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


Hannah Bradbury. Finale 49ste IVC 2012


The Competition will award the following prizes:

Prizes will be partially awarded after the Semi-Finals and partially after the Finals.

The Competition will award the following prizes after the Final:

Grand Prix City of ’s-Hertogenbosch € 7,500
Special award in the form of a medal and the above mentioned amount that will go to the winner of either the Opera or the Oratorio Prize. 

Opera Prize € 7,500   
The winner must have sung at least 4 opera arias during the Competition. 

Toonkunst Oratorio Prize € 7,500
The winner must have sung at least 4 oratorio arias during the Competition.

Wagner Prize of the Netherlands € 5,000
The Wagnergenootschap Nederland has consciously chosen to create a prize that will continue the education and further professional development of the winner. This amount can also be used to cover the costs of participation in masterclasses given by a Wagner specialist. 

Young Talent prize of the Province of North Brabant € 3,500
The Young Talent Prize of the Province of North Brabant is awarded to a singer under the age of 25. The winner will be determined in the Semi-finals. 

Dioraphte Award € 3,000
The Dioraphte Award will be given to the participant who best performs the compulsory piece by Sylvia Maessen. 

Audience Prize € 1,500
The Audience Prize will be chosen by the members of the audience during the Finals. 

Netherlands Opera Prize € 2,500
For best Dutch candidate. The award is made available by www.operanederland.nl. The winner will be determined during the Semi-finals.

The following prizes will be awarded after the Semi-Finals

Prize Association Friends of the IVC € 1,500 

Press Prize € 1,000
Awarded by the press jury

Junior Jury Prize € 500
This Junior Jury Prize will be awarded by students in voice and music theatre. 

Various Laureates' Concerts and Engagements 
Various concerts and engagements are offered by artistic directors and opera houses attending the competition if a role is available and appropriate quality is given.

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