About the series

Young Singers Project

With the Young Singers Project the Salzburg Festival has created a high-powered platform for the promotion of young singers, which this year can already look back on 13 successful years and has been supported for several years by the Kühne Foundation who is also a main sponsor of the Salzburg Festival.

Young singers are selected through international auditions and thanks to the scholarship the participants receive advanced training during the Festival, which does not only include musical education and repertoire expansion, but also staging, language coaching, Lied interpretation as well as the opportunity to work with Festival artists and to attend rehearsals. The master classes and the clear practical connection with the Festival make the YSP an educational programme that has become an international benchmark and model.

The participants of the Young Singers Project perform in the world premiere of the opera for children Vom Stern, der nicht leuchten konnte by Elisabeth Naske and Ela Baumann and also appear in the YCA concerts as well as in further Festival productions during the 2021 season. In a final concert they present themselves to the public.