The course of studies at the Opera Institute at HMDK Stuttgart includes:

    • two fully staged productions per year with orchestra and internationally experienced and renowned directors, most recently Olivier Tambosi, Bernd Mottl, Hendrik Müller
    • Regular master classes with top-level directors (including Claus Guth, Willy Decker, Johannes Erath, Harry Kupfer) and singers (including Michael Volle, Angela Denoke, Doris Soffel, Camilla Nylund)
    • Regular auditions with Véronique Walter (Staatsoper Stuttgart), Jean Denes (Zurich Opera House), Elisabeth Sobotka (Bregenz Festival), etc.
    • Auditions for agencies, casting directors and established casting consultants
    • Cooperation with the Staatsoper Stuttgart (both the Opera and the Junge Oper frequently cast singers of the Opera Institute; regular seminars and auditions with Veronique Walter)
    • Musical work with pianists with international conducting experience
    • Opera Scenes and Stagecraft: intensive work on opera ensembles and scenes with internationally experienced directors; acting workshops (with guests including Max Hopp, Komische Oper Berlin)
    • Intensive coaching in Italian, French and German diction and style with native-speaking opera specialists
    • Seminars on the history and poetics of opera, seminars on the Institute’s opera productions
    • bodywork, fencing, stage fighting, dance
    • Language course Italian
    • study trips to Vienna, Berlin, and other important centers of the world of opera world

    Alumni of the Stuttgart Opera Institute sing at important German and international theaters such as: Dresden Semperoper, Berlin State Opera, Stuttgart State Opera, Theater Erfurt, Baden-Baden Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gärtnerplatz Munich, Wuppertal Theater, Theater of Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, Detmold State Theater, Bremerhaven Theater, Nordhausen Theater, Görlitz Theater, Danish National Opera Aarhus, Cottbus State Theater, Augsburg State Theater, Theater Regensburg, Bremerhaven Theater, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Kiel Opera House, Lübeck Theater, Pforzheim etc.


    List of current students:

    • Mariam Aloyan (mezzo - Armenia)
    • Dritan Angoni (tenor - Albania)
    • Carla Antunes (soprano - Brazil)
    • Johannes Fritsche (baritone - Germany)
    • Timo Hannig (baritone - Germany)
    • Patrik Hornak (tenor - Slovakia)
    • Paula Jeckstadt (soprano - Germany)
    • David Kang (bass - South Korea)
    • Dimitrios Karolidis (baritone - Greece)
    • Kabelo Lebyana (bass-baritone - South Africa)
    • Johannes Mooser (baritone - Germany)
    • Maksim Pogrebniak (tenor - Lithuania)
    • Maria Polanska (mezzo - Poland)
    • Aline Quentin (mezzo - France)
    • Malgorzata Roclawska (soprano - Poland)
    • Alice Rossi (soprano - Italy)
    • Beatriz Simoes (mezzo - Brazil)
    • Paul Sutton (tenor - Australia)
    • Elena Tasevska (mezzo - Macedonia)
    • Elizaveta Volkava (soprano - Belarus)
    • Ho-Young Yang (South Korea)
    • Diatra Zulaika (mezzo - Indonesia)

      OPEN DAYS OF ORIENTATION

      From the 2019/2020 winter term, the Opera Institute will offer two open days of orientation on 14/15 October 2019 - for all singers interested in applying for the Master course of studies in opera. Please register until 15 September 2019 at opernschule(at)hmdk-stuttgart(dot)de. Participation in the masterclasses, workshops and lessons with the faculty of the Opera Institute is free of charge.

      STUDIENREISE NACH PARIS
      im November 2019
      Besuch der Opera Bastille und der Opera Garnier, Vorstellungen: Don Carlos und Lear

      MEISTERKURS GESANG MIT SOPRANISTIN CAMILLA NYLUND
      08.–10. November 2019

      STUDIENREISE NACH BERLIN
      zu der Aufführung Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor an der Staatsoper und anschließendem Gespräch mit Bariton Michael Volle.
      Oktober 2019

      MEISTERKURS MIT CLAUS GUTH
      06. Juni 2019

      STUDIENFAHRT NACH WIEN

      Konzertbesuch und Gespräch mit Bryn Terfel
      Besuch der Wiener Staatsoper – Treffen mit Joyce DiDonato

      IOAN HOLENDER ZU GAST AN DER HMDK STUTTGART
      April 2019

      Meisterkurs mit Ioan Holender
      Talk im Turm mit Ioan Holender

      MEISTERKURS MIT WILLY DECKER
      08.–12. April 2019

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