51st International Vocal Competition - Opera | Oratorio
9 - 16 September 2017

Application form

Hannah Bradbury. Finale 49ste IVC 2012

Application form - OPERA | ORATORIO

Preliminary Rounds 52nd IVC 2018

52nd International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch

Preliminary Rounds in Luxembourg
Ecole de Musique et Salle de Concert du Centre ARCA, Bertrange, Luxembourg

  • Thursday, 2nd November 2017 | 14h00 - 21h00
  • Friday, 3rd November 2017 | 14h00 - 21h00 (optional date, if maximum enrolment has been reached on 2nd November)

Online applications open: 15 April 2017
Deadline for application: 1 October 2017

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. 

Age limit 52nd IVC - Opera | Oratorio
Female singers: born in 1988 or later
Male singers: born in 1986 or later
Participants are not younger than 18 years

Repertoire Preliminary Rounds 52nd IVC - Opera | Oratorio

The participant's chosen repertoire must include music from different periods and styles.

  • Style period I: until 1810
  • Style period II: 1810 - 1919
  • Style period III: 1920 to the present day

The repertoire list for the Preliminary Rounds must comprise of two arias from two different stylistic periods (as described above) in two different languages.

All pieces must be performed from memory and in the original language and key.
Sheet music is, however, permitted for the performance of oratorio.
Oratorio repertoire includes solo arias from masses, prayers, motets, sacred and secular oratorio, sacred and secular cantatas.

NB: All operas by Giacomo Puccini count towards the second period. The operas Salome, Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Capriccio, Arabella, Daphne, Intermezzo and 4 Letzte Lieder by Richard Strauss count towards the third period. 

Application fee Preliminary Rounds
€ 35 (Opera | Oratorio category)

Accompaniment in the Preliminary Rounds 
Participants in the Opera | Oratorio category may bring their own accompanist.
If this is not possible, a pianist is provided by the IVC for an additional fee of € 25

Application fee should be sent by bank transfer before 1 October 2017. 

Singers participating in the NeiStëmmen Masterclasses 28 October – 4 November 2017 are exempt from paying the entry fee for the IVC Preliminary Selections in Luxembourg. 

Application fee should be sent by bank transfer to:
Stichting ’s-Hertogenbosch Muziekstad with the mention ‘Prelims Luxembourg + candidate’s name’.
Account number:
IBAN: NL18FVLB0225200228
Bank: 'Van Lanschot Bankiers'
Address: Hooge Steenweg 29, 5211 JN ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

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If the online form was submitted successfully, you will receive an on-screen confirmation. Furthermore, the submitted entry form is automatically sent to your email address. 


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