A resounding success that Lausanne’s University of Music (HEMU) hopes to meet with again this year in 2019. This lyric song competition continues in memory of Claire and Willy Kattenburg, who were great friends of the arts and music lovers, and supports the HEMU’s talents and alumni. Conducted by American John Fiore, the HEMU orchestra will again accompany the finalists, who will have 20 minutes to convince the jury and audience with two opera arias from different periods. The winner of this second edition will be made known on the same evening, after over a month of intense emotion experienced by the candidates; the public will have the opportunity to discover the participants at the semi-final on the 27th and 28th of September, 2019 at the BCV Concert Hall (Flon).
Concert not included in season tickets, ticket office opens June 3, 2019 at 13h00
At the end of the Kattenburg Competition final, organised for the first time on October 5, 2017 at the Opéra de Lausanne, the Swiss mezzo-soprano Marina Viotti, holder of a Master of Arts degree in solo music performance from the HEMU, was awarded 1st prize. The 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to the Belgian-Indian soprano Turiya Haudenhuyse and to the French soprano Laurène Paternò.