Watch Now: The 14th Neue Stimmen International Opera Competition (Where Rene Pape came second)

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 24 October 2011 | 8:44:00 pm

Off topic somewhat but good stuff nevertheless.

Since 1987, Neue Stimmen revealed the voices of Vesselina Kassarova, René Pape (second place 1989), Nathalie Stutzmann (first winner), Dietrich Henschel, Angelika Kirchschlager, Christiane Karg. Almost 1 500 candidates have been auditioning until now. On October 22, only 6 of them remain: they have been selected for their technical and interpretative skills, and they are all the "new voices" this year.

Final Round Part 1:

Neue Stimmen 2011: Final Round (I) on

Final Round Part 2

Neue Stimmen 2011: Final Round (II) on

Award Ceremony

Neue Stimmen 2011: Awards Ceremony on

Olga Bezsmertna lyric soprano (Ukraine, First prize)
Jongmin Park bass (South Korea, Second prize)
Jinxu Xiahou tenor (China, Third prize)
Cristina-Antoaneta Pasaroiu soprano (Romania, Fourth prize)
Nadezhda Karyazina mezzo-soprano (Russia, Fifth prize)
Maria Celeng lyric soprano (Slovakia, Sixth prize)

Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Axel Kober conductor

Location : Stadthalle Gütersloh (Gütersloh, Germany)
Recording date : 10/22/201