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FINAL ROUND IN GERMANY

Outline of the final round in Germany

Sponsors
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Media Partner
The German Broadcasting Company WDR
President
of "NEUE STIMMEN"
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Liz Mohn
(Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Bertelsmann Stiftung)
Chairman
of the jury
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Dominique Meyer
(Director of the Vienna State Opera)
Jury
  • Brian Dickie
    (Former General Director of the Chicago Opera Theater)
  • Sophie de Lint
    (Director Dutch National Opera)
  • Sophie Joyce
    (Director Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Metropolitan Opera New York City)
  • Jürgen Kesting
    (Music Critic, Author)
  • Bernd Loebe
    (General Director of the Opera Frankfurt)
  • Alexander Neef
    (General Director Canadian Opera Company Artistic Director Santa Fe Opera)
  • Elisabeth Sobotka
    (General Director of the Bregenz Festival)
  • Evamaria Wieser
    (Artistic director of Salzburg festival, European Casting Consultant Lyric Opera Chicago)
Schedule

19 (Sat) – 27 (Sun) October, 2019

Guetersloh in Germany

System
of the selection

Up to 45 of the most talented candidates selected during the 26 auditions worldwide come to Guetersloh and audition once again accompanied by piano. 18 respectively 9 of the best singers will perform accompanied by orchestra during the semi-final and the final.

Prizemoney

Female singers

  • 1st prize 15,000 Euros
  • 2nd prize 10,000 Euros
  • 3rd prize 5,000 Euros

Male singers

  • 1st prize 15,000 Euros
  • 2nd prize 10,000 Euros
  • 3rd prize 5,000 Euros

Special award for finalists: 3,000 Euros

Peopleʼs Choice award: 500 Euros for sheet music

Audio & Video

  • ・NEUE STIMMEN 2019 CD
  • ・Broadcast on television and radio
  • ・Livestreaming of the semi-final and the final concerts
  • ・Individual YouTube video clips from all singers performing in the semi-final and the final concerts

Contacts, Concerts, Coaching & Support

  • ・Contact brokering to general directors of opera companies, festival directors and agents
  • ・Performance at the prize-winners concert in Berlin
  • ・Participation at NEUE STIMMEN master classes & workshops
  • ・Performance at NEUE STIMMEN concerts in Germany and abroad
  • ・Scholarship to participate in the international opera studio of the Berlin Staatsoper