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Performing Opera

PERFORMING OPERA is a seven-day intensive workshop programme that includes a live radio performance and official presentations at the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam.


• Training, rehearsing, performing

• Focus on acting

• Performances for a live audience


For vocal students B-III, B-IV, Master’s & recently graduated singers.


13  – 19 August 2023. Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam.


Opera, operetta, classical musical and music theatre, from all periods and regions.


First phase of the summer school: Following the applicant selection process, the participants will pick, along with the teachers, the scenes they would like to work on. Participants will dive into the chosen repertoire and read the provided literature through self-study.

Final phase of the summer school: The first day consists of working on interpretation and physical acting. The second day focuses on musical and body work. The subsequent five-day intensive combines physical training, scene study, rehearsing, and performing. 


A unique feature of Performing Opera is its cooperation with the Grachtenfestival, where singers can test their newly acquired performance skills on a live audience. The three performance opportunities (live radio broadcast, interactive performance, and final presentation) will be presented within the festival.


Elsina Jansen – Acting & Staging

Wilfred van de Peppel –  Physical acting

David Prins – Acting & Staging

Marta Liébana – Coach & Pianist


€ 600 Full program

€ 200 Traineeship (all classes and participation in scenes/chorus)


E-mail your letter of motivation, résumé, link or MP4 file with two opera aria’s to info@performingopera.com. The MP4 file can be a simple video, for example of a lesson. We prefer links! Deadline: May 14, 2023.



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