Application for Season 2020-2021

Through the creation of the new Opernstudio NRW the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, the Theater Dortmund, the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen and the Oper Wuppertal have come together to develop a practically-oriented programme to enable an ideal start to young talents’ carrers in the theater world.

For the season 20/21 the Opernstudio NRW is seeking a

Lyric Soprano

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Requirement for the application is an university degree completed within the last 5 years, as well as interest in working with singers (for the pianists).

The position will be limited to two seasons (until 2022).

Applications close on the 25th of February 2020.


Please fill in the application form and send it together with:

  • Singers: two recent video recordings
  • Pianists: resume and repertoire list


After evaluation of the received applications, chosen applicants will be invited to audition in person.

The audition for the lyric soprano is scheduled for March 18th in Essen. 

The audition for the repetiteur is expected to take place March 9th in Dortmund.