Wednesday December 2, 2020
11:00 hrs
Verkadefabriek, Boschdijkstraat 45, 's-Hertogenbosch (Google Maps)
Tickets / visiting info: www.verkadefabriek.nl
Manuel Brug - Cultuurjournalist Die Welt

IVC – The world keeps on singing
Mozart Masterclass & more

Wednesday 2 December - 11.00 am - Manuel Brug: New opportunities for young singers

What will the world look like for young singers during and after the pandemic? What will change temporarily and what might change forever? The participants of the Masterclass will have the opportunity to discuss this with professionals from the world of singing. With cultural journalist Manuel Brug (Die Welt). He knows the international singing world like no other and has reported on the new reality in various places in Europe.

Entrance: € 10,00 | € 5,00 (< 18, student, CJP)

Passe-partout 28 Nov - 4 Dec 2020: € 150
Passe-partout 6 Masterclasses: € 50

Ticket sales

Ticket sales via www.verkadefabriek.nl.

Corona measures will be maintained in the theatre.

The audience sits at 1,5m distance from each other.

All activities without intermission.


In November, come to a week of singing and thinking about the future of singing in 's-Hertogenbosch. The International Vocal Competition organizes the IVC Mozart Masterclass & More, given by three renowned masters: mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova, soprano Roberta Alexander and baritone Thomas Oliemans. They work with eight soloists on repertoire by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In addition, leading professionals such as Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano and IVC laureate), Manuel Brug (opera journalist Die Welt), Rosemary Joshua (Dutch National Opera Studio) and Joan Matabosch (Teatro Real Madrid) talk with the participants about the future of their profession.

The masterclass week opens on November 28 with an IVC laureate concert in which soprano Bernadeta Astari, mezzo-soprano Nina van Essen and tenor Anton Kuzenok perform. On November 29, the lyricist Marc Pantus and composer Bart Visman speak about their composition, the new IVC prize song "The Gold of Vermeer". IVC-laureate and Dutch Music Prize winner, tenor Peter Gijsbertsen, performs compositions by this Duo. On December 2, a Forum takes place about the future as it now looks for (young) singers. The masterclass participants end their course week with a concert on December 3. Celebrated Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and members of the South Netherlands Philharmonic conclude IVC-The World keeps on Singing during the closing concert on 4 December.The programme includes Hector Berlioz' Les nuits d'été.