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exzellenz labor oper®

In cooperation with
Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland

August 28 – September 8, 2024

(to be confirmed!)

Musikakademie Schloss Engers

exzellenz labor oper

»The finishing touch«

Concept and Artistic director:

Hedwig Fassbender


12 Singers, 4 Pianists


  • Single lessons
  • Team teaching
  • Group coaching
  • Seminars
  • Public Final Concert in Frankfurt

Course content

  • Technique / Style
  • Clarification of the Artistic Profile
  • Audition Training
  • Mental training
  • Career Advice
  • Feldenkrais
  • Clothing style and Make-up/Hair

650€ for singers / 450€ for pianists

Instructors 2023

Hedwig Fassbender, Frankfurt

Style of German repertoire, Vocal technique

Fausto Nardi, Hamburg

Style of Baroque and Mozart, Recitativi

René Massis, Paris

Style of French Belcanto, Career Counseling

Enrico Maria Cacciari, Zürich

Style of Italian Belcanto, Piano technique

Mathias Hermann, Frankfurt

Audition Training, Role development

Magdalena Zabanoff, Berlin

Mental Training

Rebecca Meitlis, London


Amélie Sator, Köln

Style of Audition- and Concert-Outfit

Nadja Dahlheimer, Würzburg

Style Make-up and Hair

Bodo Busse, Saarbrücken

Special Guest

The course location

Weikersheim Castle

The course takes place in the beautiful Weikersheim Castle, the headquarters of Jeunesses Musicales Germany. During the course, course participants and instructors live at the academy.

The castle is the ancestral seat of the Lords of Hohenlohe in Weikersheim. The original moated castle in the Tauber reservoir was extensively enlarged as a Renaissance-style palace from 1595 onwards. The three-axis baroque garden from the early 18th century in front of the south wing opens up the grounds to the wide landscape of the Tauber valley. Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland has been running the International Music Academy Schloss Weikersheim in the „Prinzessinnenbau“ since 1963.