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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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Recent Conversations with Agents and Theaters: Problems and Prospects

A Dark Winter for theaters. According to recent conversations with opera professionals in Germany, German theaters are shut down until at least the end of January, probably longer. Beneath the surface there’s a dichotomy between agents, who are in limbo, and theaters, which strange as it may seem, are very busy dealing with the effects …

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Auf die Bühne

YOUR PERFORMANCE-MUSICAL AND PERSONAL SO! The Inspiziert has told you to go! AUFTRITT!!! YOU’RE ON You walk out to a good spot-Find the Light, or go to where the last person was told to sing. BE PREPARED TO LISTEN HARD AND RESPOND It can be tricky to understand a foreign language when you’re onstage and …

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Key Resources

German, Austrian and Swiss Agent Lists German opergermany.com/german-contacts/ http://operabase.com/manager/de/en Austrian opergermany.com/austrian-contacts/ http://operabase.com/manager/at/en Swiss http://operabase.com/manager/ch/en   ZAV Contact Emails (Subject Line:”Oper/Operetta Bewerbung”) BERLIN: –zav-zav-berlin-kv@arbeitsagentur.de ZAV-Kuenstlervermittlung-Berlin@arbeitsagentur.de Berenike Jürgens Bettina Pangsy (Frau) HAMBURG:  zav-hamburg-kv@arbeitsagewntur.de ZAV-Kuenstlervermittlung-Hamburg@arbeitsagentur.de Dr. Wolf Borchers  (Herr Dr.) LEIPZIG:  zav-leigzig-kv@arbeitsagentur.de ZAV-Kuenstlervermittlung-Leipzig@arbeitsagentur.de Gabriele Kodama  (Frau) Köln (Cologne):  zav-koeln-kv@arbeitsagentur.de ZAV-Kuenstlervermittlung-Koeln@arbeitsagentur.de Maria Leyer-Fäth  (Frau) Axel Mendrock MÜNCHEN (Munich):  zav-muenchen-kv@arbeitsagentur.de …

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Fach, Fächer and You

What is it? It’s a system for organizing, assigning and understanding operatic and operetta roles, voices and the requirements for successful, sustainable performances of the operatic repertoire in theaters over time. It reflects practical necessities as well as aesthetic and cultural choices. It is incorporated into singers’ contracts and can be binding on both parties …

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Theater Overview

Theaters A JOB IS A JOB, BUT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE! Recently a long time opera house administrator who is now teaching in Berlin complained that young American singers would audition one day for the theater in Hof, the next for Hamburg and have no idea of the difference. It’s great to be egalitarian and enthusiastic, …

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Talking To Them

Overview – Germans are direct and frank and appreciate it if you are that way with them. Many Americans find this abrasive, but nicey nice and cheerfully positive seems superficial and fake to them. -Try to speak as much German as you can. When it gets to be a problem they’ll speak English which most …

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Must Have Materials

Here is your template for a Resume in German Lawrence K. Bakst 255 W. 108th St. Apt. 11D New York, N.Y. 10025 tel: +1(212)222-2222 mobile: +1(123)123-1234 tenor@sonso.com Lebenslauf Geboren an: 25.6.1982 2000 Montgomery Blair High School. 2004 B.A. Brandeis University 1989-1993 Mitglied im Kinderchor des Metropolitan Opera Musikalische Ausbildung: 2004-2007 Juilliard School 2007 BMus Wettbewerbe: …

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