Our summer courses will be concluded with an opera production.
As a follow up of the IBA-summer course Opera NHN (Noord-Holland-Noord) will realize one or more performances of their own choosing in Dutch theaters. Participation in the IBA-summer course might entail a role in this production or as many roles that can be cast. Depending on the financial possibilities, the opera will be executed with piano or orchestra.
More information about Opera NHN can be found on their website:
“Cooperation with the International Belcanto Academy (IBA)”
The IBA assists young graduates’ vocalists on their way to the Dutch, German and other international opera stages as well as working with established professionals, already singing in theaters and wanting to learn a new role before trying it out in a major theater. To this end, it organizes a number of master classes, courses and summer training studio.
Our stage director, Nelly Vogler, is a teacher of scenic training associated with this course. She also works with the participants in rehearsing an opera chosen by the IBA.
The course ends with a semi-staged performance.
Whenever the work is suitable, IBA singers may be invited in the opera repertoire of opera NHN to join the theater. This is intended to supplement the course. For their participation, they will receive an agreed upon fee.
Realized opera collaborations to this date:
The Magic Flute (W.A. Mozart), 2012
Die verkaufte Braut (B. Smetana), 2014
Gianni Schicchi (G. Puccini), 2015
Werther (J. Massenet), 2016
Carmen, August 2017