from 08 to 23 June 2019

 a full 2 week intensive workshop  for serious singers seeking to improve themselves  Open to all levels.  

**New training Programme for pianists and repetiteurs -

coaching , repertoire, diction 



These intensive workshops concentrate on dramatic and musical coaching of the classic vocal repertoire in preparation for auditions, competitions, in-depth study of a complete operatic role or personal professional development.

Individual study programmes created and tailored to the specific needs of each participant.

  • 50 hours of individual work and small group sessions with musical, vocal   and dramatic coaches

  • Aria study, melodies and lieder, complete role study, development of special projects, audition prep

  • Emphasis on polishing text, diction, languages, style in performance repertoire as well as integrating stage presentation skills, and physical expression in performance.

  • Daily physical and vocal warmup “Tuning the body”, emphasis on physical expression, engaging the body, breathing

  • Career Counselling with professional consultants

  • Professional quality recording of a demo audition CD possible upon request 

  • Open Masterclass and Public concerts


Limited to 12 participants


Under the direction of  internationally recognized Opera Director and Operalogue,  Jeannette Aster, 

the interntional faculty includes:

Jane Olian  Vocal clinician: Julliard , Manhattan School of Music

Donna Gill  Head coach: Julliard, N.Y.U., Chautaqua Summer Opera

Manon Fischer Dieskau Lieder coach  Guildhall School  London

Candy Siu  coach reptiteur   Berllin

Philippe Greneche, Artist Manager Philgren Arts Paris 

Robert Verguet  sound engineer

plus Visiting guest artists


No audition necessary work at your own speed


Application deadline is March 30, 2019 



"I know that the new awareness I have learned will allow me to get

inside the music and I think that this alone will allow me for to

become a more genuine and powerful performer."


- Jonathan, Singer, Toronto, Canada

"It is the perfect environment for both experienced professional singers seeking a “tune-up” or an intensive period of individual work and dedicated amateur singers looking for a chance to further cultivate their skills with a first-rate professional faculty"

Kristin, singer,   New York



Opera. Connections.Europe is an unique professional development program geared specifically to building network connections and preparing emerging opera singers for the European audition experience.


Designed and developed in partnership with agents and theaters throughout Europe, the 10-day workshops offer thorough audition preparation with international experts but most importantly,  a

realistic understanding of the European opera scene and the opportunity of building personal networks with opera professionals in Europe with follow-up and continued mentoring through audition tours and further professional opportunities.


The objective of the programme is to offer emerging opera singers from around the world the counselling support and network connections to access the European opera market.


Dates for 2019:    AUGUST   10 - 20  2019    

Application deadline  April 30  2019

please visit the dedicated website:



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 brochure and application forms  

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                                                                                                                                             Video interview with Jeannette Aster



"Singing in Europe is an ultimate dream….attending the program at La Roche D'Hys was an experience that has helped propel me forward and find the confidence within to go out and do it! The excellent professional coaches and conductors I worked with, helped me hone in on what I should present in European auditions, to understand how the system works and what to expect. The individual attention provided by each faculty member covered every area in the music business..."

Michelle,   singer from Calgary Alberta Canada now living and working in Berlin