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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED – APPLY BY FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER

Applications to the 2019 Competition are now closed

2022 Competition Tickets

We are pleased to announce that the 10th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition takes place 25–30 August 2022. Find out more details about the schedule of events and purchase tickets via the National Concert Hall website.

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Competition week

25–31 JANUARY 2019

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Competition dates

LIVE AUDITIONS

Our live auditions are being held in the following cities throughout Autumn 2021.

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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…

Our prizes

WE OFFER SUBSTANTIAL PRIZES

All of our finalists receive a prize for competing in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.

1st prize winner – Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (VDISC)

1ST PRIZE
€10,000

2nd prize winner – Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (VDISC)

2ND PRIZE
€5,000

3rd prize winner – Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (VDISC)

3RD PRIZE
€4,000

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