The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Stella Maris International Vocal Competition

2010-11-06 - 2010-11-15

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The Metropolitan Opera Guild, in cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, is pleased to be able to offer a path to discovering a new star.

The Stella Maris International Vocal Competition 2010 under the artistic direction of Michael Schade is taking place aboard The World’s Most Beautiful Yacht. This unique vocal competition was established by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises with the aim of promoting young singers. Eight gifted up-and-coming artists from world-renowned opera houses will take to the stage in front of an expert jury and the ship's guests. Over the course of four concerts, the talented singers will perform musical works in the categories of opera, lieder, and oratorio. To succeed in winning the grand prize of 15,000 euros and the opportunity to make a CD for Deutsche Grammophon, they will have to convince the audience that they deserve this honor. You, too, could support the jury when it comes to selecting a winner—your voice counts!

Since 2001, the Berlitz Cruise Guide has rated MS Europa as the world’s best cruise ship. With her 204 all-suite accommodation, award-winning service, and her exceptional blend of luxury and spaciousness in intimate surroundings, she is the best ship in the world. With a Six Star Diamond Award from both the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and the Fielding’s Guide to Luxury Cruises, MS Europa sets worldwide standards—in cruising, and in classical music.

MS EUROPA departs Istanbul/Turkey on November 6, 2010, and arrives Aqaba/Jordan on November 15, 2010 (via Antalya/Turkey, Paphos/Cyprus, Tartus/Syria, Beirut/Lebanon, Port Said and Hurghada/Egypt); duration of the cruise: 9 days. Prices start at $6,570 p. p. (Price applies to a suite of Category 0, double occupancy. Accommodation will be provided in a suite of Category 1 to 7, subject to availability.)  

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