Only one of the Neue Stimmen is German
The winners of the ‘new voices’ Bertlesmann international singing competition were announced last night.
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.