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Featured listing: International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch (IVC) Summer School

IVC Summer School Russian Repertoire
5 – 12 September 2015
Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch
Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam

The nineteenth century saw a flourishing of Russian opera. Its music is exceptionally theatrical and compelling and influences from Russian folk music can also often be heard. During the IVC Summer School, particular attention will be paid to the operatic works of Modest Mussorgsky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Programme: Private coachings, group sessions, public master classes, lectures, movies, closing concert etc.

Masters: Elena Vasilyeva (soprano), Larisa Dyadkova (mezzo-soprano), Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Lyuba Orfenova (pianist / opera coach)
Coaches: Alexander Humala (conductor), Irina Sisoyeva (language coach / pianist)

Age limit:The course is open to all professional singers, born in 1980 or later, or students currently in their final year (Master)

Academy singers: A maximum of 16

Observers are also welcome (voice students)
Applications via

Course fee: € 450 (lunch & dinner included)
Observers: € 100

Accommodation: Board and lodging with host families for participants

Repertoire: Singers apply for 1 or 2 roles from specified repertoire list, plus a minimum of 2 additional arias from the listed repertoire.
As well as a minimum of 2 Russian art songs composed between 1820 - 1920.
A few ensemble pieces, duets and operatic scenes will be also be covered during the course.
Rachmaninov's one-act opera Aleko will be performed in full (concert version).
Application deadline 1 July 2015

Visit our website for further information and application.

In collaboration with
Dutch National Opera talent
European Network of Opera Academies
51st International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch
8 – 17 September 2016
Preliminary Rounds: 20 & 21 November 2015 | Conservatorium van Amsterdam
In 2016 in Lodz (Poland), Sulmona (Italy), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
Auditions also via YouTube and DVD recording

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