PRELIMINARY SELECTIONS
via YouTube video recording
Applications open
Application deadline: 12 August 2020
Last jury viewing session on 8 September 2020

Jury:

  • Elżbieta Szmytka, soprano
  • Marcel Reijans, tenor
  • Jard van Nes, mezzo-soprano
  • Marc Clémeur, casting consultant | honorary director Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg
  • Ivan van Kalmthout, general manager IVC

Singers who reside in the Netherlands or in Belgium cannot participate in the YouTube Preliminary Rounds, unless the Direction of the IVC indicates otherwise.


PRELIMINARY SELECTIONS
live auditions

The IVC deals with the corona virus situation as constructively as possible. Preparations for the 54th IVC Opera I Oratorio are continuing.
Due to the announced measures to prohibit all gatherings in the Netherlands until 1 June, the announced preliminary selections in 's-Hertogenbosch on 16 and 17 May cannot take place. 
The registrations for these preliminary selections are therefore closed. The candidate's registration will remain valid for a later live preliminary round or for participation via YouTube.

16 & 17 May 2020
Theater aan de Parade 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

10 am - 10 pm
Applications closed

Jury:

  • Roberta Alexander, soprano
  • Elżbieta Szmytka, soprano
  • Albert Bonnema, tenor
  • Marc Clémeur, casting consultant | honorary director Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg
  • Ivan van Kalmthout, general manager IVC

5 June 2020
Sequenda Academy
Centre ARCA Bertrange, Luxembourg
10 am - 10 pm
Applications open
Application deadline: 7 May 2020
In participation with Sequenda Academy

Jury:

  • Roberta Alexander, soprano
  • Luisa Mauro, mezzo-soprano
  • Albert Bonnema, tenor
  • Ramón Vargas, tenor
  • Ivan van Kalmthout, general manager IVC

July 2020 tbd
Central Conservatory of Music Beijing, China

Applications open: 1 May 2020 via WeChat
Application deadline: 10 June 2020

29 & 30 August 2020
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Applications open: 1 May 2020
Application deadline: 29 July 2020

Jury:

  • Roberta Alexander, soprano
  • Albert Bonnema, tenor
  • Zhenhua Chang, baritone
  • Marc Clémeur, casting consultant | honorary director Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg
  • Ivan van Kalmthout, general manager IVC


11 February 2020
Academy of Music Łódź, Poland
Finished


54th International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch
Opera | Oratorio

Thursday, 26 November 2020
Registration singers
Rehearsal / Coaching repertoire First Round

Friday, 27 November 2020
Registration singers
Rehearsal / Coaching repertoire First Round
4.30 pm | Official Opening Competition

Saturday, 28 November 2020
10.30 am - 9.30 pm | First Round

Sunday, 29 November 2020
10.30 am - 8.30 pm | First Round

Monday, 30 November 2020
11.00 am | Workshop Compulsory Vocal Work Bart Visman
Rehearsals / Coaching Repertoire Semi-Finals

Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Rehearsals / Coaching Repertoire Semi-Finals

Wednesday, 2 December 2020
10.30 am - 7 pm | Semi-finals

Thursday, 3 December 2020
11.00 am | Workshop career development
2 pm | Masterclass

Friday, 4 December 2020
7.30 pm | Masterclass

Saturday, 5 December 2020
2 pm | Masterclass
8 pm | Recital

Sunday, 6 December 2020
2.15 pm | Final
South Netherlands Philharmonic
Hartmut Haenchen, conductor

Competition schedule subject to change