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NEUE STIMMEN 2021

The International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN takes place every two years.
2021 is our next competition year. 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 January 1 - May 31, 2021

Grab attention

The application phase for this year's competition started on January 1, 2021. You can apply online until May 31, 2021. For information on WHEN, WHO, HOW and MORE, go to ...

Live Auditions ı Autumn-early winter 2021

Showcase your talent

Select your pre-selection city when you apply. Due to the current situation, we cannot publish audition dates for the respective cities until springtime. Find this year's 12 cities for live-auditions here in the drop-down.

New York

Los Angeles

Zurich

Berlin

Amsterdam

Frankfurt

Paris

London

Milan

Munich

Moscow

Cape Town

Final Round ı Springtime 2022

Meet opera movers

The final round of the 2021 competition will be held in Germany in spring 2022. The semifinal and final concert will be accompanied by the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jonathan Darlington. .

Prize winner concert

Celebrate your success

The prizewinners' concert will take place in Berlin in 2022.

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 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

Prizemoney

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

Winner of the people's choice award receives a voucher worth 500 Euros for sheet music from the Bärenreiter-Verlag.

Audio & Video

Each participant receives recordings of the audition round and the competition CD. The finalists also get YouTube video clips from their semi-final and final concert performances.

Support

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.

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Orchestra rehearsal

Today our semi-finalists meet and practice with the Duisburger Philharmoniker and conductor Jonathan Darlington. So thrilled already for tomorrow's semi-final concert that we will live stream on our website and on youtube!

Second audition day

This morning, the last participants sang in front of our jury. But they still need to wait until the announcement of the semi-finalists in the afternoon.

First audition day

On Monday, 27 singers performed in front of the jury.

Official group photo

Today, the singers had their piano rehearsals in the Stadthalle Gütersloh.

Live Stream

Not to worry if you didn't get a ticket or can't make it: We'll broadcast both our semi-final and final conerts LIVE online!

Find more infos on here soon.

Arrival of our singers

Finally! Our final round participants have sefaly arrived in Gütersloh!

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 Vice Chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung