For the 2018/19 season sopranos, tenors and basses are invited to apply starting in autumn 2017.

Training Objectives

The two main objectives of the two-year Opera Studio membership, both equally important, are:

Reviewing Progress and Success

Membership of the Opera Studio should not be regarded as an extension of college/university training. For this reason it is not possible to conduct any sort of progress or success review in the form of an examination or similar. Instead, Studio members are provided with continuous, personal specialist advice as well as group and individual supervision.

The Opera Studio is integrated into the day-to-day opera operations in general and in particular by taking roles in productions of the Hamburg State Opera. A specific study/rehearsal plan for each individual is worked out and regularly checked and adjusted to the progress the individual is making.

Scholarship and honorarium

The members of the Opera Studio receive a monthly grant plus an all-inclusive fee for participating in Hamburg State Opera performances.

Training Contents

International Opera Studio Productions

Every season the members of the International Opera Studio develope an own opera production. Since 2006 the IOS brings alternately baroque operas and contemporary works on the stage of the opera stabile. Productions as "La Calisto", "Death Knocks/A Gentle Spirit/Savitri", "Les Indes galantes", the double evening "Wir sind daheim" by Moritz Eggert and "Die Komödie auf der Brücke" by Bohuslav Martinu, Johann Mattheson's "Die unglückselige Cleopatra, Königin von Egypten oder Die betrogene Staats-Liebe", Georg Philipp Telemann's "Orpheus" as well as the opera "Erzittre, feiger Bösewicht" for a young audience based on Mozart's "Zauberflöte" directed by Georges Delnon and under the Musical Direction of General Music Director Kent Nagano.

Terms of Admission and Application

Please send your applications via mail (CV including date of birth, list of repertoire, picture and audio recording or a link) to opernstudio@staatsoper-hamburg.de.

The age limit is 30 years for women and 32 years for men, the relevant date being the beginning of the Opera Studio season on September 1st.

Information and contact:

Staatsoper Hamburg
Bettina Kok
Große Theaterstraße 25
20354 Hamburg
Phone: 040-35 68 389