About BOA

The premiere European summer opera program

The BOA Experience

Small Group Training:

Infusing passion and knowledge into every student is our goal. We aspire to shape leaders of the field and enable singers to pursue their dreams. We believe the key is balancing disciplined preparation with the thrill of sharing great music. Training this balance happens at BOA. Our singers work one-on-one and in small groups with active professionals and outstanding professors to gain a life-long fundamental understanding of the body and the voice. The faculty at BOA represent the full spectrum of expertise that a singer must develop to succeed. The combination of educational opportunities with collaborative workshops and rehearsals gives our singers the required tools to set forth into a professional opera career.

Networking:

The professional contacts made at the Berlin Opera Academy are essential and can be lifelong. These are the stepping stones for any young singers emergence into the German opera scene. Mentorship is a fundamental principle throughout the month at BOA, as well as for BOA Alumni. Networking with colleagues, professors, directors and coaches during and after the summer program is a necessary element of the operatic profession and BOA seeks to foster these relationships.

Locations:

Our academy rehearsal locations are found throughout the city. Our rehearsal spaces include the Akademie für Künste Berlin with whom BOA shares a partnership, and the cultural institutions of Kulturbüro Elisabeth and Kulturprojekte Berlin.


Venues

Performance venues are intimate and accoustically kind, so singers are not tempted to push to fill overly large spaces.

Auditions

Auditions are offered to give singers the best chance of success through preparation, coaching, support and positive feedback.

Lessons

Private lessons are given regularly in comfortable spaces with an emphasis on constructive honesty in development.