We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd International Antonina Campi Vocal Competition, which will be held at the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin between 3 and 8 March 2019.
The Competition is a great opportunity to remind Poland and the world of amazing artist Antonina Campi, née Miklaszewicz.
She was born on 10 December 1773 in Lublin – the city which discovered her talent: her first public performance took place in Lublin in 1785. She studied with many brilliant educators, including Pietro Persechini in the royal academy of music. After a few years in Warsaw, in 1791, Antonina Campi performed as a guest in Leipzig and in Prague, where she embarked on her world career.
Ten years later Antonina Campi moved to Vienna, where she had engaged as a prima donna of Theater an der Wien. She also performed in the imperial opera, and, in 1818, she received the title Kammersängerin for her exceptional artistic achievements. In 1817 and 1820, Campi went on a tour across Europe, during which she sang also in Cracow, Lviv, Warsaw, Wrocław and e.g. in. Berlin, Stuttgart and Munich.
She played an important role in the history of the Polish national opera at the turn of the 18th and 19th century.
For detailed information about the event, please see COMPETITION 2019: http://www.antonina.campi.spotkaniakultur.com/en/2019-about-the-competition/