International Opera Studio at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

  • Portrait

    The International Opera Studio of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden has been in existence since November 2007. Under the direction of conductor, pianist and vocal coach Boris Anifantakis, it offers young, talented singers the possibility to prepare themselves for an artistically demanding career in opera and musical theatre. The overall artistic direction of the International Opera Studio is provided by Daniel Barenboim, whose primary concern is to provide continuing education and consistent support within the framework of the Staatsoper for the artistic development of promising young singers.

    The International Opera Studio, which is financially supported by the Liz Mohn Kultur- und Musikstiftung, is centred on two fundamental goals. The first is to provide those who receive a stipendium with the opportunity of making appearances on the stage of the Staatsoper in small and medium-sized roles, thereby being directly incorporated in the working processes of the opera in both new productions and in the current repertoire, which is worked out with the assistance of experienced répétiteurs and assistant directors in terms of music and staging. The second goal of the International Opera Studio is to offer weekly lessons from the trained personnel engaged by the opera studio to stipendiaries, lessons encompassing the studies of specific roles, ensemble singing, acting lessons, training in movement and improvisation as well as vocal and language coaching. This intensive education is complemented with masterclasses and workshops largely conceived and carried out by the members and guest performers of the Staatsoper.

    Individual advising sessions are regularly held in order to ensure that both studio personnel and the singers themselves can get a good picture of their current level of proficiency, their development and their future career possibilities. These sessions not only give way to a two-way exchange of ideas and experiences but also pave the way for an understanding of the respective steps needed in order to shape the singer’s studies in a way conducive to the goals set by the International Opera Studio.

    In addition to their monthly Liz Mohn Kultur- und Musikstiftung stipendium, singers receive a monthly honorarium from the Staatsoper for their participation in productions.

  • Season 2013/2014 to 2014/2015 members

  • 2015/2016 Audition

    Applications for the International Opera Studio

    For the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons there are openings for 6 singers.

    Auditions will be held in January 2015. The age limit is 30; interested singers can submit complete application materials (including a CV with birthdate, a list of repertoire performed/studied, a headshot and a CD with three live aria performances) between 1 September and 31 October 2014.

    Only applications submitted by postal mail will be considered. There will be three rounds of auditions, and invitations to audition will be made in writing. Application denials will not be sent out to unsuccessful applicants.


    STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN
    Opernstudio
    Boris Anifantakis
    Staatsoper im Schiller Theater
    Bismarckstr. 110
    D-10625 Berlin
    Germany

    E-Mail: b.anifantakis@staatsoper-berlin.de
    TEL: +49 30 20354635
    FAX: +49 30 20354668

  • Contact

    STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN
    Opernstudio
    Boris Anifantakis
    Staatsoper im Schiller Theater
    Bismarckstr. 110
    D-10625 Berlin
    Germany

    E-Mail: b.anifantakis@staatsoper-berlin.de
    TEL: +49 30 20354635
    FAX: +49 30 20354668