55th International Vocal Competition
Opera | Oratorio
24 June - 2 July 2022
's-Hertogenbosch | Eindhoven
The International Vocal Competition (IVC) will organize the 55th edition of the competition in 2022, in which Opera and Oratorio are central. International singers compete for various prizes in June and July, including the main prize: the Grand Prix, the Opera Prize, the Toonkunst Oratorio Prize and the Dutch Wagner Prize. Singers who wish to register for the competition must participate in the preliminaries via YouTube or via live auditions on location. Registrations are open and go through the IVC website. For the general public the competition starts June 24 to July 2, 2022 in 's-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
The Opera | Oratorio competition alternates annually with the LiedDuo competition of the International Vocal Competition. The last edition of the Opera | Oratorio competition took place in 2018. Canadian tenor Josh Lovell won this edition. He also won the Opera Prize. The Toonkunst Oratorio Prize was won by Rosina Fabius and Claire Barnett-Jones won the Wagner Prize. Other laureates include Elly Ameling, Thomas Hampson, Pretty Yende and Dame Sarah Connolly. In addition to the competition rounds - participants also receive coaching sessions and master classes. The semifinals take place in 's-Hertogenbosch on June 28. The final is held on July 2nd in Eindhoven with the South Netherlands Philharmonic conducted by Hartmut Haenchen.
Fri 24 Jun 20:00 hrs Opera Dream Along Parade Square 's-Hertogenbosch
Sat 25 June 11:00 - 22:00 hrs First Round
Sun 26 June 10:00 - 22:00 hrs First Round
Tue 28 June 11:00 - 20:00 hrs Semi Finals
Thu 30 June 16:00 hrs Masterclass Charlotte Margiono
Thu 30 June 20:00 hrs Masterclass Vesselina Kasarova
Fri 1 July 15:00 hrs Masterclass John Fulljames
Fri 1 July 20:00 hrs Opera Concert Eva-Maria Westbroek, Leonardo Capalbo, Ed Spanjaard, String quartet philharmonie zuidnederland
Sat 2 July 19:00 hrs Finale with philharmonie zuidnederland conducted by Hartmut Haenchen in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Several prizes will be awarded, including the Grand Prix - which consists of a special medal and € 15,000.
The Wagner Society Netherlands created the Wagner Prize worth €5,000 to continue the training and further professional development of the winner. The Van Riemsdijk Prize worth € 2,500 is awarded to the participant who best interprets the compulsory pieceVermeer's Gold by composer Bart Visman in the version for symphony orchestra. In addition, various other prizes are awarded (see website) and various concerts and engagements are offered.
The jury consists of Linda Finnie (mezzo-soprano), Charlotte Margiono (soprano), Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo-soprano), Leonardo Capalbo (tenor), John Fulljames (opera director, artistic director Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen), Javier Menéndez (general director Opera Seville) and Damià Carbonell Nicolau (head of artistic affairs Dutch National Opera).