The development of highly talented young singers from all over the world and providing them with help on the way to an artistic career – these are the aims of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Opera Studio.

Maria Carla Pino Cury (Brazil/Chile), Daria Muromskaia (Russia), Karina Repova (Germany), Andrés Sulbarán (Venezuela) and Andrei Nicoara (Romania) each enter the second year of their membership of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein’s Opera Studio in the 2019/20 season. This aims to promote exceptionally talented young singers from all around the world and help them on the way to an artistic career.
Together with the tenor Gürkan Gider, mezzosoprano Valerie Eickhoff and baritone Luvuyo Mbundu they will continue to prepare for their profession this season with regular solo repetition, repertoire building, ensemble rehearsals, role studies, audition training, voice coaching and scenic workshops.
However, a key element of the studio is their integration into the ensemble and into the Deutsche Oper am Rhein’s programme of rehearsals and performances as what opera singing really means as a profession can only be learnt on stage. This season the young singers will take over roles in operas including ‘Queen of Spades’, ‘I puritani’, ‘Salome’, ‘Don Carlo’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Hänsel und Gretel’, ‘La traviata’ and ‘Der fliegende Holländer’.