The results are in for Neue Stimmen, the televised German competition that bills itself as the world’s biggest. The jury split on the women and decided to share the full first prize between two sopranos – an Australian, Nicole Car and an American, Nadine Sierra. Third was the Russian, Kristina Mkhitaryan.
(Bad night for mezzos.)
The men’s mastersingers were:
1 Myong-Hyun Lee (South Korea)
2 Oleg Tibulco (Moldova)
3 Oleksandr Kyreiev (Ukraine)
(Wo sind die Deutschen? Has Italy run out of tenors?) UPDATE: More from the jury room.
Judges Dominique Meyer and Liz Mohn with the winners. Photo: Jan Voth