Call for Applications

Within the framework of the 28th International Singing Competition, the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg (Rheinsberg Palace Chamber Opera) is calling for applicants to participate in performances, gala programmes and concerts during the festival summer of 2018. Activities also include a master class.

The competition is open to young opera singers born after 1 January 1986.

Preliminary round
Based on audiovisual material (mp3, mp4 or DVD) submitted by applicants, the jury will choose which singers to invite to participate in the final round.

Final rounds
22 to 24 February 2018
University of the Arts, Fasanenstr. 1B (Kammersaal)

Date will be announced later

Deadline for applications:
January 10, 2018

During the festival, prize-winners will work under professional conditions. The working process will culminate in public performances. Comprehensive media coverage of these events is anticipated. The festival gives young singers knowledge and valuable experience for their future profession. Many careers have begun in Rheinberg – for example Annette Dasch, Susanne Elmark, Anett Fritsch, Allison Oakes, Olga Peretyatko, Nadine Weissmann, Aris Argiris, Marco Jentzsch, Friedemann Röhlig …

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Ben Glassberg; Director: Arila Siegert

Fiordiligi                     Soprano
Dorabella                   Mezzosoprano
Guglielmo                   Baritone
Ferrando                    Tenor
Despina                      Soprano
Don Alfonso                Baritone / Bassbaritone

Rehearsals begin: June, 18, 2018
Performances: July, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 2018, Palace Courtyard
Sung in Italian

Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor: Simon Krečič; Director: Bruno Berger-Gorski

Agathe                        Soprano
Max                            Tenor
(These parts are double casts.)

Ottokar                       Baritone
Kuno                           Bass
Ännchen                     Soprano
Kaspar                        Bass
Eremit /Samiel             Bass
Kilian                           Baritone
Brautjungfern              Soprano         

Chorus soloists parts

Rehearsals begin: June, 25, 2018
Performances: August, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 2018, Hedgerow Theatre
Sung in German

World Premiere

Concept and Libretto: Frank Matthus
Composition: Andy and Hannes Teichmann
Conductor: N.N.; Director: Sina Schecker

- FAAL BAUST                Bariton
- Alma / blond woman /
Nurse                             Soprano
- Jenny / Angel /
Nurse                             Soprano
- Girl with a book /
Nurse                             Mezzosoprano
- Lucy / black woman /
Nurse                             Mezzosoprano
- Mother / Nurse             Alto
- Wife / Nurse                 Alto
- Johannes / childish
Friend /Senior                Tenor
- The Death / phantom /
Senior                            Tenor
- Thoralf / false friend /
Senior                             Baritone
- Father / husband /
Senior                             Bass
- Financier / God /
Senior                             Bass

Rehearsals begin: May, 28, 2018
Performances: June, 29, 30 / July, 1, 2018, Palace Theatre
Sung in German

GEHEIME WALDESPFADE (Secret forest trails)
Songs and ensembles by Zelter, Reichhardt, Schubert, Berg, Zumsteeg, Kröger
Direction: Carolin Masur
Musical Direction and fortepiano: Olav Kröger

Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone/Bass

Rehearsals begin: July, 9, 2018
Concerts: July, 13, 14, 2018, Hall of Mirrors in the Palace


Susanne Elmark and Prof. Friedemann Röhlig

Begin: July 13, 2018
Concert: July 22, 2018, Palace Theatre

The jury includes the artistic directors of productions featuring in the 2017 festival summer and singing teachers. In addition, opera and casting directors, as well as, agents will be invited as observers to the final round.

Applications (Deadline: January 10, 2018)
Applicants must submit their entries in the form of two arias of their choice (applicants for “Così fan tutte", Der Freischütz” should, if possible, include an aria from this operas and applicants for "Bad Man's life" one song from jazz or rock-section) on audiovisual media (mp3, mp4). Mp 3, mp4 data can be sent via WeTransfer or as downloads via the applicant’s dropbox. Alternatively, applicants may also send a DVD.

Application documentation
Registration form, CV, photo, repertoire, copy of passport or ID card. 

Registration fee
The registration fee is 30 euros and must be transferred at the latest by January 10, 2018.

Musikkultur Rheinsberg gGmbH - Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg
IBAN: DE96 1605 0202 1820 0044 88, BIC: WELADED1OPR

The transfer payment must include any additional transfer fees incurred. Permission to participate in the competition will only be granted after receipt of payment.

Travel costs associated with participation in the final round will not be reimbursed.

The cost of travel within Germany to and from the festival venue (rail, second class, Bahncard 25) will be refunded. Accommodation and meals in Rheinsberg will be provided free of charge.

Please use the online registration form for your application or this pdf-file for your application and send it to the following email address:
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Please send the application in time for the deadline, otherwise the system may be overloaded.

Musikkultur Rheinsberg gGmbH
- Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg -
Kavalierhaus der Schlossanlage • D – 16831 Rheinsberg
Tel. +49-(0)33931-725–0 (-018)∙ Fax: +49-(0)33931-725-15

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