54th International Vocal Competition, Opera – Oratorio, 28 Nov – 6 Dec 2020 in s’-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands


54th International Vocal Competition, Opera – Oratorio, 28 Nov – 6 Dec 2020 in s’-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

 as well as artistic leaders Hein Mulders (Intendant Essen), Damia Carbonell  Rosemary Joshua (Dutch National Opera), and stage director Vincent Boussard. Jury President is Pål Christian Moe.

The IVC offers young and talented singers the chance to perform for an international jury, casting directors, concert managements, impresarios, the media and public.
The Competition includes master classes, feedback from jury members, travel refund for semi-finalists and accommodation at host families, ingredients that make up this unique and internationally renowned event. 
Special prizes for performance of repertoire by Richard Wagner and for young talent under the age of 25. This year’s prize money amounts to more than € 40,000.

The compulsory piece is written by Dutch composer Bart Visman
Final with the South Netherlands Philharmonic, under the baton of maestro Hartmut Haenchen.

The IVC is open to singers of all nationalities.

Age limit
Singers born on 7 December 1987 or later
Participants can not be younger than 18 years

Candidates can apply for several live Preliminary Selections or submit their application via YouTube.

Preliminary Selections
11 February 2020 Łódź
23 & 24 April 2020 Beijing
16 & 17 May 2020 ’s-Hertogenbosch
5 June 2020 Luxembourg
August/September 2020 tbd Amsterdam

Candidates resident outside the Netherlands and Belgium may also submit their application for the Preliminary Selections by YouTube (application deadline 12 August 2020).

Entry fee
Preliminary Selections € 40

Participants may bring their own accompanist. If this is not possible, a pianist can be arranged by the IVC for an additional fee of € 30

Competition proper € 140
Including host family accommodation

The International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch is an open community and provides a platform for talented young singers at the start of their careers where they can be heard by possible employers — intendants, agents, artistic directors of festivals and orchestras – and the audience. The IVC also functions as a resource centre for young singers, giving advice on problems that they may encounter as well as career counselling.

The Competition provides opportunities for young professional singers and stands by its Triple-D status: Discovery, Development and Delivery. The IVC supplies the voices of the future: it provides the bottom rung of the ladder that can lead them to concert halls, opera houses and song recitals at both national and international level

see more at:  https://www.ivc.nu/en