Today's working opera singer needs to be much more than just a beautiful voice. At MTB you'll develop and refine your voice, movement, acting and overall performance skills, as well as your audition skills. You will have the opportunity to perform scenes, and to study and practice German.
VOICE - seven 45-minute private lessons
COACHING - two private coaching sessions per week plus scenes coaching
ACTING - workshops and scene study
DANCE AND MOVEMENT - incorporating elements of ballet, ballroom, theatre dance and yoga
MASTER CLASSES - by distinguished guest faculty as well as resident teachers, scheduled every week
GERMAN - daily classes, including basic conversational German instruction focused on vocabulary for traveling, everyday life and singing/performing, and expert German Lyric Diction instruction
WORKSHOPS - may include topics such as: Aria Presentation, The Fach System, Audition Preparation and Repertoire, IPA for German Diction, Auditioning in Germany, Singing Recitative, Methods for Learning and Preparing Your Music, Career-building Tips, Movement Techniques
All opera students prepare and are coached on German repertoire at MTB, and possibly also repertoire in other languages. We consider your input in assigning your MTB performance pieces, and help you expand and work to perfect your audition repertoire under the guidance of our expert faculty.
Musiktheater Bavaria's summer opera training program also highlights information about auditioning and working in Germany. MTB can be an excellent way for advanced young artists to make connections and prepare for an audition tour in the German-speaking countries.
(Opera students may also attend workshops of the Musical Theater Studio, if they do not conflict with scheduled Opera Studio activities.)
International students are welcome to apply.