With its 19th NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition, we are once again offering up-and-coming singers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills to the opera world’s decision-makers and renowned experts. NEUE STIMMEN gives well-trained opera talents from around the globe the chance to continue pursuing their careers even – and especially – in these challenging times. However, due to the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the competition will be held using an adapted approach and schedule. Young singers have until May 31, 2021 to submit their applications on the website neue-stimmen.de. The live auditions will now take place in autumn 2021 and the final round with the final concerts is planned for spring 2022 in Gütersloh.
"The primary goal of NEUE STIMMEN has always been promoting and supporting young artists. That is especially true at the current time. By organizing the competition again now, we are giving up-and-coming singers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills to decision-makers from the world of opera and to network. Recent months have clearly shown how important music and culture are for communal life and how much they are missed. With NEUE STIMMEN, we want to help vocal talents continue pursuing their careers and, as soon as it is again possible, enrich the world’s stages," says Liz Mohn, president of NEUE STIMMEN and vice-chairwoman of our Executive Board.