The results of the Wagner Stimmen Wettbewerb in 2015:
1st Prize: Kirstin Sharpin
2nd Prize: Kathleen Parker (Juhuu!)
3rd Prize: Marina Harris
Audience Prize: Kathleen Parker (Juhuu!)
A seriously awesome evening at the Baadisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Thanks to the staff at the Theater, the Richard Wagner Verbände in Karlsruhe and Berlin, and to the enthusiastic audience for cheering so unbelievably loudly and then almost unanimously voting for me!
I’m ready to get out there and get singing again after taking almost 2 years off to raise my lovely baby daughter. I am stronger and fitter than ever, and I wonder if the results of this competition might bring some exciting projects my way. Let’s hope so. I am open for anything, universe!
The finalists were all in terrific spirits backstage and we had a lot of fun, which was refreshing – competition vibes are not always quite so jovial. So thanks, finalists, and here’s to antipodean singers bringing it! (Ms. Sharpin is a Kiwi).