In order to get to that first step on the path of a professional opera career, it is first necessary to make it over the hurdle known as the audition: in approximately 5 minutes, the casting directors have to decide whether or not a candidate is suitable for an engagement, which often leads to disappointing results for many talented young singers.
While a beautiful voice and good singing technique are essential, they are seldom enough on their own to make an audition successful. Even solid stage experience in University and Conservatory productions is no guarantee for a successful audition, especially in German-speaking theatres that adhere to unwritten “rules” and traditions (of which young, and in particular non-native German-speaking, singers are seldom aware).
That is where my audition consultation comes in, covering everything from the selection of the appropriate repertoire to the development of an audition-appropriate aria interpretation and presentation (intended to achieve maximal impact within a 5 minute time frame), as well as personal onstage demeanor.
From my earliest experiences as the Operational Manager of OPERA PROJECT WIEN, I have been active as an agent and manager of opera singers, where I have been guiding young artists on their way to professional careers for over twenty years.
Together with experienced coaches from the Vienna Staatsoper, I work with singers to prepare them for auditions in German-speaking opera houses. The consultations are always tailored to the individual needs of each artist and include a personal preliminary discussion, an audition training session of at least one hour, and a follow-up evaluation of the session (next steps, etc.)
Fee: 120 Euro (includes pianist’s fee and room rental)
To arrange a coaching: firstname.lastname@example.org or +43/699/19138496
Appointment cancellations 24 hours in advance of the appointment will incur no charges.