New Paths, new Success!

Course Program 2021

 

July 6 - 11 Masterclass "Style and Interpretation in Opera and Art Song" with Maestro Prof. Helge Dorsch

July 27 - August 1 Vocal Masterclass with Tenor Ricardo Tamura

August 2 - 6  „Sofie and the Monster“: Summer Theater Fun for Kids with Karin B. Friedli and Denette Whitter

August 10 - 15 Broadway and Beyond: Musicalmasterclass with Marc Garcia

August 24 - 29  „Idomeneo“ von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Role Study with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

August 31 - September 05 Vocal Masterclass with Prof. Yamina Maamar

September 14 - 19 Vocal Masterclass with Bass Raymond Modesti

September 21 - 26  „Der Wildschütz“ von Albert Lortzing, Rollenstudium mit Vocal Coach Denette Whitter und Tenor Jeff Martin 

September 28 - Oktober 03 Vocal Masterclass with Prof. Klesie Kelly                                                       

Oktober 05 - 10 "Boot Camp" with Prof. Arthur Janzen, Stage Director Oliver Klöter und Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

November 17 -21  "Messiah" Role Study mit Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

 

2022:

January 25 - 30 "Die Fledermaus" Role Study with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter


July

New paths, new success!

Style and Interpretation in Opera & Song.  Vocal Master Class with Maestro Helge Dorsch

 

Date: 06. – 11. Juli  2021

 

Répétiteur: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: 50,-EUR
Course fee (active): 495,- EUR
Course fee (passive): 150,- EUR whole course
Course fee (passive): 35,- EUR per day

 

For the first time, the Opera Academy Schloss Henfenfeld is delighted to host internationally renowned conductor Helge Dorsch.  Maestro Dorsch will focus on assisting singers in both their interpretation and auditioning skills.  Each participation should prepare 3-4 memorised arias.

Mr Dorsch has worked with some of the biggest and most important names in the industry and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. In addition to his skills as a conductor, his master classes and courses for singers are well attended and in demand throughout the world.
Each singer receives daily instruction and the number of active participants is limited to ten.  Interested singers should include a brief resume and recent audio/video sample with their application - the quality of the recording is not important.  No audio sample is required from singers already known to Maestro Dorsch or Opera Academy Director Denette Whitter.
The first 10 qualified participants will be admitted.  There is also the option of passive participation.  A public concert featuring participants will be held within the Red Hall of the Castle at the conclusion of the course.

 

www.helgedorsch.com

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August


New paths, new success!

Singing Master Course with Ricardo Tamura

 

Date: 27. July - 01. August 2021

 

Répétiteur: Denette Whitter

 

 

Registration fee: 50,-EUR

Course fee (active): 495,- EUR
Course fee (passive): 150,- EUR whole course
Course fee (passive): 35,- EUR per day

 

The Opera Academy is pleased to welcome internationally renowned tenor Ricardo Tamura.  Making his second appearance as guest lecturer in Henfenfeld, Mr Tamura’s master course will focus on singing technique and repertoire.  Each participant should bring 3-4 memorised arias.

 

Maestro Tamura has a wealth of experience, having performed at many of the world’s biggest and most important houses - including a standing ovation from the audience at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, following his critically lauded debut as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca.

Interested singers should include a brief resume and recent audio/video sample with their application - the quality of the recording is not important. No audio sample is required from singers already known to Maestro Dorsch or Opera Academy Director Denette Whitter. The first 10 qualified participants will be admitted. There is also the option of passive participation. A final public concert featuring participants will be held within the Red Hall of the Castle at the conclusion of the concert.

 



 
Course languages: German, English, Italian, Portuguese 

 


 

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Broadway and Beyond

 

Music Theater Master Course with Marc Garcia

 

Date: 10. – 15.  August 2021

 

Répétiteur: Denette Whitter

 

 


Registration fee: 50,- EUR
Course fee (active): 495,- EUR
Course fee (passive): 150,- EUR whole course
Course fee (passive): 35,- EUR per day

 

 

The Opera Academy goes Broadway! Marc Garcia is recognized and respected as one of the leading vocal teachers in musical theater in Germany, and the Opera Academy is very pleased to have him as a course instructor for the first time. Each participant is expected to prepare 3-5 songs, with at least 2 in German.

The number of active participants is limited to 10. Everyone will receive daily lessons, as well as additional lesson with Opera Academy Director Denette Whitter.  Interested singers should include a short resume and a recent audio sample with their application.  The quality/length of the recording is not important. No audition sample is required from singers already known to Marc Garcia or Opera Academy Director Denette Whitter. The first 10 qualified participants will be admitted. There is also the option of passive participation. A final public concert in the Red Hall of the Palace will conclude the course.


www.marc-garcia.de

 

 

 

Course Languages: German, English

 



August

Role Study concertante „Idomeneo“

August 24 – 29, 2021

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): 150 € complete course

Course fee (passive): 35 € per day


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


Idomeneo, Tenor

Idamantes, Mezzosoprano/Tenor

Ilia, Soprano

Elettra, Soprano

Middle Role:

Arbace/Gran Sacerdote di Nettuno, Tenor

Minor Role:

La Voce, Bass

 

 

Course languages: German and English

 

 

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New paths, new succcess!

Master Course mit Prof. Yamina Maamar

 

Date: 31. August – 05. September 2021

 

Répétiteur: Denette Whitter

Registration fee: 50,-€
Course fee (active): 495,- EUR
Course fee (passive): 150,- EUR
or course fee (passive): 35,- EUR per day 

 

The Opera Academy is pleased to have Prof. Yamina Maamar as course director in Henfenfeld for the second time in 2021. The main focus of the course will be vocal technical work and repertoire. For this purpose, 3-5 arias or songs, preferably from church music, are to be prepared by heart.

The number of active participants is limited to 10. Each will receive daily lessons with Yamina Maamar as well as additional repetition with Denette Whitter. Interested singers should include a brief resume and, if available, a recent audio sample with their registration form. No audition sample is required from singers already known to the course instructors. The first 10 qualified applicants will be admitted as active participants. There is also the possibility of passive participation. A final public concert in the Red Hall of the Castle will conclude the course. 

 


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New paths, new success!

Singing Master Course with Raymond Modesti

Date: 14. – 19. September 2021

Répétiteur: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: 50,-€
Course fee (active): 495,- EUR
Course fee (passive): 150,- EUR
Course fee (passive): 35,- EUR per day

 

Bass Raymond Modesti is considered a master of the Bel Canto style. The Opera Academy is very pleased to announce that he will lead a vocal master class at the Castle for the first time in 2021. This week will be devoted to the development of vocal technique and interpretation. His many years of stage and pedagogical experience provide an inexhaustible resource for vocal students and professional singers. The course content also includes expert advice and audition preparation. Therefore, each singer should arrive with potential audition arias.

The number of active participants is limited to 10. Everyone receives daily lessons. Interested singers should attach a short CV and a recent audio sample to their application. A short recording from a singing lesson will suffice. No audio sample is required from singers already known to Mr. Modesti or Opera Academy Director Denette Whitter. The first 10 qualified participants will be admitted. There is also the option of passive participation. A final public concert in the Red Hall of the Castle will conclude the course.

Course languages: German, English

 

www.raymondmodesti.com

 

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September/  October/       NOVEMBER

Role Study „Der Wildschütz 

with Tenor Jeff Martin 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 Tenor Jeff Martin (USA)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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New paths, new success!

Vocal Masterclass with Prof. Klesie Kelly

 

September 22 – 27, 2020

 

 

Musical assistance: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee (active): 495 €

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 12 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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Let's get to work!

Opera Boot Camp

An intensive week of singing at the academy!

Date: 05. - 10. Oktober 2021

 

mit Prof. Arthur Janzen, Gesangstechnik
Oliver Klöter, Ariengestaltung und Vorsingtraining
Denette Whitter, Vocal Coaching und Korrepetition

Anmeldegebühr: 50,- €
Kursgebühr (aktiv): 595,- € 
Kursgebühr (passiv): 150,- €
Kursgebühr (passiv): 35,- € pro Tag

 

VOICE - BODY - AUDITION...

Voice technique in connection with musical, scenic and physical expression. Three renowned course instructors provide daily individual coaching sessions, with a focus on 'the whole package' of a singer.


The number of active participants is limited to 10; each receives 3 individual lessons daily, as well as daily acting and audition training. Interested singers should include a brief resume and recent audio samples with their application: the first 10 qualified applicants will be admitted. No audition is required from singers already known to the course instructors. A public concert will conclude the course.

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Course languages: German, English

 

 

 

 

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Rejoice greatly!

Part Study „Messiah“

with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

 

Termin: 17. - 21. November 2021

 

Registration fee: 50,-€
Course fee (active): 495,- EUR
Course fee (passive): 150,- EUR
or course fee (passive): 35,- EUR per day 

 

This year, Academy Director Denette Whitter is again offering the opportunity to study a repertoire part in its entirety and perform it in concert. 

This week, "Messiah" by George Frideric Handel will be musically rehearsed in the original English language. Special emphasis will be placed on ornamentation. The course is designed for professional singers/vocal students, as well as qualified part-time singers.  The number of active participants is limited. Everyone will receive daily instruction, as well as the opportunity to sing through the entire part as part of the course. 

Interested singers should attach to their registration form a brief resume and, if available, a recent audio sample. Please indicate which part you are applying for. No audition sample is required from singers already known to Denette Whitter. The first qualified applicants will be accepted as active participants. There is also the option of passive participation. A final public concert, shared by all course participants, will conclude the course. 

Parts available:

 

Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass

 

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Role Study „Die Fledermaus“

Date: 25. – 30 Janurary, 2021

 

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

Sung in German, without Dialog

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 495 €

Course fee middle role (active): 420 €

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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