Presenting participants, edition of '21: "Young Artists".
Presenting participants, edition of '21: the "Surprising"
Presenting participants, edition of '21:
Presenting participants, edition of '21:
First Edition: the Jury
Maria Rosa Carminatti
President of the Jury,
Director of Festival
"Voix des Merveilles",
A legendary soprano, she performs the main roles of her repertoire on the most renowned stages.
An honorary medalist, she will shine a light on each of the major works alongside Monserrat Caballié, Viorica Cortèz, José Van Dam and José Carreras. Maria Rosa is founder and current director of the Roya Valley festival, "Voices of Wonders".
Jean Paul Grisoni
Opéra de Paris,
Lyric artist, holder of a gold medal in lyric and dramatic art, winner of the international singing competition "Elia Thezan", he performed the roles of Marcello (La Bohème), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutti), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Barttolo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dulcamara (L'elisire d'Amore) and Escamillo (Carmen).
Jean-Paul now teaches vocal technique with the Paris Opera, at "Académie Bastille".
Mezzo-soprano from Finland, Rita Ahonen joined the Basel Theatre in 2000, where she remained until 2016. She has been invited to the Bern Theatre, the "Royal Opera" Stockholm and the "Savonlinna Opera Festival". A vocal pedagogue, she works as a voice teacher at the "Theatre Academy" in Helsinki and at the opera studio "Operavenir" at the "Theatre Basel".
Rita Ahonen is agent for lyric artists with Stretta Agency.
Founder of the competition,
Russia, France, Corsica.
Born in St. Petersburg, she graduated from the City Conservatory and the Rimsky Korsakov Academy. Medalist of Arts and Culture, winner of many international competitions - including "Voices of Russia" by Dmitry Hvorostovsky - guest soloist of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, she performed the main roles of Rossini operas in Germany, Italy, France and Russia.
Katerina is founder and Artistic Director of opera singing competition "Corsica Lirica".
Born in Bari, graduated in singing at the Conservatory of the city, she specializes in Baroque singing. Debutante at the Geneva Chamber Opera, Marguerita was guest of the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa, the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza, the Tokyo Concert Hall and the Krakow Opera Rara Festival. Her career took her back to the Petruzzelli Theatre in Bari, then to the Olympic Weeks Festival in Vicenza and the Rome Opera. She currently is director of the cultural programming of Palazzo Pesce, Mola di Bari region, Italy.
Become a Sponsor or Donator:
What would become our daily life without arts or culture?
Times we are going through, raise the question about multidisciplinary artists having to face unknown nothingness.
Fortunately some institutions maintain their commitments.
However, it is the call for private donations - more necessary than ever - that will make new projects happen.
Contributing financially with the arts is becoming a most wonderful and rewarding step than ever before.
Joining us in the realization of "CORSICA LIRICA" will position Corsica on the world map of the lyrical world.
It will also make possible to promote new talents among young artists and actively participate in the island's cultural influence, by promoting international artistic exchanges: building cultural bridges above seas and borders.
Today, our choice to partner with world-renowned organizations is part of this dynamic to help launch and support artists' careers and to discover a little-known aspect of Corsican culture.
Your support is one of the components of the success of artistic and professional projects.
Talent and creativity would be nothing without our support and help to make them visible to as many people as possible.
Cultural patronage, while an important element of corporate strategies, also makes sense at the individual level.
In addition to being an investment with meaning and future for the arts and culture, this investment allows advantageous tax deductions for companies deciding to commit.
For more information:
Partners and Sponsors
City of Ghisonaccia
MARINA D'ORU Resort
The four stars resort partner in Ghisonaccia
Marina d'Oru is welcoming CORSICA LIRICA candidates since its debut.
Our partner, located on the breathtaking smooth-sand beach, hosts visitors in comfortable mini-villas organized around a heated swiming pool and other amenities.
International Vocal Competition of The Elena Obraztsova Foundation, «José Carreras Grand Prix», Moscow
Leading global platform
Stretta Artists Management,
Les Vins Casanova,
The organization of "Corsica Lirica" Singing Competition is collaborating with Operabase, the largest global operatic database.In a bid to support participating artists, all laureates will receive a complementary "Pro Artist" annual subscription.Also, Operabase will be offering a 25% discount on "Pro Artist" annual subscription* to all artists reaching the semi-final round.*non cumulative, for yearly subscriptions only