After extraordinary success with Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea last season, we are pleased to announce the return of the Berlin Academy Orchestra (BOAO) this summer for our productions of Mozart's:
Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte
Led by world class conductors from major opera houses, The BOAO-a chamber orchestra- comprises some of the industry's most promising and upcoming instrumentalists.
While our applications deadline has passed, we do extend a two week grace period, until April 1st, for any individuals wanting to submit a late application.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
With the goal of introducing performers to Europe's largest music market and providing the necessary skills needed to audition and flourish there, participants will look forward to a three week immersive experience, including:
-A spot in our BOA orchestra playing for both Mozart operas -Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte
-Hotel apartment style accommodations (includes kitchen -meals are not included)
-German language lessons
-Career workshops and roundtables
-Daily access to practice rooms
-Auditing access to all rehearsals, singing lessons, masterclasses & coachings
-Focused sectional rehearsals to develop instrument mastery
-Mentorship under a sectional leader
WHY STUDY IN BERLIN?
Last year there were 9,000 opera performances in German-speaking countries, contrasted by only 1800 in the whole of North America. Germany has more opera performances per season than the next eight nations combined. This program aims to help talented musicians study and gain necessary professional skills needed in an environment where they are likely to work.
At the heart of Berlin's cultural core are three world-class opera houses:
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Komische Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin
and a further half dozen orchestras of international repute including the period-instrument ensemble Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, and the world-renowned Berliner Philharmoniker.'
We ask that you upload two recordings of either Mozart repertoire, or pieces that are reflective of your ability to perform in our Mozart operas. These do not need to be professional recordings or performances. While video is generally preferred, strictly audio is also acceptable. (Youtube, soundcloud, mp3s, mp4s etc are fine)
Berlin Opera Academy strives to guide young musicians on the next steps towards a career in Germany. The program entails a 3 week period from June 28th to July 19th. The tuition for the duration of the experience is 950 EUR, inclusive of accommodation, thanks to the generous support of the city of Berlin and municipality of Koepenick. For this investment, you will experience one of the world's most amazing cities, get to work under top conductors, and most importantly, gain the skills necessary to work here, all while enjoying Mozart's masterpieces.
"Is it any surprise that audiences for classical music are holding up better in Germany than anywhere else? Agents and music administrators whose work takes them from country to country report half-empty halls, shortened seasons and restricted budgets — but not in Germany. Home-grown excellence attracts the crowds and funding remains on a scale that attracts envy elsewhere." -Financial Times 2017