An American soprano wins Germany’s top competition

An American soprano wins Germany’s top competition


norman lebrecht

September 16, 2015

The ARD Wettbewerb, the classical competition with the highest TV exposure in German countries, remains impressively impartial.

In this year’s four specialities, a Brit won the trombone prize, a Swiss the flute and a Russian pair the piano duo.

The big prize – for singing – went last night to the unheralded American, Emalie Savoy.

Emalie Savoy-Juilliard

Emalie has been part of the Met’s development programme and has been working of late at the Salzburg Landestheater. By winning the ARD, she gets her break on the international stage. Book that name.


  • william osborne says:

    Why would she be working in Salzburg and not the USA………… Maybe the USA ranking 39th in the world for opera performances per capita?