IOA Management & the Bavarian Opera Academy have decided to hold auditions in China to discover new talents for European & US-American Opera Houses. 

* Spring 2020 in Peking *

This audition is intended for professional opera singers and advanced singing students who need assistance with their breakthrough in their international opera careers. The audition workshop includes selection of repertoire, internalisation of the aria content, and expression. In addition, the workshop focuses on the most important practical issues related to the preparation process for auditions.

All the participants will have the opportunity to audition for Kalle Kanttila, director of the world known opera agency "IOA Management", and will receive some personal feedback from him. Further, the singers will also get to audition for the upcoming season at the Bavarian Opera Academy (Munich, Germany). The Bavarian Opera Academy is nowadays without any doubt one of the fastest and easiest ways to find a job on the European & US-American opera market and many of its alumni have managed to find jobs through its workshops & auditions.

IOA Management
"IOA Management" is one of the most influential opera agencies in Europe with offices in Munich & Helsinki. IOA Management does not only work with all German Opera houses but also with important international opera houses such as the Royal Opera Stockholm, Danish Royal Opera, London Covent Garden, Paris National Opera, Finnish National Opera, Maggio Musicale di Firenze, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Glyndebourne Festival, Mariinsky Theater, Opera Tenerife, Teatro Real Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Opera Lyon, just to name a few. Besides their strong presence in Europe, IOA Management is one of the very few European opera agencies to collaborate also with almost all American opera houses including the New York Metropolitan Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Seattle Opera, Philadelphia, among many others. 

Further information on IOA Management

Bavarian Opera Academy
The Bavarian Opera Academy is a training centre which was established in Germany by Finnish opera agent Kalle Kanttila. The Bavarian Opera Academy organises monthly workshops for young singing talents. The purpose of these workshops is to build bridges between singers and opera houses, and to assist young singers with their breakthrough in their international opera careers.

BOA workshop participants have had so far the opportunity to audition for directors of the following opera houses: Vienna State Opera, Opera Cologne, Opera Dortmund, Opera Leipzig, Danish Royal Opera, Volksoper Wien, Weimar National Theater, Semperoper Dresden, State Opera Hamburg, State Opera Hannover, State Opera Stuttgart, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, State Opera Nuremberg and the opera houses of Essen, Heidelberg, Bonn and Basel.

Further information on the Bavarian Opera Academy

Mr. Kalle Kanttila 
Mr. Kalle Kanttila, Director of IOA Management & Director of the Bavarian Opera Academy

Further information on Kalle Kanttila




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At our audition, organised by IOA Management, in February 2019 at Opera Essen, were representatives from Deutsche Opera am Rhein Düsseldorf, Opera Dortmund, Opera Bonn, State Opera Stuttgart, Opera Lyon, Nederlandse Reisopera, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Semperoper Dresden, Opera Detmold, State Opera Hannover, Opera Graz, Opera St. Gallen, Opera Wuppertal, Opera Koblenz, Bregenz Opera Festival, Oper Freiburg, Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach, Opera Cairo (Egypt), Opera Gelsenkirchen, Opera Köln, Bruckner-House Linz, PromFest Pärnu, Estonia, Tartu Opera, Estonia, State Opera Oldenburg, Teatro Coccia di Novara and the producer of the German television channel ZDF. ​


At our audition, organised by IOA Management, in May 2018 at the Finnish National Opera, were representatives from the Finnish National Opera, Estonian National Opera, Danish National Opera (Copenhagen), Opera Erfurt, State Opera Hamburg, State Opera  Stuttgart, Staatstheater Oldenburg, Opera Tampere, Opera Palermo (Teatro Massimo), Opera Tarto, Opera Magdeburg, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Semperoper Dresden, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra.


At our audition, organised by IOA Management, in September 2017 at the Bavarian State Opera, were representatives from the Bavarian State Opera, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Wiener Staatsoper, Finnish National Opera, Salzburg Osterfestspiele, L’Opéra de Lille, Opera Graz, Opera St. Gallen, Opera Klagenfurt, Opera Basel, Opera Bonn, Nationaltheater Weimar, Opera Augsburg, Opera Biel-Solothurn, State Opera Nürnberg, Opera Novara, Italy, Opera Tartu, Estonia, Opera Magdeburg, Opera Malmö, Sweden, Sofia National Opera, Opera Coburg, Opera Regensburg, Volksoper Wien, Opera Trier, Staatstheater München, Opera Bielefeld, Opera Classica Europa, Staufer-Festspiele, State Opera Braunschweig, Gut Immling Opera Festival.