April

 University Entrance Exams und Auditions with Prof. Klesie Kelly

April 4 - 7, 2019

 

In the Startblock

Musical assistance: Denette Whitter

 

Course fee: 280 €

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 85 € complete course

 

It is becoming more and more difficult for young singers to gain entrance to a music university. Agency auditions also prestn many obstacles for young and inexperienced singers.

 

In this course , Prof. Klesie Kelly offers advice which stem from her many years of experience as a professor, assuring a professional performance at the audition.

 

The course includes:

Repertoire (individual advice)

Curriculum vitae

Clothing

Presentation

Hair style/Makeup

 

The course begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday evening. A meal is included everyday. Participation is limited to 10 singers; each participant receives individual lessons as well as group sessions and a private consultation with Prof. Kelly. The course ends with a public concert.

 

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Vocal Masterclass with Prof. Klesie Kelly      

April 23 - 28, 2019

 

New directions, more success!

Vocal masterclass with Prof. Klesie Kelly

Musical assistance: Denette Whitter

 

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active): 475 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 150 € complete course

 

Prof. Klesie Kelly is one of the most sought after voice teachers of our time. The Opera Academy is proud of the long-standing partnership with her, and is proud to announce that she will be teaching at the Academy again in 2019. Vocal technique as well as interpretation are the main focus of the course. Her many years of stage and teaching experience are invaluable for singers at all levels.

 

The number of active participants is limited: the first qualified applicants will be accepted. Each participant will recieve a lesson daily. Interested singers should provide a short resume and a demo with their application. Singers who are already known to Prof. Kelly or Denette Whitter do not need to provide a recording. The first 10 applicants will be accepted to the course. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert will conclude the course.

 

Registration

 

 



May

 Acting for Singers with stage director Oliver Klöter

May 24 - 26, 2019

 

One, Two, Three, Action!

Muscial assistance: Denette Whitter, Anna Balint

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active): 200 €, including lunch on Saturday

Course fee (passive): 75 € complete course

 

Your acting skills could use work? Not sure how to move on the stage? This course is the right one for you! Stage director Oliver Klöter offers basic as well as advanced acting techniques for singers. Each participant should prepare 2 3 arias, a demo recording is not required. The course begins on Friday at 4 pm and ends Sunday at 2 pm.

 

Acting for Singers II in June continues the work from Acting for Singers I. It is however possible to participate in the second course without having completed the first course.

 

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Role Study „Orfeo“ mit Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

May 28 - June 2, 2019

 

Che farò senza Euridice?
Rollenstudium „Orfeo ed Euridice“
with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

sung in Italien ; Vienna version von 1762

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 425 €

Course fee minor role (active): 175 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 150 € complete course

 

The Academy Director and experienced vocal coach Denette Whitter is proud to offer again this year several opportunities to study standard repertoire roles and perform them concertante.

In this course Christoph Willibald Glucks opera „Orfeo ed Euridice“ will be studied. The course is directed at professional singers as well as voice students. Experienced non-professionals will also be considered. The number of participants is limited. Each participant will receive daily coachings, as well as the possiblity to sing through the complete role.

Interested singers should send a resume with their application form, as well as a current recording, if possible. Please let us know which role you are applying for. Singers who have already been at the Academy do not need to send a recording. The first qualified applicants will be accepted to the course. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert with all the participants will conclude the course.

 

Major Roles:
Orfeo, Mezzosoprano/Alto, Countertenor
Euridice, Soprano

 

Minor Role:
Amore, Soprano*
*for this role it is possible to also study parts of Euridice

 

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June

 

Masterclass „Italienisches Liederbuch“ with Prof. Klesie, Kelly, Prof. Arthur Janzen und Pianist Denette Whitter

 June 11. - 16, 2019

 

Auch kleine Dinge können uns entzücken
Masterclass „Italienisches Liederbuch“ von Hugo Wolf
mit Prof. Klesie Kelly, Prof. Arthur Janzen und Pianistin Denette Whitter   

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active, singer or pianist): 425 €

Course fee (active, Duo): 825 € (+ one registration fee)

Course fee (passive): 150 € complete course

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day

 

Hugo Wolf's wonderful „Italien Songbook“ is one of the most challenging of the German song repertoire. The Academy is proud to offer in 2019 the fantastic opportunity for singers and pianists to study the songs in their entirety with two elite professors and vocal coach Denette Whitter. Professor Klesie Kelly and Professor Arthur Janzen offer technical help, as well as interpretation. The course is geared to professional singers, as well as students and interested amateurs. Song-Duos as well as individual singers and pianists will be accepted.

The number of active participants is limited to 12: the first qualified applicants will be accepted. Each participant will recieve a lesson daily with all the teachers, as well as an open class at the end of the day. Interested singers should provide a short resume and a demo ( a German song ) if possible with their application. Singers who are already known to Prof. Kelly, Prof. Janzen or Denette Whitter do not need to provide a recording. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert with the entire song cycle will conclude the course.

 

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Role Study „Tosca“

mit Tenor Ricardo Tamura und Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

June 18 - 23, 2019

 

E lucevan le stelle
Role Study „Tosca“
mit Tenor Ricardo Tamura und Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

sung in Italien

 

Registration fee: 50 €

 

Course fee major role (active): 500 €

Course fee middle role (active): 375 €

Course fee minor role (active): 175 €

Course fee (passive): 150 € complete course

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day

 

The Academy Director and experienced vocal coach Denette Whitter is proud to offer again this year several opportunities to study standard repertoire roles and perform them concertante. For this course it is a special pleasure that Tenor Ricardo Tamura will also be teaching. He has sung Cavaradossi at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as well as may other international opera houses.

 

In this course PucciniÄs opera „Tosca“ will be studied. The course is directed at professional singers as well as qualified voice students. Experienced non-professionals will also be considered. The number of participants is limited. Each participant will receive daily coachings, as well as the possiblity to sing through the complete role.

 

Interested singers should send a resume with their application form, as well as a current recording, if possible. Please let us know which role you are applying for. Singers who have already been at the Academy do not need to send a recording. The first qualified applicants will be accepted to the course. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert with all the participants will conclude the course.

 

The Roles:

Major Roles
Floria Tosca, Soprano

Mario Cavaradossi, Tenor
Baron Scarpia, Baritone

Middle Roles
Cesare Angelotti/Sagrestano/Sciarrone/Un Carceriere, Baritone/Bass

 

Minor Role:
Spoletta, Tenor

 

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Acting for Singers with stage director Oliver Klöter

June 28  - 30, 2019

One, Two, Three, Action!

Muscial assistance: Denette Whitter, Anna Balint

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active): 200 €, including lunch on Saturday

Course fee (passive): 75 € complete course

 

Your acting skills could use work? Not sure how to move on the stage? This course is the right one for you! Stage director Oliver Klöter offers basic as well as advanced acting techniques for singers. Each participant should prepare 2 3 arias, a demo recording is not required. The course begins on Friday at 4 pm and ends Sunday at 2 pm.

 

Acting for Singers II in June continues the work from Acting for Singers I. It is however possible to participate in the second course without having completed the first course.

Registration

 



July

Boot Camp „Opera" mit Prof. Arthur Janzen, Regisseur Oliver Klöter und Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

Juny 16 - 21, 2019

 

Let's get to work!
Boot Camp „Opera“

 

intensive Work on Audition Arias

with Prof. Arthur Janzen, vocla technique 
Oliver Klöter, acting, audition training, staging 
Denette Whitter, vocal coaching

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active, singer or pianist): 575 €

Course fee (passive): 150 € complete course

Course fee (passive): 35 €per day

 

Intensive Week: Voice – Body Work – Auditioning

Vocal technique in combination with musical and scenic expression. Three highly qualified course lecturers work together in individual lessons as well as group trainings on the complete package of the singing actor.

The number of active participants is limited to 10: the first qualified applicants will be accepted. Each participant will recieve 3 individual lessons daily with all the teachers, as well as an acting class and audition training at the end of the day. Interested singers should provide a short resume and a demo if possible with their application. Singers who are already known to Prof. Janzen, Oliver Klöter or Denette Whitter do not need to provide a recording. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert will conclude the course.

 

 

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Role Study staged „Hänsel und Gretel“

 July 23 - August 4, 2019

 

Brüderlein, komm tanz mit mir
Staged Role Study „Hänsel und Gretel“
Termin: 23. Juli - 04. August 2019

 

The application deadline is June 1, 2019
Hänsel und Gretel of Engelbert Humperdinck

 

Sung in German

Stage Direction: Oliver Klöter


Musical Direction: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 675 €

Course fee middle role (active): 500 €

Course fee minor role (active): 350 €

Course fee (passive): 150 € complete course

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day

 

It is always difficult to learn a complete opera role alone. And it is becoming even more important to have performed roles on the resume for agents and theaters. The opera Academy is offering again in 2019 the possibility of a fully staged repertoire opera. With stage director Oliver Klöter and vocal coach Denette Whitter you have the chance to prepare and perform the role musically and scenically.

 

The course will end with two fully staged performances on the stage in the castle courtyard. The number of active participants is limited to 12: each Role will be double cast. th Interested singers should provide a short resume and a demo (an aria in german) if possible with their application,, as well as a recommendation from their voice teacher or coach. Singers who are already known to Oliver Klöter or Denette Whitter do not need to provide a recording. The selection of the cast will be made six weeks before the course begins.

 

The Roles:

Major Roles:
Hänsel, Mezzosoprano
Gretel, Soprano

Middle Roles:

Peter, Besenbinder: Baritono
Gertrud, sein Weib: Soprano/Mezzosoprano
Die Knusperhexe, Mezzosopran/oTenor

Minor Roles: (*with additional acting parts)

Sandmännchen/Taumännchen: Soprano

 

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August

Jubiläums-Konzert 15 Jahre Opernakademie

11. August 2019


Vocal Masterclass with Allison Oakes

August 13 - 18, 2019

 

New directions, more success!

Vocal masterclass with Allison Oakes

Musical assistance: Denette Whitter

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active): 475 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 150 € complete course

Allison Oakes is not only one of the most currently sought after sopranos, she is also a secret tip among voice teachers.Opera Academy is proud to announce that she will be teaching at the Academy again in 2019. Vocal technique as well as interpretation are the main focus of the course. Her many years of stage and teaching experience are invaluable for singers at all levels.

 

The number of active participants is limited: the first qualified applicants will be accepted. Each participant will recieve a lesson daily, as well a coaching with Denette Whitter. Interested singers should provide a short resume and a demo with their application. Singers who are already known to Ms. Oakes or Denette Whitter do not need to provide a recording. The first 10 applicants will be accepted to the course. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert will conclude the course.

 

Registration

 


Vocal Masterclass with Olga Bezsmertna

August 20 – 25, 2019

 

New directions, more success!

Vocal masterclass with Olga Bezsmertna

Musical assistance: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active): 475 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 150 € complete course

 

The Opera Academy is proud to announce that soprano Olga Bezsmertna will be giving a masterclass for the first time in 2019. The focus of the course will be russian vocal technique, with a particular emphasis on repertoire. Each participant should prepare 3 – 5 arias or songs, with a focus on Mozart and russian composers.

 

The number of active participants is limited: the first qualified applicants will be accepted. Each participant will recieve a lesson daily, as well as coachings with Denette Whitter. Interested singers should provide a short resume and a demo with their application. Singers who are already known to Ms. Bezsmertna or Denette Whitter do not need to provide a recording. The first 10 applicants will be accepted to the course. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert will conclude the course.

 

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Role Study „Fidelio“              

August 27 - September 1, 2019

 

Es ist so wunderbar
Role Study concertante „Fidelio“
with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

Sung in German, with some Dialog

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 475 €

Course fee middle role (active): 375 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 150 € complete course

 

The Academy Director and experienced vocal coach Denette Whitter is proud to offer again this year several opportunities to study standard repertoire roles and perform them concertante.

In this course Ludwig van Beethoven's opera „Fidelio“ will be studied. The course is directed at professional singers as well as voice students. Experienced non-professionals will also be considered. The number of participants is limited. Each participant will receive daily coachings, as well as the possiblity to sing through the complete role.

Interested singers should send a resume with their application form, as well as a current recording, if possible. Please let us know which role you are applying for. Singers who have already been at the Academy do not need to send a recording. The first qualified applicants will be accepted to the course. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert with all the participants will conclude the course.

 

The Roles:

Major Roles:
Leonore, Soprano
Florestan, Tenor
Marzelline, Soprano
Rocco, Bass
Don Pizarro/Don Fernando, Baritone

Middle
Role:
Jaquino, Tenor

 

Registration

 



September

Role Study „Die Fledermaus“;

September 3 – 8, 2019

 

Im Feuerstrom der Reben
Role Study concertante
„Die Fledermaus“
mit Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

Sung in German, without Dialog

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 475 €

Course fee middle role (active): 400 €

Course fee minor role (active): 175 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 150 € complete course

 

The Academy Director and experienced vocal coach Denette Whitter is proud to offer again this year several opportunities to study standard repertoire roles and perform them concertante.

 

In this course Johann Strauss's operetta „Die Fledermaus“ will be studied. The course is directed at professional singers as well as voice students. Experienced non-professionals will also be considered. The number of participants is limited. Each participant will receive daily coachings, as well as the possiblity to sing through the complete role.

Interested singers should send a resume with their application form, as well as a current recording, if possible. Please let us know which role you are applying for. Singers who have already been at the Academy do not need to send a recording. The first qualified applicants will be accepted to the course. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert with all the participants will conclude the course.

 

The Roles:

Major Roles:
Gabriel von Eisenstein: Tenor/high Baritone
Rosalinde: Soprano
Frank: Baritone/Bass
Prinz Orlofsky, Mezzosopran
Dr. Falke, Baritone
Adele: Soprano

Middle Roles:
Alfred: Tenor
Ida: Soprano/Mezzosoprano

Small Role:
Dr. Blind: Tenor (This role can be combined with Alfred.)

 

Registration

 

 


Vocal Masterclass with Yamina Maamar

September 10 – 15, 2019

 

New directions, more success!

 

Vocal masterclass with Yamina Maamar

Musical assistance: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active): 475 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 150 € complete course

 

The opera Academy is proud that Yamina Maamar will be giving a masterclass for the second time in 2019. Vocal technique is in focus, as well as repertoire. Each participant should prepare 3 – 5 arias or songs, also oratorio from memory.

 


The number of active participants is limited: the first qualified applicants will be accepted. Each participant will recieve a lesson daily, as well as coaching with Denette Whitter. Interested singers should provide a short resume and a demo with their application. Singers who are already known to Ms. Maamar or Denette Whitter do not need to provide a recording. The first 10 applicants will be accepted to the course. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert will conclude the course.sen.

 

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Role Study concertante „Idomeneo“

September 24 – 29, 2019

 

Mozart, Mozart, Mozart

Role Study „Idomeneo, Re di Creta“

 

with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 475 €

Course fee middle role (active): 400 €

Course fee minor role (active): 175 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 150 € complete course

 

The Academy Director and experienced vocal coach Denette Whitter is proud to offer again this year several opportunities to study standard repertoire roles and perform them concertante.

 

In this course Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera „Idomeneo“ will be studied. The course is directed at professional singers as well as voice students. Experienced non-professionals will also be considered. The number of participants is limited. Each participant will receive daily coachings, as well as the possiblity to sing through the complete role.

 

Interested singers should send a resume with their application form, as well as a current recording, if possible. Please let us know which role you are applying for. Singers who have already been at the Academy do not need to send a recording. The first qualified applicants will be accepted to the course. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert (without recitative) with all the participants will conclude the course.

 

The Roles:

Major Roles:

Idomeno, Tenor

Idamantes, Mezzosoprano/Tenor

Ilia, Soprano

Elettra, Soprano

Middle Role

Arbace/Gran Sacerdote di Nettuno, Tenor

Small Role

La Voce, Bass

 

Registration

 



October


Role Study „Elias“ mit Denette Whitter

October 8 - 13, 2019

 

Höre, Israel
Role Study
 „Elias“, sung in German 
with
 Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 425 €

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day / 150 € complete course

 

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys Oratorio „Elias“ belongs to the standard church concert repertoire and offers wonderful arias and ensembles for all solo voices. All of the solo roles will be coached and rehearsed in this course. Performance practice and Diction will be particularly emphasized. The roles can be double cast: every particpiant will receive the opportunity to sing the complete role in the course. For the final concert the roles will be fairly divided among the participants.

The number of active participants is limited: the first qualified applicants will be accepted. A demo recording is not required. Passive participation is also possible. A public concert with all the participants will conclude the course.

Soprano (Die Witwe, Der Engel, Der Knabe, as well as all solos)
Mezzosoprano/Alto (Ein Engel, Die Königin, as well as all solos)
Tenor (Obadjah, Ahab, as well as all solos)
Baritone/Bass (Elias, as well as all solos)

 

Registration