Welcome to change.story – the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s digital magazine. Our first issue is dedicated to the “Neue Stimmen” International Singing Competition. Join mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Karyazina, who took fifth place at “Neue Stimmen” 2011, to learn more about the fascinating world of opera, including what the competition means for the Russian singer today. The magazine’s articles offer an informative, behind-the-scenes look at various “Neue Stimmen” events. So keep reading – and let yourself be inspired by one of the world’s most important singing competitions.