The course is open to singers who have completed their professional education or are currently in their final year (Master).
€ 550 (evening meals included)
Singers selected to participate will be allocated lodgings with host families
4 Wagner arias, scenes, roles and/or songs.
Opera: from Der fliegender Holländer to later Wagner operas.
Songs: Wesendonck Lieder.
A maximum of 16
Application deadline: 1 June 2013
Publication list of participants
15 June 2013
Singers must submit a video recording with their application, either on a DVD or via an Internet link (YouTube or similar on-line service). The application and recording must have reached the IVC before 1 June 2013. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Late applicants will be placed on a reserve list and may be considered for participation subject to availability in the Wagner School schedule.
The video recording should include two Wagner arias/songs with piano or orchestral accompaniment. Please do not include additional selections or video recordings.
Each piece or movement should be recorded on a separate track. The recording should be a fair representation of the contestant’s abilities and be of high (professional) quality. No editing or other enhancement is permitted. The IVC reserves the right to disqualify studio enhanced or modified recordings. The video must contain live audio and video, not only audio.The audition material should be recorded within 1 year prior to the date of submission. The package (or liner notes) should clearly mention the applicant’s name, composer, title and accurate timing of each piece.
Applications will be judged by the IVC management and the Artistic Commission of the executive committee. Their decision is binding and is not open to further discussion or correspondence. Once the candidate has been accepted, the entry fee of € 550 must be paid into the bank account of the IVC by 15 July 2013 at the latest.
Singers are only eligible to participate in the IVC Summer School on receipt of payment. Kindly submit payment to IBAN: NL18FVLB0225200228 / BIC: FVLBNL22 of “Van Lanschot Bankiers” in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, bank account number 22.52.00.228 in the name of: “Stichting ’s-Hertogenbosch Muziekstad”, reference: “Wagner School” plus “name of singer”. Participation fees are non-refundable.