IOA is the first "all inclusive‚ÄĚ Summer Academy for Opera providing absolutely everything an opera singer needs to ensure a long career.

IOA has everything arranged: click through the menus and please do not hesitate to contact the IOA if you have any specific program requests.


Make your application for IOA 2018 now!

From July 30 to August 13, 2018 the 7th International Opera Academy will take place in Villigst Mansion House!

Read the NEWS of the Academy or have a look at last year's program under GUEST INFORMATION (only available in german). This will give you an idea of what to expect from IOA 2018!




In cooperation with the "Konzertgesellschaft Schwerte" and the "Oratorienchor Kamen" future participants of IOA will be chosen for a paid concert engagement with orchestra (Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, the orchestra of Theater Gelsenkirchen) in the following year (one concert from each organisation)! Thank you Konzertgesellschaft and Oratorienchor for giving this new opportunity to our singers!

Review of the IOA 2017

Special guests this year:


Marc Niemann                                        
(GMD Stadttheater Bremerhaven)                                                                                               


Anette Leistenschneider (Opera Director Theater Nordhausen)


Thomas Weiler (Weiler Artists Management Berlin)

Jolanta Nicolai (All you need Personal Management)

Robin Banerjee (ENT Doctor)

Christiane Kuhlbusch (Yoga - Coach IY)


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Aktuelles / Latest News

Detailed timetable now under  "Guest Information"!

Philipp Kochheim has started his new position as Opera Director at the State Theater of Braunschweig. Congratulations!

Find more "Alumni feedback" (survey details): www.auditionsplus.com 

IOA 2015 participant, german soprano Hiltrud Kuhlamm, won the second price at the "Internationaler Robert Schumann Wettbewerb". Brava Hiltrud!!!