The ARD Wettbewerb, the classical competition with the highest TV exposure in German countries, remains impressively impartial.
The big prize – for singing – went last night to the unheralded American, Emalie Savoy.
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.