The three finals teams stage their conceptions of the first act of the opera „Don Pasquale“ by Gaetano Donizetti at Schauspielhaus Graz.
The teams are allotted teams of singers. Due to the scenic orientation of the competition, the musical accompaniment is formed by the piano. Rehearsals of the directors with these musicians last for several days, while a month before the set designers are able to follow the realisations of their conceptions by the workshops of Theatre Services Graz. On 25 and 26 June, the finals teams show the results of their work to the juries and a public audience at Schauspielhaus Graz.
The finals teams 2017 are:
Barbora Horáková Joly (CZ) / Cornelia Schmidt (D)
Sergei Morozov (RUS) / Aleksandra Alekseeva (RUS)
Valentin Schwarz (A) / Andrea Cozzi (I)