Ten finalists, five female, five male, performed at the final concert. A total of €60,000 was awarded to the top three finalists in both the male and female categories. Each remaining finalist received a development prize.
The International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN takes place every two years.
2019 is the next competition year. After a three months application phase auditions are held
world wide. The best performers qualify for the final round in Germany. Winners celebrate their success at the prize-winners concert.
The online application process for the next competition will start on 15 January 2019.
Auditions ı April – August 2017
Auditions will be held from April to August 2019 at more than 20 locations world wide. Detailed information in regard to dates and venues will be made available in fall 2018.
Below please view detailed information on all dates, venues and members of the pre-selection jury.
Final Round ı October 2017
The final round of the 2019 competition will be held in Germany in October 2019. The semifinal and final concert will be accompanied by the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
|October 8, 2017 - 11:00 o'clock||Piano rehearsal||Stadthalle|
|October 9, 2017 - 10:30 o'clock||Auditions||Stadthalle|
|October 10, 2017 - 10:30 o'clock||Auditions||Stadthalle|
|October 10, 2017 - 16:00 o'clock||Announcement of semi-finalist||Stadthalle|
|October 11, 2017 - 11:00 o'clock||First orchestra rehearsal semi-final||Stadthalle|
|October 11, 2017 - 18:00 o'clock||Second orchestra rehearsal semi-final||Stadthalle|
|October 12, 2017 - 11:00 o'clock||Dress rehearsal semi-final||Stadthalle|
|October 12, 2017 - 19:00 o'clock||Semi-Final Concert||Stadthalle|
|October 13, 2017 - 11:00 o'clock||First orchestra rehearsal final||Stadthalle|
|October 13, 2017 - 18:00 o'clock||Second orchestra rehearsal final||Stadthalle|
|October 14, 2017 - 11:00 o'clock||Dress rehearsal final concert||Stadthalle|
|October 14, 2017 - 19:00 o'clock||Final Concert||Stadthalle|
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.