January 2018

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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