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The German Conducting Award equally takes the genres of opera and concert into consideration in the repertoire and thus demands cross-genre skills from the candidates. 

Repertoire 1st Round (closed to public)

30th September, 2nd and 4th October 2023
12 candidates

Opera Repertoire (Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne, Ensemble and Internat. Opernstudio of the Oper Köln)

W. A. Mozart: Così fan tutte, sextet "Alla bella Despinetta"

W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni – 2nd Act, No. 19 sextet

Georges Bizet: Carmen, "Smuggler's Quintet"

Gioachino Rossini: The Barber of Seville - 2nd Act, Scene 11, No. 13 quintet "Don Basilio!... Buona Sera, Mio Signore"

Alban Berg: Lulu – "Lied der Lulu" (first line: "wenn sich die Menschen um meinetwillen umgebracht haben")

The conductor will have to prepare three œuvres. The choice must contain an œuvre by Mozart. However, the conductor may not choose two œuvres by Mozart.

Symphonic Repertoire (WDR Sinfonieorchester)

Group of œuvres No. 1:
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 92 G major Hob.I:92
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 C major KV 551 "Jupiter-Symphony"

Group of œuvres No. 2:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 E-flat major op. 55 "Eroica"
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 a minor op. 56 

Group of œuvres No. 3:
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 C major op. 61
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 F major op. 90

One œuvre must be prepared from each group of œuvres.