Audition Training Program
With more than 20 Young Artists Programs, 83 opera companies, 130 orchestras, 89 agents constantly looking for new talented artists, Germany is THE place to be for a young opera singer at the start of his/her career.
Is your goal an engagement in a German speaking opera house? Then this intensive program is for you! Our goal is to prepare you for agent auditions at the end of the program.
Our unique team is offering a very special program for emerging artists covering all aspects of professional theatre life. This program is for singers about to embark on an audition tour or competition circuit. Especially in German speaking countries and hoping for a fest engagement.
Our distinguished coaches and instructors have all worked and lived in Germany. Audition training and selected repertoire will be the focus of the course. Special focus will be on repertoire, your fach, presentation, marketing and style and general questions concerning the profession in German speaking countries and the preparation work needed for a successful career.
This program prepares selected singers for the professional world and provides rare insight into the theatre world of Germany. Participants will have the rare opportunity to meet and sing for Munich agents and receive feedback at the end of the program. The only program of its kind to be offered in Munich, a city which lends itself to unlimited cultural opportunities.
Program runs Monday - Saturday
Tuition Fee 3 week program:
Tuition Fee: $4,400 includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner.
German language study optional.
The Bel Canto team will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Course structure and information:
The course is structured so you will work 3 hours in the morning and 5 hours in the afternoon.
Included in tuition fee:
Accommodation and two meals daily
Group scenic coachings
Masterclasses - guest artists
Day workshop Singing Opera in Germany
Day workshop The Singing Actor
Acting and stagecraft
Scene study - staging
German dialogue classes
Performance skills classes (mock audition class)
End of program concert
Participants will visit areas of cultural interest such as a tour to Salzburg and Neuschwanstein castle (optional)
German Language Classes (optional)
The Audition Training Program is limited to 8 singers. Please read requirements on the Register page. Participants will be interviewed by the Director before acceptance.
The Bel Canto team are happy to answer any of your question.
“The Bel Canto Summer Voice Program has been a wonderful and exciting experience for me. The knowledge gained over the four week period has been invaluable and I now have a greater understanding of what is required when auditioning for Opera theatres in Germany.
Highlights include attending many performances at the Munich Opera House, hearing from current performers in the industry, performing to German audiences and auditioning for agents. It has been a privilege to have been invited back by one of the agents from ZAV to perform in vocal workshops and a concert in which I will be given the opportunity to be heard by directors and agents invited to attend.”
Australian Soprano Michelle Ryan, Audition Training,
”The information and training in the art of auditioning for opera agents in Germany was invaluable and the culmination of this in auditions for three German agents was a rare opportunity that was for me, a highly successful experience. Narelle Martinez runs a program with an emphasis on healthy singing for a long lasting career.”
Melbourne coloratura soprano Anna Voshege Finalist in IFAC Australian Singing Competion
2018 Sophie in Rosenkavalier Melbourne Opera and winner of Richard Strauss competition 2017