Ensemble, Guests, Opera Studio & Teams

 Opera Studio 

Michael Petruccelli, Pilgoo Kang, Julia Moorman, Tianji Lin, Danylo Matviienko behind Reihe: Florina Ilie, Karolina Makuła & Kelsey Lauritano.
© Wolfgang Runkel


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.

The 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 Paula Murrihy, Iurii Samoilov Kihwan Sim who also took part.

Two members of the studio joined Oper Frankfurt's ensemble in 2019/20: Bianca Andrew Iain MacNeil, and two more join this season: Florina Ilie Kelsey Lauritano.

Paula Murrihy – who joined the studio when it began - returned last season for the title role in a new production of Gabriel Fauré's Pénélope.

In 2020/21  Karolina MakułaDanylo Matviienko & Pilgoo Kang are joined by the Turkish soprano Ekin Su Paker, Maltese mezzo-soprano Marvic Monreal, Columbian tenor Carlos Andrés Cárdenas & German-American bass-baritone Gabriel Rollinson.

Members of the Opera studio 2020/21

Ekin Su Paker - soprano
Karolina Makuła – mezzo-soprano
Marvic Monreal - mezzo-soprano
Carlos Andrés Cárdenas - tenor
Danylo Matviienko – baritone
Pilgoo Kang – bass baritone
Gabriel Rollinson - bass baritone


Bernd Loebe & Thomas Stollberger
Felice Venanzoni  Head of Artistic Development
Michał Goławski Coach

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.