1) Enter your name and email in the form above.
2) Submit the application fee with the PayPal button above; you will be redirected to Part 2 of the Application Form.
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Applicants may audition live, via skype, or by recording. All methods are equally valued for casting.
Required Repertoire: Please prepare 2-3 arias in varying style and language, demonstrating the range of your desired roles.
Live Audition: Audition dates and locations for 2021 will be announced in the coming months.
Accompanist 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.
2021 Studio Dates will be announced in the coming months.For Studio Program details, click here.
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; 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
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.
€ 1950: Studio Program Tuition (not including Accommodation)
€ 4950: Festival Singer Tuition
€ 5550: Festival Singer Tuition incl. monthly transit card, SIM card & 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 the BOA Professional Development Studio Program
To apply for financial support, please include a brief letter of request at the time of your application. Financial assistance is available in sums ranging from 500-3000 € and BOA offers a limited number of full-tuition fellowships. Please specify exactly the amounts of scholarship for which you are applying.
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. 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 and particularly encourage male singers of merit to apply.
For tuition submission, please click here:
We have selected transferwise as our tuition transfer partner for non-EU banks.
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
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
Hänsel und Gretel
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
Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica
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 - mezzo-soprano
The Alms sisters - sopranos
A Novice - soprano
The Lay sisters - soprano and mezzo-soprano