1) Submit your name and email in the form above.
2) Submit the application fee with the PayPal button above, you will then be redirected to Part 2 of the Application Form.
3) Fill out and submit Part 2 of the application. If you have misplaced the link or wish to preview part 2, click here. To bypass our automated filters, please only submit part 2 after you have have submitted an application fee.
Applicants may audition live, via skype, or recording online. All methods are equally valued for casting.
Required Repertoire: Please prepare 2-3 arias in varying style and language. When applying for a specific role, please prepare one aria relating to the voice type if possible i.e. Queen of the Night applicants should prepare an aria demonstrating the appropriate range.
Live Audition: Live auditions will be held in:
Berlin Feb 1
Los Angeles Feb 1
Stockholm Feb 4
San Francisco Feb 5
Glasgow Feb 6
London Feb 7
Dallas Feb 8
New York Feb 11
Boston Feb 13
Chicago Feb 16
via Skype by appointmentAccompanist will be provided, though applicants are welcome to bring their own.
Recorded Audition: Please submit recordings of 2 arias via link (YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, etc.). Video is preferred but audio is accepted. Submissions do not need to be of professional recording quality.
The studio program is specifically tailored for singers focused on professional growth and networking and is an opportunity to take advantage of the BOA faculty and career offerings. It is four weeks in duration, with dates selected by the participant, and is welcoming of all voice types, including larger voiced singers, and singers of dramatic fach.
The BOA Studio Program is comprised of:
Individual Singing Lessons, Music, Acting & Career Coachings
Intensive German Language Class
Agent Auditions with feedback
An important element of BOA is its open door policy: you are welcome to attend all rehearsals, singing lessons, masterclasses & coachings, including studying privately any role(s) of your choice.
Successful candidates of live and recorded auditions will participate in an online video interview. Invitations will be sent by email.
Acceptance to BOA is sent out on a rolling basis. The time frame in which you can expect a result will vary based on role and ranking; castings occur typically from February to April. BOA appreciates your patience and requests that you please notify administration should any pressing personal deadlines arise.
Accomodation in Berlin (Shared or Single)
Intensive Theatrical Instruction
Private Voice Lessons and Musical Coachings
Role and Repertoire Coachings
Agent Auditions with Individualized Feedback
German Language Class
Stagecraft, Career and Industry Information Workshops
Access to Practice Rooms Monday-Saturday 9:00-22:00
Thanks to our donors and the support of the city of Berlin, 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.
€ 1950 : Studio Program Tuition (not including Accommodation)
€ 4550 : Standard Tuition
€ 4950 : Lead Role Tuition*
€ 5150 : Standard Tuition incl. monthly transit card, SIM card & airport transfer to and from accommodation
€ 5550 : Lead role Tuition incl. monthly transit card, SIM card & airport transfer to and from accommodation
*Lead roles are listed below denoted with an asterisk " * "
To apply for financial support, please include a brief letter of request at the time of your application. Scholarships are available in sums ranging from 500-3000 € and we offer a limited number of full-tuition fellowships. Please specify exactly the amounts of scholarship for which you are applying.
Please also include other sources of funding from which you are raising financial support, such as crowd-funding, fundraising concerts, fundraising dinners, completed applications for local scholarships, and other means of support. Candidates displaying particular need and demonstrating merit and ability will be considered by the scholarship committee. We have scholarships available for all genders, ages and roles, but particularly encourage male singers of merit to apply.
For tuition submissions, please click here:
We have selected transferwise as our tuition transfer partner based on past singer preferences.
Le Nozze di Figaro
June 16th - July 14th
Susanna* - soprano
Contessa Almaviva* - soprano
Cherubino* - mezzo-soprano
Barbarina - soprano
Marcellina - mezzo-soprano or soprano
Figaro - bass or baritone
Conte Almaviva - bass-baritone or baritone
Don Bartolo - bass or baritone
Don Basilio/Don Curzio - tenor
Antonio - baritone
June 20th - July 19th
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 or contralto
Sarastro - bass
Erste Knabe - soprano
Zweite Knabe - soprano
Dritte Knabe - mezzo-soprano or contralto
July 15th - August 12th
Don Giovanni* - baritone
Donna Anna* - soprano
Donna Elvira* - soprano
Leporello* - bass
Zerlina* - soprano
Don Ottavio - tenor
Masetto - bass or baritone
Commendatore - bass
July 20th - August 17th
John Proctor* - baritone
Abigail Williams* - soprano
Rev. John Hale* - bass
Elizabeth Proctor* - mezzo
Judge Danforth - tenor
Rev. Samuel Parris - tenor
Tituba - contralto
Rebecca Nurse - contralto
Giles Corey - tenor
Mary Warren - soprano
Ann Putnam - soprano
Thomas Putnam - baritone
Ezekiel Cheever - tenor
Sarah Good - soprano
Betty Parris - mezzo
Mercy Lewis - soprano
Bridget Booth - soprano
Susanna Walcott - contralto
Ruth Putnam - soprano
Martha Sheldon - soprano
Hathorne - bass or baritone