Application Process

APPLICATION

Carefully fill out this form. We require 2 videos of you performing arias of your choice, which you might want to prepare in advance

INTERVIEW

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online video interview.

PAYMENT

After positive feedback, you will receive tuition payment information. In order to hold your spot at COA, an advance of 800€ needs to be paid. This amount will go towards your selected tuition package.

ACADEMY

Our hospitality team will reach out to you about further steps and your arrival.

Applications

Tuition packages

Second round of applications until April 1st!

Studio program
  • Accommodation
  • Individual vocal training
  • Roles and repertoire studying
  • Masterclass
  • Audition workshops
  • Agent auditions with individualized feedback
  • Career counselling
  • Role cover for one of the three academy operas
  • Rehearsal rooms available 6 days a week

1750

Singer program
  • Accommodation
  • Online introduction of roles with directors before the start of the academy
  • Individual vocal training
  • Roles and repertoire studying
  • Masterclass
  • Audition workshops
  • Agent auditions with individualized feedback
  • Career counselling
  • Career and activity information workshops
  • Performance in a fully staged opera with an orchestra on the stage of the Croatian National Theater in Varaždin
  • Rehearsal rooms available 6 days a week

3200

Premium Singer program
  • Accommodation
  • Online introduction of roles with directors before the start of the academy
  • Individual vocal training
  • Roles and repertoire studying
  • Masterclass
  • Audition workshops
  • Agent auditions with individualized feedback
  • Career counselling
  • Career and activity information workshops
  • Performance in a fully staged opera with an orchestra on the stage of the Croatian National Theater in Varaždin
  • Rehearsal rooms available 6 days a week
  • Transport from the airport and back

3500

Second round of applications until April 1st!

The sooner you apply, the better the chances you will get the role you want!

For any questions contact us via

[email protected]
Rehershal

Scholarships & grants

Financial aid is available for small amounts as well as a few number of full scholarships.

In order to apply for a scholarship, you must write a letter explaining your need and attach it to your application. In your letter, please tell us how much financial aid you are applying for. Also include other ways in which you plan to fundraise (concerts, gofundme, local scholarships, etc).

We award scholarships based on artistic abilities, financial need and casting needs for our operas. Therefore, popular roles are not likely to be awarded with scholarships. Our scholarships are available for all applicants, however, we especially would like tenors, baritones, and basses to apply.

Perfomace on stage

2024 roles

You can apply for multiple roles, but you will only be selected for one.

Dido and Aeneas
  • Dido (Soprano / High Mezzo-soprano)
  • Aeneas (Baritone)
  • Belinda (Soprano)
  • Second Woman (Soprano)
  • Sorceress (Mezzo-soprano/Alto)
  • 1st Witch (Soprano)
  • 2nd Witch – Spirit (Soprano/Mezzo-soprano)
  • Sailor (Tenor)
La clemenza di Tito
  • Tito (Tenor)
  • Sesto (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Vitellia (Soprano)
  • Annio (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Servilia (Soprano)
  • Publico (Bass-Baritone)
Hänsel und Gretel
  • Peter (Baritone)
  • Gertrud (Mezzosoprano)
  • Hänsel (Mezzosoprano, Alto)
  • Gretel (Soprano)
  • Die Knusperhexe (Mezzosoprano, Soprano or Tenor)
  • Sandmännchen (Soprano)
  • Taumännchen (Soprano)
King Arthur
  • Cupid + Honour (Soprano)
  • Nereid + She + Venus (Soprano)
  • 1st Sheperdess + 2nd Siren + 1st Nymph (Soprano)
  • 2nd Sheperdess + 1st Siren + 2nd Nymph (Soprano)
  • Phildel + 3rd Nymph (Soprano or High Mezzo-soprano)
  • 3rd Saxon Priest + 1st Sylvain + Comus (High Tenor)
  • 2nd Saxon Priest + 2nd Sylvain + Tenor solo (Tenor)
  • Grimbald + Aelous + He (Baritone)
  • Cold Genius + Pan (Bass or Bass-Baritone)
  • 1st Saxon Priest + 3rd Sylvain (Bass)

Memories from 2022

A typical day with us

A tentative schedule of daily activities.

Rehearsals:

10:00 - 13:00

14:00 - 17:00

Staging rehearsals, Production Rehearsals in the theatre

Rehearsals:

17:30 - 18:30

Musical Rehearsal and Corrections with the conductor

Optional activities:

10:00 - 18:30

Singing lessons, masterclasses, role study, diction and movement classes. Singers who are not rehearsing on the main stage are free to take as many singing lessons they wish with our 3 teachers in residence. Schedules are released every day, just as in professional theaters around the world.

For any questions contact us via [email protected]

Croatian Opera Academy

Antuna Branka Šimića 1,

42000 Varaždin

[email protected]