Saturday November 28, 2020
19:15 uur
Verkadefabriek, Boschdijkstraat 45, 's-Hertogenbosch (Google Maps)
Tickets / visiting info: www.verkadefabriek.nl
Bernadeta Astari - sopraan (Jong Talent Award IVC 2012)
Nina van Essen - mezzospraan (Publieksprijs 52ste IVC 2018)
Anton Kuzenok - tenor (Arleen Auger Allround Prijs 2017)
Yvonne Gesler - piano

IVC – The world keeps on singing
Mozart Masterclass & more

Saturday 28 November - 19.15 hrs - Opening concert Mozart & More

IVC laureates Bernadeta Astari (soprano), Nina van Essen (mezzo-soprano) and Anton Kuzenok (tenor) sing music by Mozart and other composers. Pianist: Yvonne Gesler. Over the years the IVC discovered many young talents and has given them a chance to develop themselves further. Three IVC laureates from the past come together to open this week with an appropriate recital.

Entrance: € 17,50 |€ 10,00 (< 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.