Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to help with any questions you have about the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition. Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most. We hope that these Frequently Asked Questions will help with most queries. If you can’t find the answer to your question, feel free to contact our support team

We welcome all nationalities and voice types. Our only requirements are that you are aged between 20 to 32 years old, and you can successfully complete our application form. Read our Rules for more information.

We have a range of fantastic prizes on offer for all our finalists, with first prize at €10,000. Plus, all semifinalists not to reach the final will receive €500. See all of our Competition Prizes.

To enter the Competition we require a one-off €100 payment via PayPal. This is to be paid on completion of your application form.

Applications for the Competition will close at 6pm (GMT) on Friday 14th September 2018.

We have a specific criteria for each round, which you can find out more details in our Rules (number 5). We are looking for contrasting arias, showcasing your….. Operetta Arias are not accepted in the Competition, and may lead to disqualification.

We always recommend attending one of our live auditions (find out when and where our live auditions take place), however, if you cannot make any of the dates we do accept YouTube/Vimeo links of your audition. Videos must have been recorded after June 2017, and include two contrasting arias lasting no longer than 10 minutes.

No, it is completely up to you. In the Semi Final we ask Competitors to sing a programme, not to exceed 20 minutes, to include at least 2 operatic arias. The remainder of the programme is at your discretion and can include other operatic arias, oratorio arias or songs.

Competitors may only repeat one previously performed aria at the Final.

For international competitors that require somewhere to stay, we offer free accommodation in private ‘host homes’ for the duration of your participation in the Competition. Our generous hosts offer an authentic Irish experience and are all long term supporters of the competition. Alternatively, there are many hotels and B&Bs found in Dublin city centre at reasonable rates.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Contact our support team to ask a question about the Competition.