Experience an unforgettable occasion and listen to the voices of talented young singers from famous opera houses as they compete in the “Stella Maris International Vocal Competition” on board the EUROPA, and choose your personal favourite among these young hopefuls to win the competition.
When eight world-renowned opera houses recommend their greatest young singers for the Stella Maris International Vocal Competition, you can look forward to music of the highest calibre on board the EUROPA and vote to decide who should receive the Audience Award. Competing against one another on three concert evenings in the genres of opera, oratorios and lieder, these up-and-coming opera singers demonstrate just why the Oper Frankfurt, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Lyric Opera of Chicago value and promote their talent.
Jury chairman Michael Schade, foto Hapag Lloyd
Leading tenor, chamber music singer, and classical music connoisseur – as artistic director of the Stella Maris musical cruise, Michael Schade is a man of many talents. Something that benefits both the jury and competitors. The world-famous lyric tenor has performed at opera houses including the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera and Milan’s La Scala.
Winner 2015, Baritone Will Liverman
Each year, the best in their field join Michael Schade, tasked with discovering and rewarding the greatest young talents.
Barcelona – Gran Canaria
One Audience Award, three Jury Awards and masses of emotion: the Stella Maris International Vocal Competition gives winners every year a reason to celebrate: a cash prize of 15,000 euros for the Audience Award, coveted guest appearances at international opera houses, plus a test recording with Deutsche Grammophon make this prestigious singing competition so interesting.