Since 1987, Neue Stimmen has revealed to the world such great talents as those of Vesselina Kassarova, René Pape, Nathalie Stutzmann, Dietrich Henschel, Angelika Kirchschlager, Christiane Karg...
The Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition attracts every two years over 1,000 candidates all over the world. This year, a total of over 1,400 young talents applied to compete in the preliminary-round auditions held in 22 cities around the globe, from Berlin to Beijing.
Up to 18 singers will perform at the semifinal concert, which will be hosted by soprano Christiane Karg, a finalist in the 2007 competition, and Holger Noltze, television anchorman and journalist.
Picture: Nicole Car from Australia during the semi-final of the 2013 NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition. © Jan Voth.
William Christie, David McVicar – Sarah Connolly (Cesare), Danielle de Niese (Cleopatra)
2004 Lucerne Festival Opening Concert