The Komische Oper Studio

Photograph of the operetta The pearls of Cleopatra with Talya Lieberman (right side) ...
© Iko Freese/
Photograph of the operetta The pearls of Cleopatra with Talya Lieberman (right side) ...
© Iko Freese/
The days when opera singers were judged solely by the quality of their singing are almost gone. It is becoming increasingly important that an opera singer's profile also encompass a proven stage presence and an ability to act. Yet there is only a scant range of appropriate educational facilities for supporting young singers on their way to becoming virtuoso performers. In 2008 the Komische Oper Berlin started the international Opera Studio, which provides young singers with intensive, practice-oriented additional training after their singing studies, preparing them over a period of two years expressly for a career on the stage. With great success: the graduates of this program already feature in opera houses both at home and abroad.

The acting skills of the new generation of singers are developed through numerous workshops with practical and theoretical education modules, taught by internationally renowned lecturers, including directors working at the Komische Oper. Young foreign artists especially are given the opportunity to improve their enunciation of the German language. In addition, singing technique and musical interpretation are perfected. The members of the Komische Oper Studio put what they have learned into direct practice on the stage by taking on small to medium roles in the repertoire and rehearsing individual main roles in the schedule.

Brand-new! From the season 2018/19 on the Komische Oper Berlin is seeking also a pianist/répétiteur for the Opera Studio. He*she will be coached by the Chief Conductor as well as by guest conductors. He*she will participate in every aspect of the preparation of opera and be involved in all Opera Studio activities.

Mezzo-soprano, baritone and - brand-new! - répétiteur sought!

From the 2018/19 season onward, the Opera Studio of the Komische Oper Berlin is seeking a new mezzo-soprano, a new baritone and a new répétiteur! Please apply if you were born in 1988 or later. Then we look forward to receiving your CV, a photograph (portrait format) and a vocal recording or work sample made within the last 12 months (YouTube links are welcomed).

Please submit your application no later than 31 December 2017 to the following-mail address:
Chief Administrator
Dominik Licht
Please note that the auditions will only take place at the Komische Oper Berlin!