Andrew Watts Named General & Artistic Director of International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Photo credit: Sarah Hickson British countertenor Andrew Watts has been named the General and Artistic Director of International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch. He succeeds Ivan van Kalmthout, who has led the competition since 2018. His position begins on Sept. 1, one month before the start of the 2023 competition. Watts, who in addition to being an international performer is also a {…}

Andrei Danilov Named Winner of the International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch

(Credit: Karen van Gilst) Russian tenor Andrei Danilov was named the winner of the 55th International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Not only was Danilov the Grand Prix City of ‘s-Hertogenbosch winner, but he also received the Opera Prize and the Press Prize, winning a total of € 16,000. Other high-placing winners include mezzo-soprano Bella Adamova who won the Oratorio Prize and {…}

International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch Postpones Festivals, Announces Mozart Masterclasses

As most theaters worldwide remained closed due to the coronavirus, the International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch has announced that their annual competition will be pushed back to 2021, and their biennial Opera / Oratorio competition has been postponed to 2022. The decision is explained by IVC Director Ivan Kalmthout, who cites the impracticality of not only the social distancing measures but {…}

Vesselina Kasaraova, Deborah Polaski Headline Jury for International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch This Winter

The International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch is set to take place between Nov. 28 and Dec. 6, 2020. The competition is aimed at international singers performing opera and oratorio. Among the jury members are such artists as Vesselina Kasarova, Deborah Polaski, Yue Liu, as well as artistic leaders Hein Mulders (Intendant Essen), Damià Carbonell Nicolau ,and Rosemary Joshua (Dutch National Opera). {…}