In order to strengthen participants' awareness of the increased requirements in the opera world, NEUE STIMMEN will offer all non-finalists a seminar and individual coaching session on the issue of career planning. This will take place on Friday, 25 October 2019. The opera performers will in this way be given valuable knowledge relating to issues such as personality development and self-marketing, and will additionally have the opportunity to discuss their professional experiences to date.
As in past competitions, the semi-final concert on Thursday, October 24, and the final con-cert on Saturday, October 26, will be accompanied by the Duisburg Philharmonic under the direction of Jonathan Darlington. NEUE STIMMEN is among the few singing competitions worldwide in which performers are accompanied by an orchestra even at the semi-final stage.
The general rehearsals for the semi-final and final will be open to the public. These will take place in the Stadthalle Gütersloh on Thursday, October 24, and Saturday, October 26, each from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The semi-final and final will each be streamed live from 7:00 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m. at www.neue-stimmen.de and www.takt1.com/neue-stimmen. The final can also be watched live on arte Concert, at www.arte.tv/de/arte-concert/.