(039) Mezzo-Soprano / Contralto / Counter-Tenor Solo 19 and under 25

Entry Deadline
 1 May 2020

Choose one song from Section A and one from Section B
Section A:
‘Frondi tenere’ / ‘Ombra mai fù’, (‘Cysgod mor fwyn’) Serse, Handel 45 arias, Volume II, Low [IMC 1696] Welsh words by Sian Meinir
‘Ah scostati!’ / ‘Samanie implaccabili’ (‘O cadw draw’ / ‘Nwydau anaele’n wir’), Così Fan Tutte, Mozart, Arias for Mezzo-Soprano [Schirmer GS8108] Welsh words by John Stoddart (Recitative) and Dyfnallt Morgan (Aria)
‘Voi che sapete’ (‘Pa beth yw cariad?’), Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart, Arias for Mezzo-Soprano [Schirmer GS8108] Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan

‘Eija, mater, fons amoris’ (‘Dristaf forwyn, ffynnon cariad’), Stabat Mater, Pergolesi Oratorio Anthology Alto/Mezzo-Soprano [Hal Leonard 0074059] Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan

Section B:
Welsh Solo
Any solo from ‘Y Rhosyn a’r Gwynt’, Eric Jones [Curiad 9043]

42. Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize – The Blue Riband
The adjudication panel will choose four competitors across the categories in competitions 38-41 to compete on the pavilion stage.
(a) Solo from Section A
(b) Own choice of a solo by a Welsh composer excluding the work of Eric Jones

Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize (Huw Rhys Evans) and £150 (Rhiannon Lewis, Cwmann)
National Welsh-American Foundation Prize. The winner will receive an additional prize from the National Welsh-American Foundation to enable him / her to visit North America to perform during the annual North American festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the final weekend of August / beginning of September 2021.
Violet Mary Lewis Scholarship worth £220, donated by her son, Dr Cyril David Jones, Michigan, USA, and her daughter, Phyllis Marie Jones-Gaide, Florida, USA, for the best soprano in competition 49 to receive further training.
David Lloyd and Jean Skidmore, Aberdovey Memorial Funds - £160 from the David Lloyd Memorial Prize Fund and £60 from the Jean Skidmore, Aberdovey, Memorial Fund, in memory of David Lloyd, for the best tenor in competition 51 to receive further training.

The following scholarship is to be used to promote the winner’s career. No-one may receive any scholarship more than once, but individuals can compete to win the prizes. See General Rules and Terms no. 21

William Park-Jones Scholarship worth £2,000 presented to the winner of the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize.
London Welsh Male Voice Choir Scholarship worth £500, presented to the winner of the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize.
William Park-Jones Scholarship worth £1,000 to the most promising soloist in competitions 38-41 to enable him / her to receive further training at a recognised music school or college or by a recognised vocal tutor.

  1. £100 (Evans Coaches, Tregaron)
  2. £60 (Evans Coaches, Tregaron)
  3. £40 (Evans Coaches, Tregaron)
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