The International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN takes place every two years.
2017 is a competition year. After a three months application phase auditions are held
world wide. The best performers qualify for the final round in Germany.
Application ı January, 15 to March 31, 2017
The online application for 2017 started on January 15. Since April 1, the application tool has been closed. Congratulations to all 1.430 applicants!
Auditions ı April – August 2017
Auditions are held from April to August 2017 at 24 places world wide
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 competition is held in Germany from October 8 - 15, 2017.
Detailed information on the daily schedule see under read more
|March 16 - 31, 2017||Competition Apply NEUE STIMMEN 2017||ONLINE|
|August 28 April - 5, 2017||Auditions||International|
|October 7, 2017 - 17:00 o'clock||Arrival and registration singers||Flussbett Hotel|
|October 7, 2017 - 19:00 o'clock||Welcome dinner singers||Flussbett Hotel|
|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 - 10:00 o'clock||Individual Coaching all participants||Stadthalle|
|October 11, 2017 - 11:00 o'clock||First orchestra rehearsal semi-final||Stadthalle|
|October 11, 2017 - 14:00 o'clock||Individual sessions with the jury||Stadthalle|
|October 11, 2017 - 15:30 o'clock||Semi-finalists meet master of ceremonies||Flussbett Hotel|
|October 11, 2017 - 18:00 o'clock||Second orchestra rehearsal semi-final||Stadthalle|
|October 12, 2017 - 10:00 o'clock||Individual Coaching all participants||Stadthalle|
|October 12, 2017 - 11:00 o'clock||Individual sessions with the jury||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 - 13:30 o'clock||Workshop Creating Careers||Theater Gütersloh|
|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|
Prize-winners concert ı February - March 2018
Prize-winners concert in Berlin in spring 2018
Competent and committed
The international jury is made up of experienced professionals who guarantee the broadest possible understanding of the world of opera and music. Whether directors, conductors, pianists, music critics or casting directors - all these experts are represented on the 2015 jury. The common factor is that they have been working with young singers for many years. That is why promoting budding opera singers is a task 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.
During auditions at 26 places world wide, 42 singers - 20 female and 22 male from 30 nations - qualified to participate in the final round of the competition in October 2015 in Germany.
Eleven finalists, five female, six 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.