March

 

Bel Canto, Bel Canto, Bel Canto

 

Vocal Masterclass with Capucine Chiaudani

 

March 3 - 8,  2020

 

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 welcome soprano Capucine Chiaudani in 2020. Bel Canto repertoire and vocal technique are the main focus of the course. Her many years of stage and teaching experience are invaluable for singers at all levels. Each singer should prepare 3 – 5 songs and/or arias in italian. 

 

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

 

Lessons can be taught in German, English and Italian.

 

www.capucinechiaudani.com

 

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Role Study „Der Freischütz“ 

 

mit Bass Dirk Aleschus and Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

 

March 10 – 15, 2020

 

 sung in German, optional Dialogs 

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 525 €

Course fee middle role (active): 475 €

Course fee minor role (active): 225 €

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 Bass Dirk Aleschus will also be coaching the participants. His experience in German repertoire has led him to many international opera houses.

 

In this course Weber's opera „Der Freischütz“ 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 or are known to the course directors do not need to send a recording.he 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
Agathe: Soprano

 Ännchen: Soprano

Max: Tenor

Kaspar: Bass/Bassbaritone

Middle Roles

Kuno/Ein Eremit: Bass/Bassbariton



Minor Role:

Ottokar/Kilian: Bariton

 

 

Course languages: German and English

 

 

 

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APRIL

New Directions, more success!

Vocal Masterclass with Prof. Klesie Kelly

 

April 14 – 19, 2020

 

 

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 2020. 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 receive 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.


Course languages: German and English

 

 

 

 

 

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 In the Startblock

University Entrance Exams und Auditions „Boot Camp“ 

with Prof. Klesie Kelly, Stage Director Oliver Klöter and Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

 

April 21 – 26, 2020

 

 

Course fee: 625 €

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 present many obstacles for young and inexperienced singers. 

 

In this course, Prof. Klesie Kelly offers technical advice which stems from her many years of experience as a professor, assuring a professional performance at the audition. Stage director Oliver Klöter will work on the acting aspect, and vocal coach Denette Whitter will focus on correct diction and musical style.

 

The course includes:

 

Repertoire (individual advice)

Curriculum vitae

Clothing

Presentation

Hair style/Makeup

Acting

Musical style

 

The course begins on Tuesday 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.

 

 

Course languages: German and English

 

 

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MAY/JUNE

 Curtain up!

Acting for Singers

with stage director Oliver Klöter and vocal coach Denette Whitter

 

May 21 – 24, 2020

 

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active): 275 €

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 will also receive individuell musical coaching with vocal coach Denette Whitter. Each participant should prepare 2-3 arias, a demo recording is not required. The course begins on Thursday at 3 pm and ends Sunday at 1 pm.

 

Course languages: German and English

 

 

 

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New directions, more success!

Vocal masterclass with Ricardo Tamura

 

June 2 - 7, 2020

 

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 Tenor Ricardo tamura will be teaching at the Academy again in 2020. Vocal technique as well as repertoire and role interpretation are the main focus of the course. His many years of stage and teaching experience are invaluable for singers at all levels. Each participant should prepare 3 – 4 arias or songs. 


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 Ricardo Tamura 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.


Course languages: German, English, Italian, Portuguese

 

 

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Role Study concertante „Idomeneo“

June 9 – 14, 2020

 

Mozart, Mozart, Mozart
Role Study
 „Idomeneo, Re di Creta“

 

with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 500 €

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

 

 

Course languges: German, English

 

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July/AUGUST

Role Study concertante „Rigoletto“

July 21 -26, 2020

 

sung in Italian

 

with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 550 €

Course fee middle role (active): 400 €

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 Giuseppe Verdi's opera „Rigoletto“ 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:
Duke of Mantua, Tenor


Rigoletto, Baritone


Gilda/Countess Ceprano/Page: Soprano


Sparafucile/Count Ceprano/Monterone: Bass/Bassbaritone

Middle Roles:


Maddalena/Giovanna: Mezzosoprano

 

Marullo: Baritone

 

Borsa: Tenor

Course languges: German, English

 

 

 

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Broadway and Beyond

Musical Masterclass with Marc Garcia

 

August 4 - 9, 2020

 

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 welcome tenor Marc Garcia in 2020. He is one of the leading musical theater voice teachers in Germany. Each participant should prepare 3 – 5 songs, at least two in German. 


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


Lessons can be taught in German or English.


www.marc-garcia.de



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August

Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour

Role Study fully staged „Les contes d'Hoffmann“

 

August 10 – 23, 2020

Registration is due July 1

 

Les contes d'Hoffmann von Jacques Offenbach

Sung in French
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 2020 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 fully staged.

The course will end with two 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. 

 

Die Rollen in der Übersicht:

Major Roles


Hoffmann: Tenor


Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia/Stella: Soprano


Lindorf/Coppelius/Dapertutto/Dr. Mirakel: Baritone /Bass)


Andreas/Cochenile/Franz/Pitichinaccio: Tenor


Niklaus/Stimme der Mutter: Mezzosoprano

Middle Roles


Nathanael/Spalanzani: Tenor


Hermann/Schlemihl: Baritone


Luther/Crespel: Bass/Baritone


*Olympia: Koloratursoprano


*Antonia: Soprano


*Giulietta; Soprano

 

* subject to agreement

 

Course languages: German and English

 

 

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Vocal Masterclass with Prof. Yamina Maamar

September 8 – 13, 2020

 

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 Prof. Yamina Maamar will be returning for a masterclass in 2020. 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.

 

 

Course languages: German and English

 

 

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Gebt mir meinem Jesum wieder!

Role Study „Matthäus-Passion“

mit Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

 

Termin: 23. - 27. September 2020

 

sung in German

Anmeldegebühr: 50,-€ 

Kursgebühr grosse Partie (aktiv): 475,- EUR

Kursgebühr (passiv): 150,- EUR
oder Kursgebühr (passiv): 35,- EUR pro Tag

 

Johann Sebastian Bach's Oratorio „Matthäus-Passion“ 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: Arias, Magd, Frau des Pilatus

Alto: Arias, Eine Zeugin

Tenor: Evangelist, Arias, ein Zeuge

Bass: Arias, Petrus, Judas, Hoherpriester, 1. Priester, 2. Priester, Pilatus


Course languages: German and English

 

 

 

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September/  October/       NOVEMBER

Role Study „Der Wildschütz 

mit Bass Dirk Aleschus and Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

September 29 – October 4, 2020

 

 

sung in German, optional Dialogs 

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 525 €

Course fee middle role (active): 475 €

Course fee minor role (active): 225 €

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 Bass Dirk Aleschus (Baculus ist a particularly favorite role) will also be coaching the participants. His experience in German repertoire has led him to many international opera houses. 

 

In this course Lortzing's opera „Der Wildschütz“ 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 or are known to the course directors do not need to send a recording.he 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


Graf von Ebersbach: Bariton

Baron Kronthal: Tenor

Baronin Freimann: Sopran

Baculus: Bass 

Middle Roles


Die Gräfin: Mezzosopran/Alt

Gretchen: Sopran

Pankratius: Bass 

Minor Role:


Nanette: Mezzosopran

 

 

Course languages: German and English

 

 

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Boot Camp „Opera" with Prof. Arthur Janzen, Stage Director Oliver Klöter und Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

October 6 – 11, 2020

 

Let's get to work!
Boot Camp „Opera“


intensive Work on Audition Arias

with Prof. Arthur Janzen, vocal 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 „Die Fledermaus“

November 3 – 8, 2020

 

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, Mezzosoprano 
Dr. Falke, Baritone
Adele: Soprano

Alfred/Dr. Blind: Tenor

Middle Roles:
Ida: Soprano/Mezzosoprano (For this role it is possible to study Adele or Orlofsky as well.)

 

 


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