The 13th edition of NEUE STIMMEN’s International Master Class features a premiere: From 26 to 30 October, 11 young opera singers from nine countries will for the first time have the opportunity to further develop their artistic and professional capacities in a wholly digital format. They will interact with one another via video, and train both in groups and in individual sessions with renowned artists and instructors, including mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, vocal coach John Norris, tenor Julian Prégardien, director Martina Gredler and Salzburg Festival Casting Director Evamaria Wieser.
Under the digital master class concept, participants will be presented with the contents of their lessons on the screen, and will put it into practice through a variety of activities. For example, the opera artists will sing in front of their own webcams, and carry out acting, movement and speaking exercises. Given the growing importance of digital channels, they will also receive training sessions, workshops and advice on the use of streaming platforms and social-media channels, as well as on the creative use of audiovisual online-presentation formats. Over the course of the week, they will jointly develop a music film, which will subsequently be available to watch beginning in the middle of November at neue-stimmen.de. The singers were drawn from among the participants of the International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN 2019, and were rated by the jury as being particularly worthy of further support.