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Insights of the jury
Brian Dickie, Head of Auditions and member of the jury of NEUE STIMMEN writes in his Blog about his daily opera life and activities with NEUE STIMMEN. Find out more about his side of the story here.
Ablauf Wettbewerb 2015
The competition is set up in three phases:
Preliminary Round Auditions
Preliminary round auditions are scheduled around the globe from April to August 2015. Singers make a clear choice for one place to audition in their online application.
Following world wide auditions the final round of the competition is held in Gütersloh in October 2015. All singers that have qualified during auditions will be invited to participate in the final round.
The final round is divided into 4 phases:
Auditions with piano accompanyment
On the first two days of the final round in Gütersloh, on October 19th and 20th 2015, all particpants have auditions accompanied by piano in front of the jury. Thereafter the semifinalists are being announced.
During the semi-final concert on 22 October 2015 at the Stadthalle Gütersloh the semifinalists are accompanied by orchestra. The people's choice award, a special prize made exclusively by the audience, is awarded that night. At the end of the concert, the finalists are announced by the jury.
The final concert with orchestra is held on 24 October 2015 at the Stadthalle Gütersloh. The prize-winners are announced at the end of the concert.