New Paths, new Success!

Course Program 2022

 

 

 March 25 - 27                        Mozart arias with vocal coach Denette Whitter

March 29 – April 3                 Singing master class "St. Matthew Passion" with Prof. Klesie Kelly

April 19 - 24                            Role study "Die Fledermaus" with Denette Whitter

April 28 – May                         Bel Canto Gold with Prof. Helge Dorsch

May 26 - 29                              Acting and Arias with Oliver Klöter

 June 7 - 12                              Role study "The Flying Dutchman" with Denette Whitter

June 17 - 19                             Bel Canto arias with Denette Whitter

July  13 - 17                             Role study "Petite Messe solenelle" with Denette Whitter

July 18  - 31                              "Don Giovanni" (staged) with director Oliver Klöter and Denette Whitter

August 1 - 5                             Theater Workshop with Karin B. Friedli

September 6 - 11                   Vocal Masterclass  with Prof. Yamina Maamar

September 13 - 18                 Boot Camp with Prof. Arthur Janzen/Oliver Klöter/Denette Whitter

September 27 – October 2   Vocal Masterclass with Prof. Klesie Kelly

October 4 - 9                           Role Study "Werther" with Denette Whitter

October 11 - 16                      Role Study "The Merry Wives of Windsor" with Denette Whitter

November 2 - 6                       Role Study "Messiah" with Denette Whitter

 

 


April

Im Feuerstrom der Reben

Role Study „Die Fledermaus“

 

April 19 - 24  


Role Study concertante
 „Die Fledermaus“
with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

Sung in German, without Dialog

 

Registration fee: 50 €

Course fee major role (active): 545 €

Course fee middle role (active): 425 €

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

 

 

Academy director Denette Whitter is again offering the opportunity this year to study a repertoire role as a whole and to perform it in concert.

 

This week the music of "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss will be rehearsed. The course is aimed at professional singers/singing students as well as qualified part-time singers. The number of active participants is limited. Everyone receives daily lessons, as well as the opportunity to sing through the entire role as part of the course.

 

Interested singers should add a short CV and, if available, a current audio sample to their registration form. Please indicate which role you are applying for. No audition is required of singers already known to Denette Whitter. The first qualified applicants will be admitted as active participants. There is also the possibility of passive participation. A public final concert, shared by all course participants, will conclude the course in the Red Hall of the Castle.

 

The roles at a glance:

 

Major Roles:

 

Gabriel von Eisenstein: tenor/high baritone

 

Rosalinde: soprano

 

Frank: baritone/bass

 

Prince Orlofsky, mezzo-sopan

 

Dr. Falke, baritone

 

Adele: Soprano

 

Alfred/Dr. Blind: tenor

 

 

 

Middle Roles

 

Ida: soprano/mezzo-soprano (Adele or Orlofsky can also be studied for this role. The price then corresponds to a large role.)

 

 

Registration

 

 


April/May

Bel Canto: Beautiful singing!

Style and interpretation in Opera and song

Vocal Masterclass with Maestro Helge Dorsch

 

April 28 – May 01

 

Accompaniment: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: EUR 50

Course fee (active): 350 EUR

Course fee (passive): EUR 150 for the entire course

Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

The Opera Academy is pleased to welcome the internationally active conductor Helge Dorsch as a lecturer at the Academy for the second time. The focus is on bel canto and interpretation, with special implementation in the audition repertoire. Each participant should prepare 3-4 arias by heart. The course begins on Thursday evening with a detailed lecture on the golden age of bel canto.

 

His many years of stage and teaching experience provide an inexhaustible source for vocal students and professional singers alike.

 

The number of active participants is limited to 10. Everyone gets lessons every day. Interested singers should include a short CV and a current audio sample with their registration. A short recording from the lesson is sufficient. No audition is required of singers who are already known to Maestro Dorsch or the head of the opera academy, Denette Whitter. The first 10 qualified participants will be admitted. There is also the possibility of passive participation. A final public concert in the Red Hall of the Castle will conclude the course.

 

Course languages: German, English

 

www.helgedorsch.com

 

Registration


May/June


Curtain Up!!

Acting and Aria staging for singers

with stage director Oliver Klöter and vocal coach Denette Whitter

 

May 26 - 29

 

 

 

Course fee: €350, including lunch on Friday and Saturday

Registration fee: €50

Passive participation (entire course): €75

 

 

Is your acting falling behind? Unsure how to move on stage? Then this course is the right choice! Director Oliver Klöter offers the basics as well as advanced techniques for singers who want to go on stage. With vocal coach Denette Whitter, the participants have the opportunity to work on the arias musically as well. Each participant should prepare 2-3 arias by heart. An audio sample is not necessary. The course starts on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday at around 1:00 p.m. There is the possibility of a video recording on Sunday as part of the course.

 

 

 

Course languages: German, English

 

Registration

 

 


Die Frist ist um

Role study "The Flying Dutchman"

with vocal coach Denette Whitter

 

June 07 – 12

 

 

Registration fee: €50

Course fee (major role) active: EUR 545

Course fee (middle role active: EUR 445

Course fee (passive): EUR 150

or Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

Academy director Denette Whitter is again offering opportunities this year to study a repertoire role as a whole and to perform it in concert.

 

This week the music of "The Flying Dutchman" by Richard Wagner will be rehearsed. The course is aimed at professional singers/singing students as well as qualified part-time singers. The number of active participants is limited. Everyone receives daily lessons, as well as the opportunity to sing through the entire role as part of the course.

 

Please indicate which role you are applying for. Interested singers should add a short CV and, if available, a current audio sample to their registration form. No audition is required of singers already known to Denette Whitter. The first qualified applicants will be admitted as active participants. There is also the possibility of passive participation. A public final concert, shared by all course participants, will conclude the course in the Red Hall of the Castle.

 

Course languages: German, English

 

The roles at a glance:

 

Major Roles

 

Daland: Bass

 

Senta: dramatic soprano

 

Holländer: heroic baritone

 

Middle Roles

 

Erik: heroic tenor

 

Mary: alto/mezzo soprano

 

Steuermann: tenor

 

 

 

Registration

 

 



June

Ah, non mi credea mirarti…

Bel canto arias

Masterclass with vocal coach Denette Whitter

 

June 17 – 19 

Course instructor: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: EUR 50

Course fee (active): 250 EUR

Course fee (passive): EUR 75 for the entire course

Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

At auditions, an Italian aria is almost always required. This is always a great touchstone for a singer, in style, interpretation and technique. Denette Whitter, Director of the Opera Academy, is pleased to be offering a Mozart master class for the first time. Each participant should prepare 2-3 Italian arias.

 

Her many years of stage and teaching experience provide an inexhaustible source for vocal students and professional singers alike.

 

The number of active participants is limited to 8. Everyone gets lessons every day. The first 8 qualified participants will be admitted. There is also the possibility of passive participation. An internal concert in the Red Hall of the Castle with the possibility of video recording will conclude the course.

 

Course languages: German, English

 

 

Registration

 

 




July

Domine Deus

Role study “Petite Messe solenelle” - Rossini

with vocal coach Denette Whitter

 

July 13 - 17

 

Registration fee: €50

Course fee large game (active): EUR 495

Course fee (passive): EUR 150

or Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

Academy director Denette Whitter is again offering the opportunity this year to study a repertoire role as a whole and to perform it in concert.

 

This week the music of Gioacchino Rossini's “Petite Messe solenelle” will be rehearsed. The course is aimed at professional singers/singing students as well as qualified part-time singers. The number of active participants is limited. Everyone receives daily lessons, as well as the opportunity to sing through the entire role as part of the course.

 

Please indicate which role you are applying for. Interested singers should add a short CV and, if available, a current audio sample to their registration form. No audition is required of singers already known to Denette Whitter. The first qualified applicants will be admitted as active participants. There is also the possibility of passive participation. A public final concert shared by all course participants will conclude the course.

 

The roles at a glance:

 

Soprano

 Alto

 Tenor

 Bass

 

Registration

 





July/  September/  October

Deh, vieni alla finestra

Staged Role Study “Don Giovanni”

 

July 18 - 31

 

Attention: Registration deadline is June 1st

 

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In Italian

Direction/role interpretation: Oliver Kloeter

Musical direction: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: €50

Course fee(active): 725- EUR

Course fee (passive): EUR 150 per week

or Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

It is difficult to learn an entire opera role on your own. However, it is becoming more and more important to show that you have sung roles in order to be accepted at the theater at all. For this reason, the Opera Academy is again offering scenic role studies in 2020. Here there is the opportunity to develop and perform an entire role in the original language together with the complete cast. The entire opera is scrutinized, both scenically and musically. With director Oliver Klöter and vocal coach Denette Whitter, you have the chance to develop your role from the acting and singing side.

 

The course ends with two complete scenic performances (weather permitting in the romantic castle courtyard). The number of participants is limited to 14, i.e. each role is cast twice. Interested singers should include a short curriculum vitae, a current audio sample (if possible with an aria from Don Giovanni) and a recommendation from a singing teacher or répétiteur with their registration. No audition or recommendation is required from singers already known to the instructors. The participants are selected no later than six weeks before the start of the course.

 

The roles at a glance:

 

Don Giovanni: baritone/bass (one place free)

 

Donna Anna: soprano (one place free)

 

Don Ottavio: tenor (fully booked)

 

Donna Elvira: soprano (fully booked)

 

Leporello: baritone/bass-baritone/bass (one place free)

 

Zerlina: soprano (fully booked)

 

Masetto/Commendatore: bass/bass-baritone

 

 

 

Registration

 

 


New paths, new success!

Vocal masterclass with Prof. Yamina Maamar

 

September 06 - 11

 

Accompaniment: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: €50

Course fee (active): EUR 495

Course fee (passive): EUR 150

or Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

The Opera Academy is pleased to have Prof. Yamina Maamar as course leader in Henfenfeld again in 2022. The focus of the course will be on the vocal technique, with special attention to the implementation in the repertoire. For this purpose, 3-5 arias or songs, also from church music, are to be prepared by heart.

 

The number of active participants is limited to 10. Everyone receives daily lessons from Yamina Maamar and additional coaching from Denette Whitter. Interested singers should add a short CV and, if available, a current audio sample to their registration form. No audition is required of singers who are already known to the 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.

 

 

Registration

 

Let's get to work!

Opera Boot Camp

An intensive week in the singing training camp

 

September 13 - 18

 

 

with Prof. Arthur Janzen, vocal technique

Oliver Klöter, aria staging and audition training

Denette Whitter, vocal coaching and accompaniment

 

Registration fee: €50

Course fee (active): €595

Course fee (passive): €150

Course fee (passive): €35 per day

 

Intensive week voice - body - audition... Vocal technique in connection with musical, scenic expression. Three renowned course instructors work on the “complete package” of the singer-actor in individual coaching and in the group.

 

The number of active participants is limited to 10; Everyone receives one-to-one lessons three times a day, as well as daily acting and audition training. Interested singers should enclose a short curriculum vitae and current audio samples with their registration: the first 10 qualified applicants will be admitted. No audition is required of singers who are already known to the instructors. A public concert concludes the course.

 

Registration

 

New paths, new success!

Vocal masterclass with Prof. Klesie Kelly

 

September 27 – October 2

 

Accompaniment: Denette Whitter

 

Registration fee: EUR 50

Course fee (active): EUR 495

Course fee (passive): EUR 150 for the entire course

Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

Prof. Klesie Kelly is one of the most sought-after singing teachers of our time. The Opera Academy looks back enthusiastically on many years of cooperation with Prof. Kelly and is very pleased that she will again be leading a singing master class at the Sängerburg in 2021. She will devote herself entirely to the art of vocal technique and interpretation. Her many years of stage and teaching experience provide an inexhaustible source for vocal students and professional singers alike.

 

The number of active participants is limited to 12. Everyone gets lessons every day. Interested singers should include a short CV and a current audio sample with their registration. A short recording from the lesson is sufficient. No audition is required of singers who are already known to Prof. Kelly or the Director of the Opera Academy, Denette Whitter. The first 10 qualified participants will be admitted. There is also the possibility of passive participation. A final public concert in the Red Hall of the Castle will conclude the course.

 

 

Course languages: German, English

 

 

Registration


Pourquoi me reveiller

Role study "Werther"

with vocal coach Denette Whitter

 

October 04 – 09

 

Registration fee: €50

Course fee (Major role active): EUR 545

Course fee (passive): EUR 150

or Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

Academy director Denette Whitter is again offering opportunities this year to study a repertoire role as a whole and to perform it in concert.

 This week the music of Jules Massenet's “Werther” will be rehearsed. The course is aimed at professional singers/singing students as well as qualified part-time singers. The number of active participants is limited. Everyone receives daily lessons, as well as the opportunity to sing through the entire role as part of the course.

 Please indicate which role you are applying for. Interested singers should add a short CV and, if available, a current audio sample to their registration form. No audition is required of singers already known to Denette Whitter. The first qualified applicants will be admitted as active participants. There is also the possibility of passive participation. A public final concert, shared by all course participants, will conclude the course in the Red Hall of the Castle.

 

Course languages: German, English

 The roles at a glance:

 

Major Roles

 

Werther/Schmidt: tenor

Albert/Le Mailli: baritone/bass

Charlotte: mezzo-soprano

Sophie: Soprano

 

 

Registration

 



 

Registration


Als Büblein klein

Role Study "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor"

with Vocal Coach Denette Whitter

 

October 11 - 16

 

In German, dialogue by arrangement

 

Registration fee: €50

Course fee (Major role, active): EUR 545

Course fee (Middle role, active): EUR 445

Course fee (passive): EUR 150

or Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

Academy director Denette Whitter is again offering the opportunity this year to study a repertoire role as a whole and to perform it in concert.

 

This week the music of "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" by Otto Nicolai will be rehearsed. The course is aimed at professional singers/singing students as well as qualified part-time singers. The number of active participants is limited. Everyone receives daily lessons, as well as the opportunity to sing through the entire role as part of the course.

 

Please indicate which role you are applying for. Interested singers should add a short CV and, if available, a current audio sample to their registration form. No audition is required of singers already known to Denette Whitter. The first qualified applicants will be admitted as active participants. There is also the possibility of passive participation. A public final concert shared by all course participants will conclude the course.

 

The roles at a glance:

 

Major Roles

Sir John Falstaff: Bass

Herr Fluth: baritone

Frau Fluth: soprano

Frau Reich: mezzo-soprano

 

Middle Roles

Jungfer Anna Reich: soprano

Herr Reich: bass/bass-baritone

Junker Sparlich: playing tenor

Dr. Cajus: bass/bass-baritone

 

Registration



November

Rejoice greatly!

Role Study “The Messiah”

with vocal coach Denette Whitter

 

November 02 - 06

 

 

 

Registration fee: €50

Course fee  (active): EUR 495

 

Course fee (passive): EUR 150

or Course fee (passive): EUR 35 per day

 

Academy director Denette Whitter is again offering the opportunity this year to study a repertoire role as a whole and to perform it in concert.

 

This week the music of “The Messiah” by Georg Friedrich Handel will be rehearsed. The course is aimed at professional singers/singing students as well as qualified part-time singers. The number of active participants is limited. Everyone receives daily lessons, as well as the opportunity to sing through the entire role as part of the course.

 

Please let us know which game you are registering for. Interested singers should add a short CV and, if available, a current audio sample to their registration form. No audition is required of singers already known to Denette Whitter. The first qualified applicants will be admitted as active participants. There is also the possibility of passive participation. A public final concert shared by all course participants will conclude the course.

 

The roles at a glance:

 

Soprano

 

Alto/Counter Tenor

 

Tenor

 

Bass

 

 

 

Registration