Our well-rounded summer program provides our singers with the full package of current and professional training. Mondays-Saturdays host a variety of lessons, workshops, rehearsals and concerts. Schedules are given just as in German theaters, in a daily "Probenplan", received the day prior.
9:00-12:00 German Language: a 3-week introductory German language course with a specific focus on audition language. Essential for singers auditioning in Germany. Split into two groups: Beginner & Intermediate/Advanced.
13:00-14:00 Movement for Singers: morning movement courses highlighting the value of body connection; well documented by many successful singers and pedagogues.
14:00-17:00 & 18:00-21:00 Production Rehearsals: BOA rehearsal schedules are that of a professional opera house in Germany, where schedules are given daily.
21:00-22:30 Roundtable Discussions & Workshops: evening group roundtables and workshops in specific subjects oriented to emerging artists. Themes include: YAPS, german universities, visas , agent auditions, acting and movement workshops, self-promotion and career workshops.
Individual and Small Group Lessons & Coachings: Our singers work individually with house faculty and visiting professors, as well as in supportive small groups to grow peer learning skills. These sessions are aimed at developing solid vocal technique and artistry. Lessons & coachings are scheduled when not called to staging rehearsals.
Masterclasses: World class singers, teachers, directors and agents will give you guidance on how to improve your vocal technique and successfully audition. They will show what is needed to succeed at each level, from university productions to the MET. These provide BOA singers the necessary tools to shape the future of opera.
Opera Gala: BOA hosts an Opera Gala Concert in Berlin at the famous Mendelssohn Remise in the very center of the city. Here our singers have the opportunity to improve their technique, stage presence and performance practice.
Excursions: Group city events such as a a backstage tour of one of the city's opera houses, a walking tour of the city or nearby Potsdam, will be arranged by BOA. We try to schedule at least one free day a week to explore Berlin and its incredible culture, nightlife and music.