There Is No Place In The World With More Opera Performances Than Germany!
A career as a full-time opera singer is attainable in Germany!
GET THE EXPERT ADVICE YOU NEED FROM EXPERTS & CURRENT WORKING PROFESSIONALS!
Welcome to OperGermany.com!
This website was founded to help singers navigate an opera career in Germany, the country that is the world's largest producer of opera! Click the video below to learn more about our founder, Larry Bakst and how this website can help you get started as well as navigate a career in Germany.
OperGermany is a community driven website whose mission is to deliver practical, realistic and useful information to qualified individuals who are looking to seek a career in the German opera industry.
This information is brought to you primarily by our founder Larry Bakst, a retired opera singer who traveled the world and made a career in Germany performing in more than 50 theaters for over 30 years. Our information is also sourced from the top news sources, agents, administrators and working singers across Germany.
Our community website also welcomes new members to join the discussion by registering an account and contributing to the discussion threads for free! We strive for this website to be a source of real-time information for singers to build their own understanding of the German opera industry in a constantly fluctuating business.
How can OperGermany.com
Over many centuries, the German opera system has developed its own way of doing things through its own cultural, musical and vocal tastes. It is essential for singers who want to make a career in Germany and Europe to understand the uniqueness of how the system works, as well as how agents and theaters evaluate singers today.
This website can help you by offering information on the following:
Assessing your current training & proficiency to know if you are ready to #MakeTheDive into Germany
Extended explanation of the current Fach system and if your audition repertoire aligns with the casting system
How to start learning the German language as well as key German opera & theatre terminology
Email templates and audition scheduling information
Travel & budgeting tips
Access to an extensive German agent list and how to evaluate agents
Specifics on how auditions work
An in-depth analysis into how German opera theaters function.
Expert tips on visas
Expert tips on living in Germany
Other Topics Covered On OperGermany.com
- What Are They Looking For?
- How To Introduce Yourself…
- Materials to Send Them…
- How to Schedule A First Meeting…
- Contact Lists to Help You Find Them…
- How To Find The Stage Door…
- How To Navigate Your Stage Entrance…
- What Do You Wear?
- Introducing Yourself In German…
- What Repertoire Do You Sing?
- How German Theatres Function…
- How Will You & Your Voice Fit In?
- What Is The “KBB”?
- What Is The “Spielzeit”?
- Learn Key German Theater Jargon!
Up-to-date reports and information on opera in Germany
Singers going to audition in Germany in the spring need to be aware that the time around Easter is very slow because it is the
Seeing Rosenkavalier at the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden this December was a festive night at the opera, despite (or maybe because of) two jump-ins