Next Competition: 25–30 August 2022

The Friends of the Vocal Arts Committee, hosts of the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, are pleased to announce that the 10th Competition will take place on 25–30 August 2022 in Dublin.

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Next Competition: 25–30 August 2022

The Friends of the Vocal Arts Committee, hosts of the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, are pleased to announce that the 10th Competition will take place on 25–30 August 2022 in Dublin.

Book tickets

Next Competition: 25–30 August 2022

The Friends of the Vocal Arts Committee, hosts of the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, are pleased to announce that the 10th Competition will take place on 25–30 August 2022 in Dublin.

Book tickets

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Our 2019 highlights

Since 1995 the competition continues to give young singers the opportunity to compete at the highest international level. Here we catch up with some of the people involved in this year’s competition, including Artistic Director Veronica Dunne, Artistic Administrator Dearbhla Collins, inaugural winner Orla Boylan, Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly and our winner from 2019, UK Bass William Thomas

Watch full video

Applications to the 2019 Competition are now closed

Our 2022 Jury

MEET THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION JURY

We are proud to introduce our distinguished Jury members – find out more about them.

Meet our Jury

Jane Carty

CHAIR OF THE JURY


Richard Bonynge AC CBE

CONDUCTOR


Tara Erraught

MEZZO SOPRANO


Christina Scheppelmann

GENERAL DIRECTOR, SEATTLE OPERA


David Gowland

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, JETTE PARKER YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAMME, ROYAL OPERA HOUSE


Isla Mundell-Perkins

CASTING DIRECTOR, STAATSOPER HAMBURG


Jonathan Friend

ARTISTIC ADVISOR, METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, NEW YORK

Dr. Ralph Strehle

Dr. Ralph Strehle, our resident performance coach, will be on hand throughout the Competition to have one to one sessions with all competitors before they perform/ after they perform. These sessions are free and will be entirely private and in confidence. Dr. Strehle, who is also Director of Mascarade Opera Studio, is a very experienced performance and resilience coach who works with many Young Artist programmes in Europe and we are thrilled that he will be with us for the Competition. In this video you can listen to him talk about his work…

Past prizewinners

HONOURING OUR PAST PARTICIPANTS

The singing competition has been honoured to present prizes to artists such as Fatma Said, Nadine Sierra, Tara Erraught, Simon O’Neill, Pumeza Matshikiza, Sarah-Jane Brandon and Orla Boylan.

View past winners