Liz Mohn launches the “Neue Stimmen – European Singing Contest” after a conversation with Herbert von Karajan concerning the lack of young opera singers, taking up an idea originated by Prof. August Everding, General Director of the Bavarian State Theaters in Munich.

The first competition is held on October 23 and 24 at Stadthalle in cooperation with the directors’ group of the Deutsche Bühnenverein, the German Theatre and Orchestra Association.

A jury headed by Everding, who will continue as its chairman until the 1997 competition, awards first prize to the French contralto Nathalie Stutzmann. Bulgarian Tania Christova and Andrzej Dobber from Poland take second and third place, respectively.

No participants found for this selection.