Vocal Arts Programmes 2022  


                  Two sessions June and August

Session 1 :  12 to 26 June 2022

 a full 2 week intensive workshop for singers and repetiteur/coaches                               Open to all levels      NO AGE LIMIT 

 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.   


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

the  faculty includes:

Stuart Graham,  vocal clinician   

Narmina Afendiyeva , head coach

Guest conductor   tba

Philippe Greneche , career consultant  Paris

Robert Verguet,  recording engineer 

         Limited to 12 participants      8 singers 4 pianists

             No auditions first come first served basis

Session 2   16 - 26 August  2022 

 a 10 day  intensive workshop for singers and repetiteur/coaches   Open to all levels      NO AGE LIMIT 


These sessions are devoted to individual development work for serious singers of all ages with an emphasis on physical engagement in singing, expanding recital repertoire and fine-tuning performance techniques. 


Faculty includes:

Jeannette Aster, Dramatic and physical training,

International stage director

Jane Olian  Vocal clinician: Julliard , Manhattan School of Music

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

Candy Siu  coach repetiteur   Berlin

Robert Verguet  sound engineer

plus Visiting guest artists


Limited to 12 participants   10 singers 2 pianists

Application deadline  for both programmes is March 1, 2020.  


TO APPLY Please email : larochedhys.academie@gmail.com

"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

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 preparation

  • 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 

"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



      Session 3 
August 03 - 14


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 2022:   AUGUST  03-14 2022    

Application deadline  April 01  2022

 To view and download the full brochure

  and online applications ,  please visit

  the dedicated website:




 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

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