Short history of the International Competition City of Pisa - Tribute to Tita Ruffo

The competition had its first edition in November 2003; the chairman of the jury was Maestro Mauro Trombetta, former Artistic Director of the Verona Arena, the Bellini Theater in Catania and the Rome Opera House.

Special guest of the first edition of the Competition was the famous baritone Rolando Panerai.

During the editions that followed, other prestigious guests paid tribute to Titta Ruffo, participating in the final evening of the competition: among others the bass Paolo Washington and Maestro Bruno Rigacci.

 

The jury of the competition

Among the many members of the jury who have succeeded each other over the years, there are well-known names in the opera field: Renate Kupfer, Virginio Fedeli, Laura Niculescu, Mariano Horak, Susanna Rigacci, Markus Laska, Giovanni Bria, Macrì Simone, John Wregg... among the others.

Finalists and winners of the past editions of the International Competition City of Pisa - Tribute to Titta Ruffo have trod the biggest stages after their participation: for all Giorgio Berrugi and Alessandro Luongo.

 

The Jury of the 10th Edition of the Competition
 
The Jury of the tenth edition of the Competition is composed of:
  Plamen Kartalov, Bulgaria
President
Academician, Director and Artistic Director of the Sofia Opera and Ballet Theater - Bulgaria
 
  Petrut Constantinescu, Romania
Juror
Professor and Director of the "Ion Dumitrescu" Philarmonic - Râmnicu Vâlcea - Romania
 
  Wolfgang Hartl, Austria
Juror
Professor and Senior Advisor Medea Music Management - Wien
 
  Mihai Irimia, Romania
Juror
Tenor and Artistic Director of the Opera of Brasov - Romania
 
  Gianpaolo Mazzoli, Italy
Juror
Conductor e Director of ISSM "Luigi Boccherini" - Lucca - Italy
 
  Laura Niculescu, Romania
Juror
Soprano, Artistic Director of the L&N Promotion Company - Brasov - Romania
 
  Gianfranco Pappalardo, Italy
Juror
Pianist e Superintendent of the Mythos Opera Festival - Taormina - Italia
 
  Giovanni Pompeo, Italia
Juror
Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director of the LAMS - Matera - Italia
 
  Iosif Prunner, Romania
Juror
Pianist and Artistic Directorof the "George Enescu" Philarmonic - Bucharest - Romania
 
The awards of the 10th Edition of the Competition
 
    Vocal Symphonic Concerts in the 2021-2022 season of the "Ion Dumitrescu" Philharmonic of Râmnicu Vâlcea - Romania
 
    Recital and Vocal Symphonic Concert in the 2021-2022 season of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest - Romania
 
    Recital and Vocal Symphonic concert in Matera with the Orchestra of Basilicata
 
    Recital in Noto on December 6 and in New York on December 18 2021, as part of the Mythos Opera Festival
 
    Awards in auditions and roles in the theaters of Palermo, Sofia and Brasov
 
    A concert for the most deserving baritone in competition, with the orchestra of the "Luigi Boccherini" Institute of Lucca
 
    A scholarship for the youngest promising singer in the Verist repertoire
 
    Euro 500 prize for the best baritone in competition