Larry Bakst

I made my career in German theaters for more than 25 years. I sang in over 50 different theaters in virtually every region of that country. Productions based in German theaters took him three times on tours of Japan, twice around the world, and to engagements in Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Rome, Madrid, among many others.

Report From Germany

Theaters, performers and private agents are off of life support and hopeful that progress will continue. Performances are happening and being planned, although the particulars vary depending on the Bundesland or country. Austria, for instance, had full houses for the festivals at Salzburg, Bregenz and Erl and public health measures seem to be working under …

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Floods

“Apparently the Wuppertal theater is under water”—a Telegram message from a friend.. First, it must be said that theaters are far from the worst news from the recent floods. Peoplehave died and towns have been destroyed. Our hearts go out to them. Recovery and rebuildingwill be a huge job. It’s my old theater and it’s …

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SOMMER FERIEN

Summertime is Vacation time. Schools are out and theaters close. Germans, who take their vacations very seriously, take a substantial portion of their six weeks annual vacation during this time so things slow down considerably. Like so many aspects of German life there’s an official system and once you know how to find the information …

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The Fach System at Your Fingertips

Now you can understand this complicated system with a few clicks. Use the repertoire you know and sing and quickly find out what German agents and theaters are listening for. Match your repertoire and their expectations and tailor your audition package to succeed in Germany. Professional or a student, agent or singer this database is …

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Recent Conversations: Singers May Be Busy Again Soon

Theaters have planned their 2021-22 seasons, and even amid ongoing uncertainties are looking forward to at least some performances in May. Some theaters are even holding auditions for specific roles. These are more limited; only 4 or 5 people, and at least in the theaters I talked to, there are currently no information auditions, but …

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COMING SOON—A DIGITAL GUIDE TO THE FACH SYSTEM!

Find out with a click how your roles and audition arias fit into the German operatic scene. For beginners and professional singers, agents, and even casting directors, this authoritative database lists the vast majority of operas performed in Germany, their roles, and the standard Fach designations, as well as audition arias from major roles, all …

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