Opera Studio

in front, from left to right: Maria Pantiukhova, Kateryna Kasper, Nora Friedrichs, Marta Hermann, behind: Iurii Samoilvo, Michael Porter, Natascha Djikanovic Foto: Wolfgang Runkel
Oper Frankfurt’s aim when the Opera Studio opened in 2008/09 was to help young singers embarking on a career in singing by actively supporting them, providing professional teachers to help them hone their skills and, possibly, building a long term relationship with some of these highly qualified young artists.

This vital project has already borne fruit: Elizabeth Reiter has become the sixth singer (from the 19 who have worked at the Studio since it came into being in 2008) to leave the Opera Studio and join the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt. Other Alumni are returning to the company this season as guests: Maren Favela for roles in new productions of Ariadne auf Naxos and Telemann's Orpheus and Francisco Brito for Gianetto in the new production of Die diebische Elster/The Thieving Magpie.

Marta Herman, Kateryna Kasper and Iurii Samoilov, in their second year, are being joined by two sopranos, Natascha Djikanovic, from Serbia, and Nora Friedrichs from Hamburg, the Russian mezzo-soprano Maria Pantiukhova and American tenor Michael Porter.
The singers take part in regular masterclasses held by internationally renowned artists and are cast in small, and sometimes not so small roles in productions. All the singers have said that they learn most from taking part in performances.

We invite you to follow the artistic development of this artists on stage and in their own series of concerts - »Opera Studio Soirées« - in the Holz Foyer.

Kateryna Kasper Soprano
Natascha Djikanovic Soprano
Nora Friedrichs Soprano
Maria Pantiukhova Mezzo-Soprano
Marta Herman Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Porter Tenor
Iurii Samoilov Baritone

Sebastian Weigle, Bernd Loebe General Management
Juri Masurok Coaching
In Sun Suh Music Coach
Thomas Stollberger Organisation
Mail: opernstudio@buehnen-frankfurt.de

Information about applying to join the Studio can be found

This project has been made possible by generous support from the Deutsche Bank Stiftung, the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main and the Frankfurter Patronatsverein - Sektion Oper

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Thursday 21.03.2013 19:00 h
Opera House

next new production:

Rolf Riehm
Sunday 14.09.2014 18:00 h
Opera House


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