First Round
Day 1


Mi 1. 3. 2023
10.15 Uhr
Alter Saal (Theater Heidelberg)
Wettbewerb "Das Lied"

From a total of 131 applications from all over the world, 38 singers and 33 piano partners were admitted to participate in the Heidelberger Frühling Wettbewerb “Das Lied”. They come from 20 different nations from five continents, from Italy to South Korea, Australia and USA to Brazil.

With selected songs by Aribert Reimann, Franz Schubert and Viktor Ullmann, they will present their skills on Day 1 of the First Round of the competition, which will continue on Day 2 on March 2. The Semifinal will be held on March 3 and the Final and Prize Ceremony on March 5.

The artists will be judged by a top-class jury chaired by competition founder Thomas Quasthoff. The winners will receive prize money and performance opportunities.

With the Competition Pass all rounds and the prize ceremony of the competition can be visited. For each day there are also day tickets available.

Admission is free for students, trainees and pupils. All competition rounds will be broadcast via free livestream on Facebook and the website.

Procedure First Round – Day 1:
Opening of hall: 9.45 a.m. (free choice of seats)
Start of First Round: 10.15 a.m.
Lunch break: 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
End: approx. 5.45 p.m.



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