“I find nothing more important than to pass on all the experience and wisdom that I have gathered over the years. There is nothing better than helping somebody and to see that the young singers not only listen very attentively, but that they also profit from my advice in their professional work. A win-win situation!”

Ks. Linda Watson



So 10.10.2021, 19.30 Uhr
Sa 27.11.2021, 19.30 Uhr
Fr 04.02.2022, 19.30 Uhr


Master classes with internationally renowned artists are a regular part of the Opera Studio programme. During courses of usually one week, theses guest artists pass on their experience help the young talents to develop their technical skills and to polish their interpretation. Sometimes they can help to focus on individual problems the young singers were not even aware of, or encourage them to test a different technical approach to make things easier.

In the “master class” concerts, the opera studio presents a program that is individually developed together with the master class leaders.

Master Classes 2009–2020 (alphabetical order)

— Sir Thomas Allen, baritone
— Helmut Deutsch
— Ks. Helen Donath, soprano
— Bernarda Fink, mezzosoprano
— Ks. Barbara Frittoli, soprano
— Ks. Franz Grundheber, baritone
— Stephen Harrison
— Jane Henschel, mezzosoprano
— Sabine Hartmannshenn, director & acting coach
— Gundula Hintz & Dr. Friederike Janofske, vocal teacher & mental coach
— Peter Nikolaus Kante, acting coach
— Cynthia Makris, soprano
— Dame Ann Murray, mezzosoprano
— Christof Nel & Martina Jochem, scenic analysis
— Ks. Deborah Polaski, soprano
— Alberto Rinaldi, baritone
— Craig Rutenberg, Head of studies at Metropolitan Opera New York
— Ks. Peter Seiffert, tenor
— Ks. Bo Skovhus, baritone
— David Syrus, Head of studies at Royal Opera House Covent Garden
— Dr. Marius Vlad, tenor
— Michael Volle, baritone
— Ks. Linda Watson, soprano
— Yaron Windmüller, baritone