What is the IOA?

During this two week course, the main focus is on daily singing lessons, performance training, coaching and master classes.

In addition, the IOA provides training in a number of related topics and skills such as:

  • language coaching
  • repertoire consultations
  • acting class
  • simulated auditions
  • video training
  • mental relaxation
  • body workout
  • Method Breathing
  • Make up workshop
  • lectures on German contract law/dos and don'ts in theater
  • taxation laws
  • health and nutrition (ENT lecture)

A further IOA module on offer is the opportunity for you to audition in a 1 on 1 situation for agencies and theater managers and to receive invaluable advice.  By placing this module at both the beginning and the end of the academy course, you have the opportunity to set your professional goals and ensure your success. 

During IOA each singer will perform in 2 - 3 concerts including a gala concert at the end of the academy. Conductors, agents and Opera Directors will be invited. The gala concert is a competition in which you can win a paid concert with „Neue Philharmonie Westfalen“, a renowned professional orchestra in this area belonging to Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen.