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The International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN takes place every two years.
2024 is our next competition year and at the same time our 20th competition. After a two months application phase including a newly installed video pre-selection process (e-casting), live auditions are held at selected locations worldwide. The best 40 to 45 performers qualify for the final round in Germany.
Winners celebrate their success at the prize-winners concert in Berlin.

Application ı November 15, 2023 - January 31, 2024

Grab attention

The application phase for the competition will start on November 15, 2023. Information on WHEN, WHO, HOW and MORE will follow in fall 2023

Live Auditions ı Spring to Summer 2024

Showcase your talent

Select your pre-selection city when you apply. You will find which country, city, when and at which opera house auditions will take place in the drop-down from October 2023.

Final Round ı October 5-12, 2024

Meet opera movers

The final round of the 2024 competition will take place in Gütersloh from October 5 - 12, 2024. The final concert will be accompanied by the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Darlington.

Prize winner concert

Celebrate your success

The prizewinners' concert will take place in Berlin in 2025.

Our experts during auditions and the final round

Competent and committed

The international jury is made up of experienced professionals, including directors, conductors, pianists, music critics and casting directors, to guarantee the broadest possible understanding of the world of opera and music. Our experts have been working with young singers for many years and promoting opera talents is a cause very close to their hearts.

Long term partners (Competition 2021/22)

... contribute their know how

Many professionals with years of experience in opera making support our singers. In a combined effort the orchestra, the conductor and our pianists provide the contestants with active musical backing.

Our Awards

Promoting and supporting talented young singers


We will award a total prize money of 60.000 Euros to the top three female and three male prize-winners. In addition special money awards are given to selected finalists.

People's choice award

a voucher worth 500 Euros

Audio & Video

Recordings during the competiton & Broadcasts in TV and Radio, as well as a Live Stream of the Concert


Contact brokering to general directors of opera companies and festivals as well as to agents, individual coaching units and career coaching seminars, and performances at the prize winners concert.

Review: NEUE STIMMEN Competition 2021/22

Live Audition Season is over

The live auditions for the current 2021/22 competition have been completed. The last audition took place in Milan on December 11. In total, live auditions were held in 12 cities. The final round will take place in Gütersloh from June 26 - 30. The qualified finalists will be presented on our website and social media channels in early 2022.

Applications are closed

The application process for the 2021/22 NEUE STIMMEN competition was open until June 13. Now our jury members Brian Dickie, Sophie Joyce and Evamaria Wieser are screening and judging the submitted application videos. All singers will be informed in late summer whether they are accepted for the live auditions.

The international singing competition NEUE STIMMEN has become one of the most famous opera competitions in the world during the last 30 years. Our care for the young singers does not stop after the award ceremony, master classes, concerts and seminars.
Liz Mohn, NEUE STIMMEN president and initiator