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