only niece of the opera diva.






  • 1 aria from opera by W. A. Mozart

  • 1 song by W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven or Fr. Schubert


  • 1 song by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, R. Strauss and Mahler

  • 1 aria from the Italian opera pertoire

  • 1 aria from opera by W. A. Mozart (not equal to the I. ROUND aria) OR 1 operetta aria





Regulation of the International Singing Competition "Luba Welitsch" - Vienna, 2014

  • The competition is open to opera singers of all nations, the music academies, conservatories or comparable institutions are studying or have studied. Even private students with appropriate qualifications are welcome.

  • The female participants must not be older than 32 years (born 1982), and the male participants - not older than 34 (born 1980).

  • Deadline for registration: June 25, 2014. Registration form. Please print, sign and send it back to the following e-mail:

  • The jury is entitled to reject the application without announcing any reasons.

  • Assessment factors are:- Voice quality- Technical ability (sound pick-up, rhythm, tempo, melody, harmony, intonation, dynamics).- Musicality (rhythm, phrasing, expression)- Interpretation (knowledge of style, text reference, phrasing, charisma of the performers, originality and creativity).

  • Participation fee: 70 / €. The registration fee is not refundable.

  • Competition will take held four days :    Opening: 10.07.2014The competition: 11.07 - 12.07.2014Completion of the contest 13:05.2014

  • Each participant has to identify himself with an official document (identity card , passport). Participants who can not prove their identity will not be allowed to participate.

  • The audition official hours : 10:00 - 14:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 o'clock.

  • The singers are welcome to bring their own accompanists.

  • An official accompanist can be provided for a fee ( € 50.00 ).

  • The competition participants should submit a video clip before competition.

  • All travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the participant.

  •  The singing competition is held every two years in Vienna.