Who will be Meister­singer 2016

The singing competition, "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", is aimed at singers, who already have professional experience, or are enrolled at a music conservatory.

Impressionen des Finales

The magazine with all the information about the competition, the jury and of course all contestants of the singing competition DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG 2016!


Dr. Ulrich Maly, Mayor of Nuremberg

The Jury

A distinguished international jury has been put together for the "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 2016" singing competition; the president of the jury is Professor Siegfried Jerusalem.

President of the jury

Artistic Director of the Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg

General Manager of Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm

Artistic Director of the Young Artists Program, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

General Director Canadian Opera Company, Toronto

General Manager Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf

Chairman of the Richard-Wagner-Verband (Richard Wagner Association), Nuremberg

President of Warner Classics, Paris

Opera manager / great-granddaughter of Richard

Artistic Director of the La Fenice Theatre

Artistic Director of the Nuremburg National Theatre


Overall Category:

1st Prize: 10,000 EUR Stadt Nürnberg
2nd Prize: 6,000 EUR GfK (consumer research association)
3rd Prize: 4,000 EUR Private Sponsor

German Category:

1st Prize: 10,000 EUR Gerhard and Caroline Wöhrl
2nd Prize: 6,000 EUR Marcel and Marco Megerle
3rd Prize: 4,000 EUR KPMG Bayerische Treuhandgesellschaft

Sponsored Prize Freunde der Staatsoper Nürnberg e.V

Young Artists Prize of the "Fürst Unternehmensgruppe"

Richard-Wagner-Verband Nürnberg Prize

Audience Prize

International Pre-Selections

International pre-selections for the singing contest "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" 2016 will take place in selected locations in North and South America, Asia and Europe between February and April 2016. Current pre-selections are planned in:

Stockholm (3rd February 2016)

Paris (1st and 2nd March 2016)

Moscow (9th and 10th March 2016)

Shenzhen (16th March 2016)

Hamburg (29th and 30th March 2016)

São Paulo (4th and 5th April 2016)

Toronto (7th and 8th April 2016)

Nuremberg (9th and 10th May 2016)

(Dates are subject to changes.)

Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm
Royal Swedish Opera


Canadian Opera company, Toronto
Canadian Opera company


P. I. Tschaikowsky-Conservatory, Moscow
Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory


Laeiszhalle, Hamburg


Théatre des Champs Elysées, Paris
Théatre des Champs Elysées


Theatro Municipal de São Paulo
Theatro Municipal

São Paulo

Hamburgische Staatsoper
Hamburgische Staatsoper