August 24-26, 2023


Opera Bass Soloist Vocal

Online registration and entry submission closes on the 20th of June


The Joniškis Cultural Center, together with the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, is organizing for the first time an international vocal soloist (bass) competition named after Vaclovas Daunoras in his native land, the Joniškis district.

Vaclovas Daunoras (1937–2020) is one of the best Lithuanian singers in the world. A charismatic bass born in Žagarė, he was a visionary who did not fit into the Lithuanian theater of that time.


August 23, 2023 – Participant arrival, registration, and rehearsals:

10:00am to 12:00pm – Arrival, registration, and scheduling of rehearsals

1:00pm to 8:00pm – Participant rehearsals with accompanists

August 24, 2023 – Semi-final round:

10:00am to 4:00pm – Participant rehearsals with accompanists

4:00pm to 6:00pm – Participant rehearsals with accompanists at the semi-final round location (Žagarė cultural center)

7:00pm – Semi-final round and announcement of competition finalists

August 25, 2023 – Preparation for the final round:

10:00am to 3:00pm – Competition finalist rehearsals with accompanists

3:00pm to 6:00pm – Competition finalist rehearsals with pianists at the final round location (Joniškis cultural center)

10:00am to 8:00pm – Vocal masterclass for the semi-finalists (not finalists) offered by the Competition organizers

August 26, 2023 – Final round:

10:00am to 2:00 pm – Competition finalist rehearsals with accompanists (piano or orchestra)

4:00pm – Final round

7:00pm – Announcement of the Competition winners followed by a press conference

9:00pm – Joint gala dinner for the finalists and members of the Jury

August 27, 2023 Vocal masterclass for the finalists



August 24

Žagarė cultural center

August 26

Joniškis cultural center