52nd International Vocal Competition - Opera | Oratorio
8 - 15 September 2018

Competition

Hannah Bradbury. Finale 49ste IVC 2012

Programme 2018

52nd International
Vocal Competition
’s-Hertogenbosch | Netherlands

Opera | Oratorio

8 – 15 September 2018 

  • Kiri Te Kanawa returns to 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Harmut Haenchen conducts the Finals including a performance by Lenneke Ruiten
  • A family programme with Francis van Broekhuizen and Edwin Rutten
  • For the first time you can choose your own favourite artist as a finalist 

For more than 60 years, 's-Hertogenbosch has hosted a leading international opera event: the IVC. More than 400 singers have applied hoping to become The Voice of Den Bosch. Singers between 18 and 32 will be judged by the world’s top professionals (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Dutch National Opera, Salzburger Festspiele and famous singers). And by our audience. This year, for the first time, you can choose your own favourite artist as a finalist. 

In addition to the competition, there will be masterclasses. About singing, presentation and auditioning. Sylvia Maessen will be working with candidates on her specially commissioned prize song and for the whole family there is a programme with The Carnival of the Animals: children performing in an ensemble and a singing workshop. 

The jury consists of the opera stars Dame Kiri Te kanawa (president), Dunja Vejzović, Robert Holl, Andrew Watts, Zizheng Yu, and Joel Ethan Fried (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam), Jesús Iglesias Noriega (Dutch National Opera), Eline de Kat (Opéra de Monte-Carlo), Nicholas Payne (Opera Europa) and Evamaria Wieser (Salzburger Festspiele, Opera Chicago). 

Competition Programme

First Round
Sat 8 Sept • 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch
Sun 9 Sept • 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch
Day ticket € 16 / € 3,50 (<18, CJP, student)
2-day ticket € 25 / € 5 (<18, CJP, student)

Semi-finals
Tue 11 Sept • 1 – 9 pm
Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch
Day ticket € 21 / € 3,50 (<18, CJP, student)

Grand Finale
With the South Netherlands Philharmonic
under conductor Hartmut Haenchen
 
and a performance by soprano Lenneke Ruiten
Sat 15 Sept • 7 pm 
Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch
Zone 1 € 40
Zone 2 € 32,50 / € 15 (<18, CJP, student)

 

Masterclasses & Family Concert

Workshop Sylvia Maessen
Composer of the IVC compulsory vocal piece Oh che tranquillo mar
With soprano Irene Maessen
Mon 10 Sept • 11 am 
Willem Twee Concertzaal ’s-Hertogenbosch
€ 6 / € 3,50 (<18, CJP, student)

Masterclass Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Wed 12 Sept • 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam – Kleine Zaal
Zone 1 € 27,50
Zone 2 € 24,50 / € 10 (<18, CJP, student)

Audition Masterclass
Roberta Alexander & Hein Mulders
Thu 13 Sept • 4 pm 
Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch
€ 6 / € 3,50 (<18, CJP, student)

Masterclass Dunja Vejzović & Andrew Watts
Fri 14 Sept • 1:30 pm
Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch
€ 11 / € 3,50 (<18, CJP, student)

Masterclass Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Fri 14 Sept • 7:30 pm
Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch
€ 21 / € 5 (<18, CJP, student)

Family concert
Children from the 'Academie Muzikaal Talent' 
by Erika Waardenburg perform
The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux
Conductor: Manuel Visser
Story and narrator: Edwin Rutten
Singing Workshop with soprano Francis van Broekhuizen
Sat 15 Sept • 11 am 
Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch
€ 7 / € 3,50 (<18, CJP, student)

 

Venues
Theater aan de Parade
Parade 23
5211 KL ’s-Hertogenbosch

Willem Twee Concertzaal
Prins Bernhardstraat 4-6
5211 HE ’s-Hertogenbosch

Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam 

Tickets to the 52nd IVC
Bosch Ticket
Parade 23, 5211 KL ’s-Hertogenbosch
Tel. +31 (0)73 680 9800
www.theateraandeparade.nl 

Tickets Masterclass Kiri Te Kanawa
12 September 2018
Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw
Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Tel.: +31 (0)20 671 83 45
www.concertgebouw.nl

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