Competition dates

The Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition is committed to discovering the future’s best classical singers. For the 2019 Competition, we travelled to six fantastic cities throughout Europe and the U.S. to hold live auditions. Our 9th Competition received an all time high number of applications, with competitors entering from 35 different countries around the world. 

Live auditions

CITIES AND DATES

Our live auditions were held in the following cities throughout Autumn 2018.

Can’t make it to a live audition?

We always like to meet you in person, however, if you are unable to attend a live audition we do accept video links to be submitted as part of your online application. Find out more details from our FAQs.

Competition week

25–31 JANUARY 2019

Our 2019 Singing Competition was held in Dublin, Ireland, from 25th–31st January 2019. Each round took place at the National Concert Hall (NCH) and were open to the public to enjoy. The competition week is split into four different rounds:

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th January 2019
Our Preliminary Rounds took place at the National Concert Hall (NCH) Studio in Dublin on Friday 25th and on Saturday 26th. Competitors were accompanied by piano on each day.


QUARTER FINAL
Sunday 27th January 2019
Our Quarter Final was held at the National Concert Hall (NCH) Studio in Dublin on Sunday 27th. Competitors were accompanied by piano.


SEMI FINAL
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th January 2019
Our Semi Final invited 16 competitors to perform in the Main Auditorium of the National Concert Hall in Dublin, on Monday 28th and on Tuesday 29th. Competitors were accompanied by piano on each day.


FINAL
Thursday 31st January 2019
Our Competition Final invited our six most talented competitors to sing three arias with orchestra before the jury decide on the winners. This prestigious event was held in the Main Auditorium of the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Our competitors performed with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra led by internationally acclaimed conductor Laurent Wagner.

RULES
Read our rules and eligibility

Read the rules

JURY
Meet the 2019 competition jury

Meet our Jury

PRIZES
We award prizes to all finalists

Prizes

FAQS
Find answers in our helpful FAQs

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