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2009 "NEUE STIMMEN" International Singing Competition

Semifinals
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Liz Mohn and Dominique Meyer with the semifinalists
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30.10.2009 Liz Mohn and Dominique Meyer with the Semifinalists
Twelve singers participated in the semifinals, with seven making it into the final round.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Holger Noltze served as moderator for the event
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30.10.2009 Holger Noltze served as moderator for the event

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Gustav Kuhn, artistic director of the
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30.10.2009 Gustav Kuhn, artistic director of the "NEUE STIMMEN" competition
Gustav Kuhn remembered Bertelsmann Stiftung founder Reinhard Mohn, who passed away on October 3, 2009. This year's "NEUEN STIMMEN" competition was dedicated to his memory.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Dominique Meyer, chair of the
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30.10.2009 Dominique Meyer, chair of the "NEUE STIMMEN" jury
The managing and artistic director of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and future managing director of Vienna's Staatsoper thanked the Bertelsmann Stiftung for promoting the international opera world's up-and-coming talent.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Luthando Qave, lyric baritone from South Africa
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30.10.2009 Luthando Qave, lyric baritone from South Africa
Luthando Qave commenced the evening's performances with the aria "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Mezzo soprano Mariana Carnovali from Argentina
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30.10.2009 Mezzo soprano Mariana Carnovali from Argentina with conductor John Fiore
Mariana Carnovali singing the aria "Depuis hier, je cherche/que fais-tu" from C. Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Tenor Daniel Johansson from Sweden
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30.10.2009 Daniel Johansson, tenor from Sweden, with conductor John Fiore
Daniel Johansson chose an aria from P. Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin": "Kuda Kuda."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Soprano Narine Yeghiyan from Armenia
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30.10.2009 Soprano Narine Yeghiyan from Armenia
She won the Liz Mohn Culture and Music Foundation's Special Prize by singing the aria "Piangerò la sorte mia" from G. F. Händel's "Giulio Cesare."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Tenor Pavel Kolgatin from Russia
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30.10.2009 Tenor Pavel Kolgatin from Russia
The young Russian tenor won the Audience Prize with the aria "Una furtiva lagrima" from Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Soprano Anna Princeva from Italy
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30.10.2009 Soprano Anna Princeva from Italy
The soprano performs "Martern aller Arten" from Mozart's "Die Entführung aus dem Serail."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Bass Mikhail Korobeynikov from Russia
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30.10.2009 Bass Mikhail Korobeynikov from Russia
Bass Mikhail Korobeynikov was quite convincing as Mephisto, singing the aria "Le veau d'or" from Gounod's "Faust."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Mezzo soprano Rachel Frenkel from Israel
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30.10.2009 Mezzo soprano Rachel Frenkel from Israel with conductor John Fiore
Rachel Frenkel won the Jury Prize with "Werther, Werther" from J. Massenet's "Werther."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Kihwan Sim, bass from South Korea
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30.10.2009 Bass Kihwan Sim from South Korea with the Duisburg Philharmonic
Kihwan Sim made it into the finals singing the aria "Quand la flamme de l'amour" from Bizet's opera "La jolie fille de Perth."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Soprano Eunju Kwon from South Korea
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30.10.2009 Soprano Eunju Kwon from South Korea
Yet another finalist: Eunju Kwon sang the aria "C'est des contrebandiers.../Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante" from G. Bizet's "Carmen" for her performance in the semifinals.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Tenor JunHo You from South Korea
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30.10.2009 Tenor JunHo You from South Korea
JunHo You made it into the finals with the aria "Che gelida manina" from G. Puccini's "La Bohème."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Soprano Andriana Chuchman from Canada
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30.10.2009 Soprano Andriana Chuchman from Canada
Soprano Andriana Chuchman chose the aria "Caro nome" from Verdi's "Rigoletto" and was selected to perform in the "NEUE STIMMEN" finals.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Liz Mohn congratulates soprano Narine Yeghiyan
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30.10.2009 Liz Mohn congratulates soprano Narine Yeghiyan
Not a finalist, but a winner all the same: Soprano Narine Yeghiyan receives the Liz Mohn Culture and Music Foundation's Special Prize -- two years of training at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden's International Opera Studio in Berlin.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Liz Mohn (center) and Dominique Meyer (right) congratulate Pavel Kolgatin
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30.10.2009 Liz Mohn and Dominique Meyer congratulate Pavel Kolgatin
Tenor Pavel Kolgatin received the majority of votes from those in attendance at the semifinals and, as a result, this year's Audience Prize.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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This year's finalists have now been announced
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30.10.2009 This year's finalists have now been announced
Liz Mohn and Dominique Meyer celebrate with the singers who were selected to participate in the finals of this year's "NEUE STIMMEN" competition.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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