Training at Berlin Opera Academy

European summer opera program for emerging artists

A typical day at BOA

10:00-12:00 German Language Class: Monday-Friday, Beginner & Intermediate German language courses with a specific focus on auditions.

13:00-14:00 Movement for Singers: Monday-Friday, movement courses highlighting the value of body connection.

14:00-17:00 & 18:00-21:00 Production Rehearsals: Schedules are given daily for the next day's rehearsals, reflecting the practice of a professional theater in Germany.

Roundtable Discussions & Workshops: Group roundtable and workshop topics include: YAPS, German universities, visas, agent auditions, acting and movement workshops, self-promotion and career workshops.

Individual Lessons & Coachings: Scheduled parallel to rehearsals, our singers work individually with faculty and visiting professors to develop solid vocal technique and artistry and operate with an open door policy.

Masterclasses: World class singers, teachers, directors and agents will give you guidance on how to improve your vocal technique and successfully audition.

Opera Studio Konzert: BOA hosts a formal Opera Studio Konzertin Berlin at the Mendelssohn Remise in the center of the city where singers showcase their favorite arias.

Lieder Abend: BOA studios transform into an intimate music salon setting for an internal concert among friends for singers to explore art song, musicals, lieder and mélodie.



BOA Singers & Apprentices prepare four fully-staged operas and four public concerts in the context of the Opernfest summer opera festival. The festival presents traditional opera in unique Berlin spaces, challenging the relationship between performer and audience.

BOA Studios

All rehearsals, classes, workshops and auditions are located at Musikschule Köpenick within one of Berlin's most beloved quarters. Enjoy local cafes and strolls along the river between rehearsals to practice your German and soak in the local culture.


BOA artists live in single and shared apartments near BOA rehearsal studios. Experience life as a Berliner and visit local restaurants, bars, museums, theaters and Berlin's three world class opera houses.