At the Dresden College of Music Carl Maria von Weber, future singers are trained under outstanding study conditions and in an exceptionally creative environment. Many winners of national and international competitions, world-famous alumni, engagements in top choirs and successful solo careers testify to the efficiency and sustainability of our training concept.
The focus of the study programme is the development of an artistic personality with all its creative potential, who confidently meets the requirements of the current music business. The basis for this is the comprehensive technical and musical training and promotion of creativity and independence.
In the ensemble work of the Master's programme "Opera" you will acquire comprehensive stylistic confidence in all epochs of music theatre, the ability to interpret and language competence.
In addition, and depending on individual objectives, audition training and regular auditions before directors, agencies and on the stages of the region are also part of the programme. The training spectrum is extended by regular master classes and workshops with internationally successful artists. Furthermore, the college's own recording studio offers the opportunity to create professional application videos or sound recordings as part of your studies.
Networking with the various theatre and university institutions in Dresden and the region as well as cooperation at national and international level is part of the profile of our work. The Dresden Academy of Fine Arts is a permanent partner. The Palucca University of Dance is also repeatedly involved in the productions.
Depending on the self-determined goal of the training, students can choose between artistic and pedagogical studies. In both fields it is possible to take different modules for individual specialisation.
Chemnitz Theatre is founding an opera studio at the beginning of the 2020/2021 season in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden.
Four young singing personalities in the registers soprano, mezzo-soprano, bass-baritone/bass and tenor will be given the opportunity to develop their skills in the traditional and world-renowned repertoire and city theatre system and prepare for a career in musical theatre as modern singing performers. The young singers are cast in small and supporting roles in new productions and repertoire performances as part of a dual curriculum and are given a range of opportunities to present themselves to the audience and theatre designers. Furthermore, the renowned teachers at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden will continue to support them in their technical development.
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