About BOA

The premiere European summer opera program

The BOA Experience

Individualized 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 group coaching 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:

BOA studios are located within one of Berlin's most beloved quarters and house all rehearsals, lessons and coachings, German classes, movement class, masterclasses, agent auditions and workshops. When singers have free time, they can step outside to enjoy some sunshine along the river landscape behind the studios or into the local centre for a coffee or lunch. Performances will be presented in central cultural institutions in Berlin such as St. Elisabeth Kirche, Musikbrauerei, Kulturprojekte Berlin and others.


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.