Opera Studio


from left to right: Thomas Faulkner, Gurgen Baveyan, Jessica Strong, Nora Friedrichs, Katharina Ruckgaber, Michael Porter - Photo: Wolfgang Runkel
Oper Frankfurt’s aim when the Opera Studio opened in 2008/09 was to help young singers embarking on a career 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.

The importance of the Opera Studio has been proved once again: tenor Michael Porter joins Oper Frankfurt's Ensemble in 2015/16 – the ninth singer from the Opera Studio to do so since it came into being in 2008. Former members of the studio return as guests this season: Nora Friedrichs in new productions of Le cantatrici villane and Das schlaue Füchslein/The Cunning Little Vixen and a revival of Hänsel und Gretel and Maria Pantiukhova for a new production of Stiffelio and revivals of Kornrgold's Die tote Stadt/The Dead City and Die Walküre. Katharina Ruckgaber, Jessica Strong, Gurgen Baveyan and Thomas Faulkner, in their second year, will be joined by the Greek soprano Danae Kontora, Canadian mezzo-soprano Julia Dawson and German baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer.

They 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.

Come and follow the artistic development of these artists on stage and in their series of concerts - »Opera Studio Soirées« - in the Holz Foyer.

MEMBERS OF THE OPERA STUDIO 2014/15
Nora Friedrichs soprano
Maria Pantiukhova mezzo-soprano
Katharina Ruckgaber soprano
Jessica Strong soprano
Thomas Faulkner bass baritone
Gurgen Baveyan baritone
Michael Porter Tenor

MEMBERS OF THE OPERA STUDIO 2015/16
Danae Kontora, soprano
Katharina Ruckgaber soprano
Jessica Strong, soprano
Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano
Gurgen Baveyan, baritone
Ludwig Mittelhammer, baritone
Thomas Faulkner, bass-baritone

MANAGEMENT
Sebastian Weigle, Bernd Loebe General Management
Juri Masurok Coach
Thomas Stollberger Organisation
email: opernstudio@buehnen-frankfurt.de

Information about how to apply to join the Studio can be found here.

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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GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO
Georg Friedrich Händel
Saturday 11.05.2013 18:30 h
Opera House

next new production:


DREI EINAKTER
(Three One Act Operas)
Bohuslav Martinu
Saturday 04.07.2015 19:30 h
Bockenheimer Depot

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