52nd International Vocal Competition - Opera | Oratorio
7 - 15 September 2018


Hannah Bradbury. Finale 49ste IVC 2012


52nd International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch 
7 – 15 September 2018
’s-Hertogenbosch | Netherlands

All applications will be assessed by the management of the IVC and its Artistic Commission. Its decisions are final. Correspondence over its decisions is not possible.

Applications will be dealt with in the order that they are received. There is a maximum number of audition places available; later candidates may be placed on a waiting list if this number is exceeded. Preferably, the application form should be sent to us via this website. The application form must also include:

  • A clear and legible copy of a valid proof of identity such as a passport or a driving licence.
  • A portrait photo, free of copyright and at least 10 x 15cm.
  • A biography of no more than 200 words, preferably in English, describing the candidate’s training, diplomas, prizes, recitals, concerts and / or operatic experience.

An audition spot will only be allotted when all necessary information and documents have been delivered and approved.

52nd IVC 2018 - Opera | Oratorio

Preliminary Rounds Łódź
5 & 6 February 2018
Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland
Application deadline 20 January 2018

Preliminary Rounds Amsterdam
17 & 18 February 2018
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Netherlands
Application deadline 24 January 2018

Preliminary Rounds Ningbo, China
14 & 15 April 2018
Ningbo University, China
Application deadline 20 March 2018

Preliminary Rounds | 's-Hertogenbosch
25 & 26 May 2018
Theater aan de Parade 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Application deadline 25 April 2018

Preliminary Rounds | Sulmona
23 June 2018
Teatro Maria Caniglia, Sulmona, Italy
Application deadline 1 June 2018

Preliminary Rounds via YouTube or DVD recording
Application deadline 17 April 2018
Singers who reside in the Netherlands or in Belgium cannot participate in the Youtube preliminary rounds, unless the Direction of the IVC indicates otherwise.

The management of the IVC and its Artistic Commission will decide whether prize-winners from other competitions may be admitted directly to the First Round.

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