# STAGE

 

 

We involve students from various universities and colleges in our stage projects at the Kammeroper. To that end, we work with a constantly growing pool of tertiary education institutions and opera studios in Europe and invite the best young artists to contribute their talents to our ensembles in the roles/positions that best suit them. This gives them the chance to learn from experienced colleagues and get to know how professional theatre is run.

 

 

Students are involved in the following staged productions in the 2023/24 season:

 

 

In the 2022/23 season, students are integrated into the following staged productions:

Profiles

  • Elisabeth Freyhoff © Jakob Schad

Name: Elisabeth Freyhoff

Voice: Soprano

University: Theaterakademie August Everding/Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

Performing in: La finta giardiniera

Personal highlight of the 2023/24 season: Of course, I'm mostly looking forward to our "finta giardiniera", but then Denis & Katya by Philip Venables definitely comes in second place. This year, I will also be taking part in a piece by Venables at the August Everding Theater Academy and I am very enthusiastic about this composer.

CAMPUS means to me: artistic and musical exchange between great colleagues.

Dream role: Susanna in „Le nozze di Figaro“, Violetta in „La Traviata“, Sophie in „Der Rosenkavalier“… There are simply too many.

A big role on a small stage or a small role on a big stage: both are wonderful, especially if the team is right!

Musical role model: I'm afraid I can't say for sure. There are too many fantastic performers in instrumental and vocal music and then there are the people to whom we owe this music.

Name: Anton Beliaev

Voice: Baritone​​​​​​​

University: The Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin​​​​​​​

Performing in: La finta giardiniera

Personal highlight of the 2023/24 season: For me personally, the new season is a great opportunity at the Theater an der Wien to enjoy not only famous works, but also previously unknown works by old and new composers.​​​​​​​

CAMPUS means to me: an opportunity to gain valuable artistic experience in order to improve my professional side.​​​​​​​

Dream role: Wolfram von Eschenbach and Eugene Onegin​​​​​​​

A big role on a small stage or a small role on a big stage: every performance on stage is a great achievement in itself.​​​​​​​

Musical role model: Robert Merrill

  • Anton Beliaev © Anton Beliaev
  • Michaella Hrivnak Cipriani © Michaella Hrivnak Cipriani

Name: Michaella Hrivnak Cipriani

Voice: Lyric soprano

University: The Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin

Performing in: La finta giardiniera

Personal highlight of the 2023/24 season: La finta giardiniera

CAMPUS means to me: It's a wonderful opportunity to learn from fantastic colleagues!

Dream role: Alcina. I love playing villains. As a soprano, you don't get to do that very often. Alcina is a fascinating character because she does terrible things, but her music is so beautiful and heartfelt that the audience has to empathize with her. (I also love Handel's music).​​​​​​​

A big role on a small stage or a small role on a big stage: The last role I sang was the First Lady in "Die Zauberflöte" at the Bad Hall Municipal Theater. Just before that, I sang Cabri and Carmi in Mozart's "Betulia Liberata" with the Berlin Oratorio Troupe. Cabri/Carmi, First Lady, Arminda: that's three Mozart "baddies" in a row. I think I've found my "typecast"!​​​​​​​

Musical role model: The singer I admire most is Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. The recording of her performance as Irene in Theodora at Glyndebourne in 1996 blew me away and redefined for me what opera could be. Her Bach cantata recordings are the most beautiful and heartbreaking music I have ever heard. My other great role model as an actress is probably my sister Emily. She is a born drama queen. I often performed in musicals with her as a child and learned a lot. I still ask her for advice about acting.

Name: Martina Neubauer

Voice: Soprano​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

University: The Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna​​​​​​​

Performing in: Richard III.

Personal highlight of the 2023/24 season: Master's exam: Off to new shores!​​​​​​​

CAMPUS means to me: The transition from studies to professional life.​​​​​​​

Dream role: Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart)​​​​​​​

A big role on a small stage or a small role on a big stage: Big role on a (small) big stage :-)​​​​​​​

Musical role model: Rachel Willis-Sorensen and Benjamin Bernheim

  • Martina Neubauer © Michael Lerchbaumer
  • Antoine Amariu © Adèle Clermont

Name: Antoine Amariu

Voice: Bass​​​​​​​

University: The Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna

Performing in: Richard III.

Personal highlight of the 2023/24 season: Richard III.

CAMPUS means to me: giving students the chance to gain professional experience.​​​​​​​

Dream role: King Marke (Tristan and Isolde)​​​​​​​

A big role on a small stage or a small role on a big stage: Arkel in Pelleas et Melisande (CRR de Paris)​​​​​​​

Musical role model: Jose Van Dam

Students were involved in the following staged productions in the 2022/23 season:

 

 

In the 2022/23 season, students are integrated into the following staged productions:

“I couldn’t have wished for a better introduction to the world of opera. The team was welcoming and always willing to share their experience and give advice.”

Bernarda Klinar

voice student at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw), performed in La liberazione and L’arbore di Diana

  • Vorsingen für #szene © Herwig Prammer

Auditions for # stage: Ilaria Lanzino, Director La liberazione - Rubén Dubrovsky, Musical Director L'arbore di Diana - Carolin Wielpütz, Artistic Director MusikTheater an der Wien - Jan Eßinger, Director Der goldene Drache - Peter Heilker, Program and Casting Director MusikTheater an der Wien - Rafael R. Villalobos, Director L'arbore di Diana - Clemens Flick, Musical Director La liberazione

 

 

AUDITIONS

 

Applications for the casting for the coming seasons are made exclusively via our partner universities.

 

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