2020 Winter Session – Apply Now!
January 23 – February 23, 2020
PRELIMINARY Application Deadline:
Sept. 30, 2019
FINAL Application Deadline:
Oct. 31, 2019
Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (LOSW) is pleased to announce our thirteenth season with a winter production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. This is our fourth professional co-production with Theater Rudolstadt and their orchestra – the Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt.
We will present five performances of Don Giovanni in Theater Rudolstadt’s 2020 mainstage season. This is a new production, with sets and costumes designed and built especially for LOSW. Participants will have the opportunity to sing a full role in a professional German theatre, accompanied by the Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, conducted by Maestro Oliver Weder, and with stage direction by LOSW General Director, Damon Nestor Ploumis.
Our comprehensive opera training program is designed for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, with a focus on the German theater system.
We develop singers through intensive daily German language and diction coaching, training in singing, movement, rehearsal process and role study, as well as master classes, individual lessons and stagecraft instruction. In addition, participants benefit from sessions in audition techniques and career management. Students’ participation in the program culminates with the performance of a role in a fully-staged opera. Singers are able to develop the necessary skills to audition and work as artists in one of the most important spheres of opera – the German-speaking world.