From January 1 to March 31, 2013 talented young opera singers of any nationality could apply online for our 15th NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition! We are happy to announce that we have received 1428 applications. Thank you very much and we are looking forward to hearing you at the auditions.
Auditions will be held between April and August 2013 at 22 international locations. The final round in Gütersloh is scheduled from October 6 to 13, 2013. Dominique Meyer, director of the Vienna State Opera, will again be chairman of the Jury. read more
Coming from various parts of the world, our final round participants have arrived in Gütersloh. Following a get together dinner, the first official competition day starts with a photo shooting together with Liz Mohn, president of NEUE STIMMEN.
Competent and committed
The international jury is made up of experienced professionals who guarantee the broadest possible understanding of the world of opera and music. Whether directors, conductors, music critics or singers - all these experts are represented on the 2013 jury. The common factor is that they have been working with young singers for many years. That is why promoting budding opera singers is a task very close to their hearts.
While the Master of Ceremonies provides an entertaining accompaniment throughout the evening, the orchestra, conductor and pianists provide the contestants with active musical backing. In addition we will have a movement coach offering an audition workshop for interested singers who are not in the semifinals. read more
Contacts, Opportunities, Support
Starting in 2013 the competition will have a new prize structure. A total prize money of 60.000 Euros will be awarded to three female and three male prize-winners. The people's choice award, a special prize made exclusively by the audience, is an additional prize. Furthermore singers will be given the opportunity to receive engagements, contacts and individualized support. read more