International Vocal Competition postponed to 2022
IVC – The World keeps on Singing

The International Vocal Competition (IVC) firmly believes that the world keeps on singing and was pleased to present the Mozart masterclass and more last autumn. From 28 November to 4 December 2020, Vesselina Kasarova, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Roberta Alexander and Thomas Oliemans were guests at the Verkadefabriek in 's-Hertogenbosch. Due to COVID-19, the biennial Opera I Oratory Competition has been postponed to 2022. The International Vocal Competition (IVC) aims to guarantee the artistic quality and accessibility of the competition to singers from all over the world. In 2021 the 54th edition of IVC will take place - as planned - with the LiedDuo Category.

The 54th International Vocal Competition (IVC), originally devoted to opera and oratorio in 2020, has been moved to 2022 due to the circumstances created by COVID-19. The competition has received singers from 79 nationalities in the past five years. The size of the Opera | Oratorio Competition means that IVC cannot currently guarantee the artistic quality due to the restrictions imposed. In particular, the travel restrictions for the international participants and the 1.5 mtr distance for the orchestral musicians of the South Netherlands Philharmonic play a major role in the decision to move the competition’, says Ivan van Kalmthout, IVC director.

54th International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch
Category: LiedDuo
24 – 29 August 2021
Verkadefabriek 's-Hertogenbosch

First Round
26 June 2021 | 's-Hertogenbosch
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Applications open: 1 February 2021
Deadline: 1 June 2021

55th International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch
Category: Opera | Oratorio
22 June – 1 July 2022 (period under consideration)
Applications reopen 2021

The current age criteria for competition participants will be maintained in 2021/2022.

Age limit
Born on 5 December 1987 or later
Participants can not be younger than 18 years.