Although NCRV Radio participated in the first Benelux Vocal Competition, no recordings of the competition have come to light, either in audio or video. Of the first Benelux Vocal Competition we can therefoere only offer the video of Aukje Karsemeyer-de Jong is a later television performance, singing 'Reich mir die hand mein leben'', from Le nozze di Figaro.

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Aukje Karsemeyer-de Jong
Mozart:Le nozze di Figaro
'Reich mir die hand mein leben'
Aukje Karsemeyer-de Jong (Zerlina), Herman Emmink (Don Giovanni), Orchestra – Gerard Van Krevele (From NCRV Show 'Herman joh, daar ga je...', May 18, 1961/broadcast May 26)

For Hans Wilbrink, Annette de la Bije, Henriëtte Willems, Frans Meulemans and Tim Jacobs we do not have any filmed performance excerpts. We welcome any additional video samples of these prize winners of the first IVC competition, as well as photographs and additional information. Should you be able to provide such materials, you may contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.