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What you need to apply

August 28 – September 8, 2024

at the Music Academy in Schloss Engers

In order to benefit optimally from „exzellenz labor oper“, you should have the following qualifications:

  • Singing/pianistic and musical quality
  • Discipline
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to work in a team

AGE LIMIT: We have no official age limit, but our participants are normally not older than 32.

Applications are only possible online.
Closing date: 31 May 2024
The course fee is 800€ for singers and 600€ for pianists.
The application fee is 30€.
Please transfer to:
IBAN: DE33 6735 2565 0000 4022 48
Don’t forget to write „exzellenz labor oper“ in the subject-box!

The application fee is non-refundable but will be credited to the course fee if you are accepted as a participant. The instructors will carefully evaluate all videos. Acceptances will be made by 20 June at the latest.

Each applicant who is not accepted will, upon request, receive written feedback on the reason for rejection.


To apply, please send an email to the project coordinator Daniela Kabs:

and include the following attachments:

All singers and pianists:

  1. Application form, click here 
  2. Curriculum vitae and photo
  3. A letter of motivation (why do you want to attend the course?)
  4. 2 letters of recommendation (German, English, French or Italian)

Three mp4-/vimeo -or youtube-link/s with arias of different epochs, tempo, and style, at least one of them with a recitativo

– Two mp4-/vimeo -or youtube-link/s which show you as an accompanist

– One mp4-/vimeo -or youtube-link where you play one of the following excerpts and mark the singers‘ parts:

  1. W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, Finale II until „a conoscerla apprende potrà“
  2. G. Bizet: Carmen, Quintett of the smugglers
  3. G. Puccini: La Bohème, Act 1 until „che lieto baglior“

Due to the individuality of the course, passive participation is not possible.