The International Opera contest Vincenzo Bellini started in 1965 as a piano competition dedicated to a young pianist of Caltanissetta “Marisa Cancelliere” first and then to the sicilian musician “Salvatore Allegra”.

Since 1979 the competition is named after composer Vincenzo Bellini and has also a singing contest.

Winners will be awarded of a Diploma, medal and concert, as well as cash prizes.

Special MARIA CALLAS award for best performers of 800 repertoir.

Special jury prize Galliano Masini

Baritone Special Prize “PAUL SILVERI” .