Please read here some of the latest news:
- Margaret Newcomb won 2nd prize at the 11th international "Immling" singing competition in Bad Endorf in March 2019, and will give her house & role debut as Waltraute in "Die Walküre" at Opera Kiel this season.
-Maiju Vaahtoluoto will sing Ulrica in "Un ballo in maschera" at State Opera Oldenburg in 2019/2020
-Samuli Taskinen will be a permanent ensemble member of Opera St. Gallen in Switzerland from season 2019/2020 onwards.
-Daniel Choi gave his debut as Lindorf, Coppélius, Dapertutto, Dr. Miracle in "Les contes d'Hoffmann" at Opera Köln this season.
-Brett Sprague will be a permanent ensemble member of Opera Erfurt from 2019/2020 onwards
-Jennifer Zein gave her debut as Gretel in "Hänsel und Gretel" at Opera Leipzig this season, and will return there next season for Esmeralda in "Die verkaufte Brau".
- Aljaz Vesel will sing 1st Geharnischter Mann in "Die Zauberflöt" at Opera Heidelberg in 2019/2020.
-Daniel Choi is currently singing Monterone in "Rigoletto" at Opera Heidelberg
-Jina Choi will sing Prinz Orlowsky in "Die Fledermaus" at the Immling Opera Festival in Summer 2019.
-Brett Sprague will sing the role of Lord Barrat in "Junge Lord" at State Theater Munich this season
-Markus Nieminen will sing the role of Dr. Frank in "Die Fledermaus" at the Immling Opera Festival 2019
- Aljaz Vesel will join the permanent soloist ensemble of Landestheater Radebeul (Dresden) from next season onwards.
We are delighted to announce Luisa Tambaro‘s debut as Leonora in Il Trovatore at Opera Koblenz (Premiere on July 5th).
Our wonderful tenor, Joska Lehtinen, will sing tonight the role of Pollione in Norma at the State Opera Nürnberg!
We are happy to announce the signing of tenor Aljaz Vesel with International Opera Artists (IOA Management). From next season onwards, Aljaz Vesel will be a permanent soloist at Opera Radebeul (Sächsische Landestheater) where he will embody major roles such as Max (DER FREISCHÜTZ), Edgar Aubry (DER VAMPIR), Jim Mahoney (AUFSTIEG UND FALL DER STADT MAHAGONNY), and Florestan (FIDELIO), only to name a few.
Toi, toi, toi to our singer, Margaret Newcomb, who can be heard tonight as Waltraute in "Die Walküre“ at Opera Kiel!
We are delighted to announce Maria Gulik's debut as Amneris in Aida at Opera Kiel (Premiere on August 24th).
Toi, toi, toi to our fantastic tenor, Aljaz Vesel, who can be heard tonight as Max in "Der Freischütz“ in the big open air production of Opera Radebeul! (Landesbühnen Sachsen by Dresden)
We are delighted to announce that even three of our alumni got engaged as permanent ensemble members at the Finnish National Opera from the next season onwards! Congratulations, dear Anu Ontronen (mezzo), Ida Wallén (mezzo) & Saara Kiiveri (soprano)!!
Toi, toi, toi to our fantastic tenor Brett Sprague who can be heard as Pedrillio in "Die Entführung aus dem Serail“ in the big open air production of the Thüringer Schlossfestspiele tonight!!
We are so proud that, immediately after his first participation at the workshops of the Bavarian Opera Academy, he was offered artistic representation trough IOA Management; IOA provided him the opportunity to sing the title role of "Der junge Lord" at Staatstheater München, and "Carmina Burana" with the Tampere Philharmonie in Finland as well as with the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden. From next season onwards, this young tenor belongs to the soloist ensemble of Opera Erfurt.
Even four of our singers can be heard in the premiere of "Die Fledermaus" which opens tomorrow at Immling Opera Festival in Germany!
Jennifer Zein as Adele
Jina Choi as Prinz Orlowsky
Markus Nieminen as Frank
Caren Maxerath as Ida
We are delighted to announce that our alumna Jina Choi will join Opera Pforzheim as a permanent ensemble member next season. Some of her first roles there include Maddalena in ”Rigoletto”, Komponist in ”Ariadne auf Naxos”, and Mutter in ”Die verkaufte Braut”, just to name a few.
The Bavarian Opera Academy is nowadays without any doubt one of the fastest and easiest ways to find a job on the German/Swiss/Austrian opera market. We are delighted that, in addition to very many guest contracts, five of our singers received a job as permanent ensemble members at the following opera houses:
- Tenor Joska Lehtinen , State Opera Braunschweig
- Tenor Brett Sprague, Opera Erfurt
- Mezzo Jina Choi, Opera Pforzheim
- Bass Samuli Taskinen, Opera St. Gallen
- Tenor Aljaž Vesel, Opera Radebeul