Are you ready…?

Ready to take the next step in building your career? Curious about what it takes to sing and live in Germany?

Then join us in Weimar!  Sing a role in a fully-staged opera, audition for agents and immerse yourself in German language and culture.

2020 Summer Sessions Update


The safety of our participants is Lyric Opera Studio Weimar’s first priority. We would like inform all applicants, as well as all participants who have already accepted a place in the Studio, that at this time, our 2020 summer sessions will proceed June through August as scheduled.


In expectation that the spread of the Coronavirus will have diminished by the beginning of the first session at the end of June 2020, and that the World Health Organization and the Robert Koch Institut (the German public health institute) declare it safe to travel to and to reside in Germany, we would like to assure you of our plans.  We realize this is a fluid situation, and should the government of Germany maintain that the virus is still prevalent to an unacceptable level, full refunds of tuition will then be issued to all participants in the 2020 summer sessions.


We hope to see you all in the summer, and wish everyone a safe and healthy spring.

Who are we?

We are a comprehensive opera training program – now in our 13th year – designed for emerging professional singers.  If you’re considering a career in Europe, our program is for you.  We focus on building the skills you need to audition and have a career in the German theatre system. 

what do we offer?

Our international faculty are leading artists and pedagogues who offer instruction in every facet of the art and business of opera. You’ll learn and grow in a friendly, supportive atmosphere, make invaluable professional connections, and build lasting friendships with colleagues from around the world.

why choose us?

The Studio program is intensive – you’ll work hard while you’re here. But you’ll leave having learned what it takes to audition and get hired in a job market that is increasingly competitive. Our alumni get hired – they’re working in theatres in Germany and all over Europe.

The 2020 Studio

Don Giovanni

Jan 22 – Feb 23, 2020  

Applications closed

Celebrating our fourth professional co-production with Theater Rudolstadt, this sumptuous new production with full orchestra is part of the theater’s mainstage season.  


La Cenerentola

June 24 – July 23, 2020  

Final Deadline

March 15, 2020

Rossini’s sparkling fairy tale, filled to the brim with laughter and fun, returns to Weimar this summer, along with our much-loved Opern-Gala Concerts.  


Die Zauberflöte

August 4 – 29, 2020  

Final Deadline

March 15, 2020

Mozart’s final work – a brilliant masterpiece of betrayal, compassion, and love.  Our popular production plays to  sold-out houses every summer.  


Meet our Faculty


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Steubenstraße 19a, 99423 Weimar, Germany