A feast of young singers
The american soprano Nadine Sierra receiving the people’s choice award at “Neue Stimmen” competition sponsored by Bärenreiter
At the prestigious singing competition “Neue Stimmen”, promoted by the Bertelsmann Stiftung biennially in Gütersloh, Bärenreiter-Verlag donated the people’s choice award. The prize, a generous voucher for sheet music, was awarded to American soprano Nadine Sierra (2nd from left in the photo) at the semi-final on 10 October 2013. She won over the audience in the Gütersloh Stadthalle with a performance of the aria “Caro nome” from Verdi’s “Rigoletto”. Nadine Sierra also won one of the three first prizes in the final.
39 finalists from over 1,400 applicants qualified in 22 cities for the final of the international competition, held biennially, a competition which has now launched many great careers.