Only one of the Neue Stimmen is German

The winners of the ‘new voices’ Bertlesmann international singing competition were announced last night.

They are:

1st prize,  €15,000: Svetlina Stoyanova, Mezzo-Soprano (Bulgaria, born in 1991)
2nd prize, €10,000: Emily D’Angelo, Mezzo-Soprano (Canada, born in 1994)
3rd prize,    €5,000: Zlata Khershberg, Mezzo-Soprano (Russia, born 1990)
1st prize,  €15,000: Cho ChanHee, Bass (South Korea, born in 1992)
2nd prize, €10,000: Johannes Kammler, Baritone (Germany, born in 1988)
3rd prize,    €5,000: Mingjie Lei, Tenor (China, born in 1988)

Neue Stimmen was once a springboard for such careers as Christiane Karg, Nathalie Stutzmann, Marina Rebeka, Michael Volle and René Pape.

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  • AB says:

    And who is German among them? Johannes Kammler is from Salzburg, Austria.

  • Suzanne says:

    More to the point, he is a wonderful, intelligent singer. Congratulations Johannes!

  • Bruce says:

    Is there some reason Germans are supposed to win this contest? Or is it just a case of moaning similar to when a non-Pole wins the Chopin, or a non-Russian wins the Tchaikovsky?

  • Geoff says:

    Emily D’Angelo joins the ranks of fine Canadian artists. We are not all “lumberjacks and I don’t care”.

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