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Meet this year's 42 finalists compete for first place!


42 Top Talents in Final Round

42 young opera singers from 27 different countries have been selected during 24 auditions worldwide to participate in this year’s final round of the NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition.

Meet our up-and-coming performers on our website and on our Facebook page.



If you cannot join us in Gütersloh for the semi-final (on October 12) and final concert (on October 14), you can watch both events via live stream through our YouTube channel. The concerts start at 7 PM. Visit our website for more information:


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Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to receive daily updates, short interviews, humorous tidbits and behind the scenes action during an exciting competition week straight from the Stadthalle in Gütersloh. Stay tuned!


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Ines Koring

Senior Project Manager

Program Discovering Music


Bertelsmann Stiftung

Carl-Bertelsmann-Str. 256

33311 Guetersloh

Phone: +49 5241-8181372

Fax: +49 5241-81681372



The Bertelsmann Stiftung, based in Gütersloh, Germany, is a nonprofit, private

operating foundation in accordance with Section 1 of North Rhine-Westphalia's Foundation Law.

The district government of Detmold serves as its supervisory authority.

Founder: Reinhard Mohn

Chairman of the Board of Trustees: Prof. Dr. Werner J. Bauer

Executive Board: Dr. Ralph Heck (Chairman), Liz Mohn (Vice Chairwoman), Dr. Jörg Dräger, Dr. Brigitte Mohn