Every year in January and February we hold auditions in important European opera theatres, but these have to be canceled due to COVID-19. 2021 is also marked by COVID-19, so personal auditions in spring time are not possible, although a personal encounter is always more meaningful than recordings. We offer digital auditions, which is tedious for both sides, but at least it saves you travel time.
The Academy BelCanto 2020 was carried out successfully and corona-safe in September with an inspiring masterclass by Filippo Morace and a very special opera production on the Wildline Bridge in the Black Forest. In the summer of 2021, we hope to largely leave the virus-related restrictions behind us. The auditions in 2021 must be completely digital, however. We have interesting courses and more scholarship money than ever for young singers, who were helped with 45,000 euros in 2020 through a wonderful fundraising campaign from the audience.