Opera singer Nina Stemme knows the stage of the Vienna Opera very well. She stood on it more than 20 times as Senta in the “Flying Dutchman”. “Her skill, her passion, her talent for a fascinating art form create very special moments”, says the nomination letter of the European Cultural Forum.
The Grande Dame of the Opera, Christa Ludwig, presented the award and went into raptures: “She is the greatest dramatic soprano of our time. She does not have to play Prima Donna. She is Prima Donna. That’s the great thing about her, that despite great successes all over the world, she has not lost her humanity and truthfulness.”