Who will be Meistersinger 2018
The singing competition, "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", is aimed at singers, who already have professional experience, or are enrolled at a music conservatory.
The second international singing competition “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” (master singers of Nuremberg) will take place in Summer 2018 after the great success of its first edition in 2016. This new competition attracted enormous interest the first time, when over 500 singers took part and we were able to listen to nearly half of them live in the international preliminary rounds in Toronto, Moscow, Stockholm, Paris, Hamburg and Nuremberg. The top 80 were then invited to Nuremberg to participate in the actual competition to win the coveted award in front of the high-calibre jury and an enthusiastic audience.
The competition, which is funded exclusively by patrons, sponsors and supporters, is international and, with the second focus on the German subject, certainly plugs a gap in the competition landscape. The expert judging panel, led by the famous Wagnerian tenor Professor Siegfried Jerusalem, will guarantee the quality of the competitors.
The festive final and the award ceremony with the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg (Nuremberg State Philharmonic), which is conducted by Marcus Bosch, the General Music Director, will be held in the opera house and is open to the public. To top the event off in splendid style, a free open-air-concert featuring all the prize-winners and the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg will take place on 26th July 2018 in the main square in the heart of the Meistersinger city, in cooperation with the cultural department of the city of Nuremberg. “This event is win-win for everyone, and we can really use the “Meistersinger” image to showcase Nuremberg’s high level of culture. The competition also highlights the great ability and flexibility of the Staatsphilharmonie and the opera house, and once again emphasises the city’s role as a major cultural destination.” (Nürnberger Nachrichten)