According to one of our masters Nelly Miricioiu, "Bel Canto is not merely "beautiful singing", but a way of thinking and a style of working with which singers can apply to all repertoire. The possibilities that come from refining a Bel Canto technique are endless, not only enriching the singers musicality, delivery of text and artistry, but importantly promoting a truly healthy approach to the voice, and enabling longevity for those who choose to follow the path."

What is IVC's Summer School Belcanto?

From the 3th till the 7th of September, IVC offers young singers the opportunity to participate in the IVC Summer School Belcanto again. For talented singers a beautiful opportunity to learn a lot in a short time!

Famous singers Nelly Miricioiu, Jennifer Larmore and conductor Giuliano Carella will pass on their knowledge to twelve young singers. Three important elements of singing are on the programme: method, interpretation and character presentation. Pianists Somi Kim and Diego Mingolla will assist.

This year's Summer School, the participating singers will work with the repertoire of the Italian opera majors Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti and the young Verdi. During the first days, the masters and singers will work together in-depth. However, on Friday 6th of September, audience is warmly invited to attend the public masterclass. One day later, Saturday September 7th, everything the singers learned will be presented to the audience in a Presentation Concert!

Public Masterclasses
Fr 6 september 2019 • 14.00 | 19.30 hour • Pleinzaal (Theater aan de Parade, 's-Hertogenbosch)
Dag ticket: € 12 / € 5 (under 19, CJP, student)

Presentation Concert
Sa 7 september 2019 • 20.00 hour • Pleinzaal

Registration for singers

Can I still enroll as a singer for IVC's Summer School Belcanto? Certainly!

Registration is open till June 26th. Send an email to Include a biography and a link to a video in which we can hear you sing.

Participation for five day costs €450,-. That is including meals and accomodation.

The IVC Summer School is accessible to all singers born on September 8th 1986 or later. Singers need to be 18 years old or older. The IVC chooses twelve singers out of all received applications.

Repertoire: at least 3 solo-aria's by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, or an early Giuseppe Verdi.

Giuliano Carella