The Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opera Studio

The Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opera Studio prepares highly talented young singers practice-oriented for an international career. After completing the multi-stage selection process, the chosen talents then go on to support the Bayerische Staatsoper’s ensemble for a full two years. They are integrated directly into opera business and take on small to medium-sized roles in our productions. They also enjoy an accompanying support programme, consisting of singing and role studies, acting lessons and selected master courses, among other elements. The highpoint of the opera year is a new staging produced especially for the Opera Studio, which all singers take part in and which celebrates a premiere in the Cuvilliés Theatre in late spring.

The Opera Studio was founded as it is today in the 2006/2007 season and is artistically managed by Tobias Truniger. Along with ten singers, it also includes two pianists, who also undergo an application process and are supported as part of the programme. Under General Manager Serge Dorny’s guidance, this young talent promotion also plays an important role in the work of the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Are you interested in applying for the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opera Studio? 
You’ll find all the information on requirements, dates and application processes at


Artistic Director Tobias Truniger
Organisational Manager  Pina-Teresa Mittelhammer

Role studies  Tobias Truniger, Wolf-Michael Storz, Céline Dutilly
Singing lessons  Margreet Honig, John Norris
Master courses  Nicola Beller Carbone, Brigitte Fassbaender, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Bo Skovhus, Edith Wiens, Helmut Deutsch
Breathing technique  Paul Triepels
Acting lessons Sigrid Herzog
Lessons for répétiteurs  Sophie Raynaud
German lessons Guido Feldmann









At this point, we must thank the Opera Studio’s sponsors, who, with their support, make an inestimable contribution to promoting young talent at the Bayerische Staatsoper:

Dr. Arnold and Emma Bahlmann, DIBAG Industriebau AG, Rolf and Caroli Dienst, Vera and Volker Doppelfeld Foundation, Dr. Dierk and Veronika Ernst, Christa Fassbender, Dr. Joachim Feldges, Freunde des Nationaltheaters e.V., Oliver and Claudia Götz, Dirk and Marlene Ippen, Christine and Marco Janezic, Dr. Hans-Dieter Koch and Silvie Katalin Varga, Christof Lamberts, LfA Förderbank Bayern, Christiane Link, A+O Rogowski, Eugénie Rohde, Schwarz Foundation, Georg and Swantje von Werz, Oliver and Kaori Zipse

Would you also like to contribute to promoting young talent at the Bayerische Staatsoper or inform yourself about further support options? Our Development staff look forward to hearing from you and helping you:

Bayerische Staatsoper Development Office 
+49 89 21 85 10 39