Thursday, October 27, 2022

IVC History eBook 1954 - 2022
This 2022 edition of the retrospect on the International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch (IVC) combines the complete results per year with anecdotes, press reviews, recollections of participants, organization and audience, while still providing some of the stunning career retrospectives that defined the 2014 IVC Jubilee Book.
This first part of the new edition will follow the IVC through the decades from its spectacular rise in the 1950s through its adolescence in the 1960s, and from there into its early adulthood in the 1970s. With the victory of Nelly Miricioiù in 1979 and the arrival of Thomas Hampson in 1980, the competition reached the point where participants are still known to date.
This first volume will be augmented with the 1982-2022 part later this year. We present the first 27 years here as a gift in very difficult times for classical music, opera and theatre as such.