Biennale College - Music 2018
The project for the Biennale College – Music 2018 intends to promote and support the production of a maximum of 4 “low budget” chamber musical theatre operas on a comical, surreal, fantastic and/or playful theme, lasting no longer than 15/20 minutes each, to be presented by the Biennale di Venezia and released in suitable formats, as well as online.
The selection is open, internationally, to teams consisting of a composer and a librettist, aged 35 and under.
The composers need not necessarily be at their debut work and must apply in association with librettists for a musical theatre project composed for the following instruments: flute (any one of the series), clarinet, trumpet, French horn, 2 violins, cello, percussions (1 performer), piano or MIDI keyboard (not live electronics), plus a conductor.
The vocalists must number no more than 4 chosen among the following voice types: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass.
The application must be submitted exclusively as a team (composer and librettist). No substitutions will be allowed within the selected teams.
The singers will be selected after auditions that will be held in Venice during the month of April 2018, and which the components of the team are obligated to attend.
The selected teams will be assisted through each phase in the development of the project, by a director selected by the Director of the Theatre Department of the Biennale di Venezia, Antonio Latella.