The Deutsche Oper am Rhein Opera Studio aims to promote exceptionally talented young singers from all around the world and help them on the way to an artistic career by giving them the best possible preparation for the profession. This includes regular solo repetition, repertoire building, ensemble rehearsals, role studies, audition training, language coaching, scenic workshops and music masterclasses.
In the 21/22 season Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Aleksandrova, Dutch tenor Sander de Jong and the British baritone Jake Muffett will all be starting their second year at the Opera Studio. The baritone Luvuyo Mbundu from South Africa will leave the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in November in order to accept engagements that include Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Ghent. Meanwhile the Opera Studio will be joined by the Spanish mezzo-soprano Carmen Artaza and the South Korean soprano Chorong Kim.

One of the key principles of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Opera Studio is the integration of the students into the ensemble and its programme of rehearsals and performances in order to give the young singers as much practice on stage as possible. During the 21/22 season members of the Opera Studio will appear on stage in performances that include ‘Il barbiere di Siviglia’, ‘Der gestiefelte Kater’,’Christmas Oratorio’, ‘Tristan und Isolde’, ‘La traviata’, ‘Hänsel und Gretel’, ‘Die Zauberflöte’, ‘Meister Pedros Puppenspiel’, ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’, ‘Carmen’, ‘Cavalleria rusticana’ and ‘Die Walküre’.

An established component of the Opera Studio programme is the masterclasses with leading international artists. Each spends every day for a week working intensively with the Opera Studio and passing on their knowledge as singers and singing teachers to a younger generation.