Enter the 2019 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

We invite the most talented young singers to apply to compete on our global stage, with a star-studded Jury, international press coverage and exposure to the most influential people in the industry.

2019 marks our 9th Competition, since it began in 1995. It is now an established Irish musical event of international standing. We are committed to discovering the future’s best classical singers, and continue to encourage the development of Irish and international vocal talent. 

To enter the 2019 Competition, complete the application form below. Make sure you have read the Competition rules before you apply.  

Applications close on Friday 14th September 2018.

Enter the 2019 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

We invite the most talented young singers to apply to compete on our global stage, with a star-studded Jury, international press coverage and exposure to the most influential people in the industry.

2019 marks our 9th Competition, since it began in 1995. It is now an established Irish musical event of international standing. We are committed to discovering the future’s best classical singers, and continue to encourage the development of Irish and international vocal talent.  

To enter the 2019 Competition, complete the application form below. Make sure you have read the Competition rules before you apply.  

Applications close on Friday 14th September 2018.

What you will need…

The application form will need to be completed in one go, forms cannot be saved mid-way through. Along with your personal contact information, you will need the following details to complete the application form:

  • Preliminary Round: 2 contrasting operatic arias with composer, title of work and duration – not to exceed 10 minutes in total
  • Quarter-final: 2 contrasting operatic arias in 2 different languages with composer, title of work and duration – not to exceed 15 minutes in total
  • Semi-final: at least 2 operatic arias with composer, title of work and duration – not to exceed 20 minutes
  • Final: 3 operatic arias selected from our Final Repertoire List with composer, title of work, opera and duration – not to exceed 16 minutes
  • Scan or photo of your passport photo page
  • Your current CV
  • High quality headshot photograph
  • Application payment of €100 via PayPal

Make sure you complete all required fields in order to submit. If you have problems completing the form, please contact our support.

Application form

Personal details

The Competition is open to all singers from 20 to 32 years. Age to be taken as of 1st January 2019.

Contact details


Your audition

At our Live Auditions we ask competitors to perform two contrasting arias of your choice, not to exceed 10 minutes in total. These arias can be repeated later in the Competition Rounds. If a competitor cannot attend a live audition, we will be accepting video submissions that have been recorded after January 2017.

Preliminary Round

Competitors to sing 2 contrasting operatic arias – not to exceed 10 minutes in total. Note: Operetta Arias are not accepted. Competitor singing Operetta Arias will be disqualified.




Quarter-final

Competitors to sing 2 contrasting operatic arias in two different languages, that have not been performed in previous rounds – not to exceed 15 minutes in total. Note: Operetta Arias are not accepted. Competitor singing Operetta Arias will be disqualified.




Semi-final

Competitors to sing a programme, including at least 2 operatic arias that have not been performed in previous rounds. The remainder of the programme is at the discretion of the competitor and can include other operatic arias, oratorio arias or songs – not to exceed 20 minutes in total. Note: Operetta Arias are not accepted. Competitor singing Operetta Arias will be disqualified.








The Final

Competitors to sing a programme of three operatic arias with orchestra – not to exceed 16 minutes in total. You must choose at least two arias that you have NOT performed in a previous round, while one can be a repetition from a previous round. You must select your three choices from our Final Repertoire List.
Choice 1

Choice 2

Choice 3


Upload your documents

Please label documents with your full name and file type, for example: VERONICA-DUNNE-CV.doc

Authorisation

Please confirm that you have read our Competition rules

Please make sure that you have completed all required fields before submitting your application. The next screen will take you to complete your online payment of €100 to finalise your application.

RULES
Read our rules and eligibility

Read the rules

DATES
Find out dates for your diary

Key dates

JURY
Meet this year’s competition jury

Meet our Jury

PRIZES
We award prizes to all finalists

Prizes