Ensemble, Guests, Opera Studio & Teams

 Opera Studio 

Oper Frankfurt’s aim when the Opera Studio opened in 2008/09 was to help young singers embarking on a career by actively supporting them, providing professional teachers to help them hone their skills and, possibly, building a long term relationship with some of these highly qualified young artists.

A splendid concert in 2018 to celebrate the Opera Studio's first 10 years was living proof that our work has paid off, especially when one looks at the international careers enjoyed by Alumnis including Iurii Samoilov, Kihwan Sim and Paula Murrihy - who joined the studio when it began and also returned for the title role in a new production of Fauré's Pénélope. Francisco Brito returns in 2021/22 to sing Giannetto in La gazza ladra.

Members of the Studio enjoy taking part in masterclasses run by legendary regulars including Brigitte Fassbaender, Hedwig Fassbender, Edith Wiens, Neil Shicoff and the accompanist Helmut Deutsch.

Members of the Opera studio 2021/22

Karolina Bengtsson soprano
Ekin Su Paker soprano
Nombulelo Yende soprano
Karolina Makuła mezzo-soprano
Marvic Monreal mezzo-soprano
Carlos Andrés Cárdenas tenor
Pilgoo Kang bass baritone
Gabriel Rollinson bass baritone


Bernd Loebe & Thomas Stollberger
Felice Venanzoni  Head of Artistic Development

email: opernstudio@buehnen-frankfurt.de

Young singers, who have completed their training, are invited to apply to audition for the Opera Studio. Please send us:

- an up to date c.v. (including date of birth)
- an up to date photograph
- a list of roles you have studied or sung
- a recent recording (CD, DVD, mp3 or WMA) of 3 arias or Lieder - one of them sung in German, if possible

No more applications for 2021/2022 can now be accepted. Applications from those wishing to apply to join the Opera Studio in 2022/23 should arrive by February 28 2022.
and sent by post/mail to:

Opernstudio der Oper Frankfurt
Thomas Stollberger
Untermainanlage 11
60311 Frankfurt am Main

We receive a huge amount of applications every year so we will only be in contact with you if you are being considered to audition. The material you have sent will be not be returned.

This project has been made possible by generous support from the Deutsche Bank Stiftung, the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main and the Frankfurt Patronatsverein (Patrons) - Sektion Oper & Giersch Stiftung.