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

By David Salazar

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). Also included in the jury, for the first time in the competition’s history, is a stage director; Vincent Boussard will get that distinction. The jury President will be  international casting consultant Pål Christian Moe.

Hartmut Haenchen will conduct the South Netherlands Philharmonic in the Grand Final.

The preliminary rounds are set to take place between Feb. 11-August 30 in Luxembourg, China, the Netherlands, and Poland. There are also video auditions via YouTube.

Prize money totals 42,000 euros and a special prize includes an opportunity to perform music by Wagner, among others.