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Final Concert of the National Song Contest
Mon, 07. Dec 2020, 19:00

49th National Singing Competition takes place despite Corona

Finalkonzert / Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin
Finalkonzert / Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin

Up to and including 1 October, young singers could apply to participate in the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang (National Singing Competition), which this year is looking for young talents in the categories opera, operetta and concert. From 20 October, pre-selections will take place in eight towns throughout Germany, where participants can sing their way to the final rounds. German citizenship is a prerequisite for Europe's largest national singing competition, but EU citizens and Swiss citizens from German universities and all other citizens with a German school-leaving certificate can also apply. In addition to the prospect of starting their careers, candidates can expect to receive prize money totalling around 50,000 euros.

The Bundeswettbewerb Gesang, which plays an important role in the promotion of young talent for German-speaking theatres, is now taking place for the 49th time. The main objectives of the competition are networking, promoting and making visible as yet unknown artists. Two renowned sopranos, Camilla Nylund and Deborah Polaski, complete the jury. They will attend the final rounds together with representatives of renowned theatres.

At the end of the competition, the best young singers will present the highlights of their programme in two concerts at prominent Berlin stages: the prizewinners’ concert of the junior competition (17-22 years) will take place on 6 December, the final concert of the main competition (23-30 years) on 7 December. Annette Dasch will present the final concert; the musical director will be Patrick Lange. For the first time in the history of the competition, the final concerts will be made accessible via livestream. This is not only a reaction of the organisers to the reduced number of available seats in the halls, but also allows a wider audience of experts to access the final concerts with the digital version.

Patron of the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang is the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Within our opera house it is mandatory to wear a mouth and nose cover. The obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover also applies to your seat, so that even if the minimum distance between seats is slightly reduced, the necessary protection against infection is maintained.

During the performances, there will again be interval catering - naturally within the rules of hygiene, distance and infection protection: You can enjoy your orders at restaurant tables and bar tables in the foyers. We recommend that you reserve your seats in advance of your visit. The catering team looks forward to your reservation at www.rdo-berlin.de or by telephone +49 (0)30 343 84 670, please pay in advance.