Preliminary Selections
Singers wishing to enter the Competition must take part in the Preliminary Selections (live auditions) or online via YouTube.

13 February 2024
Łódź, Poland
Academy of Music – Concert Hall

24 & 25 February 2024
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam University of the Arts

3 March 2024
London, UK
Guildhall School of Music and Drama

16 & 17 March 2024
Berlin, Germany
Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Preliminary Selections - YouTube video
YouTube (group I) - Application deadline: 10 April 2024
Jury:
Kor-Jan Dusseljee - Tenor
Waut Koeken - Intendant Opera Zuid
Marjolein Niels - Mezzo-soprano - Head Vocal Department Royal Conservatoire The Hague
Andrew Watts - Countertenor - General and Artistic Director IVC

10 April 2024
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka
39, Gregory's Road Colombo 7
Sri Lanka
Applications open: 8 February 2024
Application deadline: 4 April 2024
Gerry Cornelius - Music Director English Touring Opera
Lakshman Joseph de Saram - Founder and Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Sri Lanka
Andrew Watts - Countertenor - General and Artistic Director IVC

22 April 2024
New York
Carl Fischer Building
62 Cooper Square, New York, NY, 10003, USA
Applications open: 1 February 2024
Application deadline: 1 April 2024
Jury:
Erika Sunnegårdh - soprano
Peter Mark - Conductor - former director of Virginia Opera
Olga Neuwirth - Composer
Andrew Watts - Countertenor - General and Artistic Director IVC

5 May 2024
Salzburg, Austria
Universität Mozarteum Salzburg
Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg
Austria
Applications open: 1 March 2024
Application deadline: 9 April 2024
Jury:
Michèle Crider - Soprano
Christopher Robson - Countertenor
Jennifer Condon - Conductor - Artistic Director Stimme, Leib und Seele
Laura Nicorescu - Young Singers Project Manager - Assistant to casting director Salzburger Festspiele
Andrew Watts - Countertenor - General and Artistic Director IVC

Preliminary Selections - YouTube video
YouTube (group II) - Application deadline: 25 June 2024
Jury:
Kor-Jan Dusseljee - Tenor
Waut Koeken - Intendant Opera Zuid
Marjolein Niels - Mezzo-soprano - Head Vocal Department Royal Conservatoire The Hague
Andrew Watts - Countertenor - General and Artistic Director IVC

29 & 30 June 2024
’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Theater aan de Parade
Parade 23, 5211 KL 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Applications open: 1 March 2024
Application deadline: 29 May 2024
Jury:
Annett Andriesen - Mezzo Soprano - former IVC General Manager
Josef Fuchs - Head of Artistic Affairs & Casting Dutch Touring Opera
Henk Neven - Baritone - Codarts Conservatory Rotterdam
Hanneke de Wit - Soprano - Prins Claus Conservatory Groningen
Andrew Watts - Countertenor - General and Artistic Director IVC
et al. (more names to be announced)

Timetable
57th International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch
Theater aan de Parade, 's-Hertogenbosch

Thursday, 26 September 2024
Rehearsals / Coaching repertoire First Round

Friday, 27 September 2024
Rehearsals / Coaching repertoire First Round
4.30 pm | Official Opening Competition at city hall
8.15 pm Opening Concert

Saturday, 28 September 2024
10.30 am – 9.30 pm | First Round

Sunday, 29 September 2024
10.30 am – 8.30 pm | First Round

Monday, 30 September 2024
Rehearsals / Coaching Repertoire Semi-Finals

Tuesday, 1 October 2024
11 am – 6.30 pm | Semi-finals

Wednesday, 2 October 2024
11 am | Career development
8.15 pm | Laureates' Concert
Piano rehearsals Finals

Thursday, 3 October 2024
11 am | Jury Consultations (for singers not selected for the Finals)
3 pm | Masterclass Rosemary Joshua
8.15 pm | Masterclass Roberta Alexander
Orchestra rehearsals Finals
Piano rehearsals Finals

Friday, 4 October 2024
3 pm | Masterclass Michael Chance
8.15 pm | Masterclass Dame Gwyneth Jones
Orchestra rehearsals Finals
General rehearsal Finals

Saturday, 5 October 2024
3.30 pm | Q & A with Dame Gwyneth Jones & Andrew Watts
7 pm | Grand Finale with PhilZuid, David Parry (conductor)

Sunday, 6 October 2024
Possible live Radio/TV performances Grand Prix winner

Schedule subject to change.

Venue
Theater aan de Parade
Parade 23
5211 KL ’s-Hertogenbosch
Netherlands
www.theateraandeparade.nl