Become a member of one of the 4 casts - La Clemenza di Tito, King Arthur, Hansel and Gretel or Dido and Aeneas.
All our mentors are carefully selected to fit the educational needs of all participants. Vocal rehearsals, stage rehearsals, all is ready for you!
Perform and practice on the stage of Croatian National Theater in Varaždin.
We guarantee each applicant an individualized feedback, regardless of the application results.
If you do get in, first steps include online role prep with lecturers and the director before the start of the academy and free accomodation in Varaždin, Croatia, once you're with us.
We will be working together on role and repertoire trainings, audition workshops, master classes and individual vocal trainings in rehersing rooms available 6 days a week in order to create the best performance that the stage of the Croatian National Theatre has ever seen.
As an extra bonus, there is individual career counseling as well as career-oriented workshops.
Bass-baritone ensemble member at Berlin State Opera and soloist at the Bavarian State Opera, Irish National Opera, Bregenz Festival, Berlin Philharmonie.
World renowned soprano at Arena di Verona, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro San Carlo.
One of the biggest directors of our time, son of the tenor legend Mario del Monaco.
World-renowned conductor at the MET in New York, Scala di Milano, Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera and general music director of Frankfurt Opera.
World-renowned baritone at San Francisco Opera, Berlin State Opera, Dallas Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, LA Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro Colon.
Mezzo-soprano soloist at Theater Basel, Grand Théâtre de Genève and Jyväskylän Ooppera in Finland.
Director and stage manager at MDW Wien, Bregenzer Festspiele, Theater an der Wien.
Conductor and pianist at Zagreb National Theatre and Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich.
Baritone soloist at State Opera Berlin, Opera National de Montpellier, Festival Aix-en-Provence, Slovenian National Opera.
Soprano soloist at Salzburger Landestheater.
Rehersals and pefrormances will be held at the Croatian National Theatre, Varaždin.
The stage, scene, costumes, makeup... We thought of everything.
No. All COA programs are conducted in English. Croatian people are also very internationally friendly and can adapt to new people easily, so you won’t need to be fluent in Croatian in order to explore the cities and our culture.
There are no age limits in order for you to participate in COA programs. The average age of participants is between ages of 19-36, but we accept musicians based on their potential, not age.
Accommodation will be provided for you in the city of Varaždin. As for your meals, they are not included in your tuition. You can find more information about what’s included in your tuition here.