To apply, please follow these steps:
1) Enter your name and email in the form above.
2) Submit the application fee with the PayPal button below. Paypal will redirect you to Part 2 of the application.
3) Fill out Part 2 of the Application Form here. To pass our automated filters, please only submit Part 2 after you have have submitted your application fee via PayPal.
Please submit 2 arias in varying style and language, demonstrating the range of your desired roles.
Video links (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) are preferred but audio (Soundcloud, etc.) are accepted.
Submissions do not need to be of professional recording quality.
For Studio Program details, click here. Studio Singers have a core focus of audition preparation in a training format independently oriented from the festival operas.
Successful auditioners will participate in an online video interview. Invitations will be sent by email.
Acceptance to BOA is cast on a rolling basis. The time frame in which you can expect a result will vary. BOA appreciates your patience and requests that you please notify administration of any pressing personal deadlines.
Accommodation in Berlin
Intensive Theatrical Instruction
Role and Repertoire Coachings
Agent Auditions with Individualized Feedback
German Language Class
Stagecraft, Career and Industry Information Workshops
Access to Practice Rooms 6 days a week
Thanks to our donors, we are able to offer over € 150,000 in scholarships to successful applicants which goes towards tuition and accommodation. See below for scholarship application information.
€ 2950: Studio Program Tuition (not including Accommodation)
€ 4950: Festival Singer Tuition
€ 5550: Festival Singer Tuition incl. monthly Transit card, City Boat Tour & airport transfer to and from accommodation
Festival singers are those who have been cast in a BOA OpernFest production. Studio singers are those who have been offered a place in either the BOA Studio for Professional Training or the BOA Studio for Vocal Development.
To apply for a scholarship, please prepare a brief letter of request to upload in the appropriate section of your application. Financial assistance is available in a range of sums, starting at 200€ and going up to a limited number of full-tuition scholarships. Please specify exactly the amounts of scholarship for which you are applying.
In your letter, please include other sources of financial support, such as crowd-funding, fundraising concerts, fundraising dinners, completed applications for local scholarships, and other means of support.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of artistic merit and financial need, as well as casting requirements for each opera. Oversubscribed roles are unlikely to attract successful scholarship applications. Undersubscribed roles are more likely to be successful. We have scholarships available for all genders, ages and roles and particularly encourage male singers of merit to apply.
For tuition submission, please click here:
We have selected Wise as our tuition transfer partner for non-EU banks.
Your BOA application includes gratis consideration for our sister academy: Saluzzo Opera Academy
Jul 5 - Aug 1, 2022
Tamino - tenor
Pamina - soprano
Papageno - baritone
Speaker - bass or baritone
Monostatos - tenor
Queen of the night - coloratura soprano
Papagena - soprano
Erste Dame - soprano
Zweite Dame - soprano
Dritte Dame - mezzo-soprano
Sarastro - bass
Erste Knabe - soprano
Zweite Knabe - soprano
Dritte Knabe - mezzo-soprano
Jul 10 - Aug 6, 2022
Gabriel von Eisenstein - baritone or tenor
Rosalinde, Eisenstein's wife - soprano
Prince Orlofsky - mezzo-soprano
Dr. Falke, a notary - baritone
Adele, Rosalinde's maid - soprano
Ida, Adele's sister - soprano
Alfred, a singer teacher - tenor
Dr. Blind, a lawyer - tenor
Frank, a prison governor - baritone/bass-baritone
Frosch, a jailer - speaking role
Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica
Aug 2 - Aug 29, 2022
Gianni Schicchi - baritone
Lauretta, his daughter - soprano
Zita, cousin of Buoso Donati - mezzo-soprano
Rinuccio, Zita's nephew - tenor
Gherardo, Buoso's nephew - tenor
Nella, Gherardo's wife - soprano
Gherardino, their son - soprano
Betto di Signa, Buoso's brother-in-law - bass or baritone
Simone, cousin of Buoso - bass
Marco, Simone's son - baritone
La Ciesca, Marco's wife - mezzo-soprano
Maestro Spinelloccio, a doctor - bass or baritone
Ser Amantio di Nicolao, a notary - bass or baritone
Pinellino, a cobbler - bass or baritone
Guccio, a dyer - bass or baritone
Suor Angelica - soprano
Principessa - contralto
The Abbess - mezzo-soprano
The Monitress - mezzo-soprano
The Mistress of the Novices - mezzo-soprano
Sister Genovieffa - soprano
Sister Osmina - soprano
Sister Dolcina -soprano
The Nursing Sister - soprano or mezzo-soprano
The Alms sisters - sopranos
A Novice - soprano
The Lay sisters - soprano and mezzo-soprano
Hänsel und Gretel
Aug 8 - Sep 3, 2022
Hänsel - mezzo-soprano
Gretel - soprano
The Gingerbread Witch - mezzo-soprano
Gertrud, Peter's wife - mezzo-soprano
Sandman, the Sleep Fairy - soprano
The Dew Fairy - soprano
Peter, broom-maker - baritone
Chorus of Echoes - three soprano, two mezzo-soprano