2025 Competition
23–28 January, Dublin

Chair of the Jury: Sir Thomas Allen

Applications are now open

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Summer Festival of Opera

Sunday 30th June & Sunday 7TH July 2024 at 3pm
The Orangery in Killruddery House, Bray, Co Wicklow

Join us for our summer opera concerts, set in the magical surroundings of Killruddery House and Gardens where you can enjoy a wonderful programme of arias and ensembles from your favourite operas performed by some of Ireland’s finest young singers in this unparalleled location.

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Watch the 2022 Competition Final

Liz Nolan presented the final of the 2022 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition live from the National Concert Hall. Six of the most talented competitors sang three arias with the National Symphony Orchestra before the International jury decided on the 2022 winner of this prestigious vocal competition. 

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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

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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

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.

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