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Jean-Marc Turmes


Theaterakademie August Everding

Theaterakademie August Everding

Bootcamp: from classical to modern music

masterclass by Topi Lehtipuu

24 - 29 January 2022

Theaterakademie August Everding


After the success of the last workshop with the Finish opera singer Topi Lehtipuu in 2017 (“What means contemporary?”) the Theaterakademie August Everding would like to go one step further and explore the process of approaching, understanding and decoding new music for singers and pianists.



The participants of the workshop will work on contemporary opera repertoire and practice on how to deal with contemporary music. Exploring different opera arias and pieces written after 1980 will be the practical basis to identify the ‘classical elements´ in contemporary music and to define criteria for what contemporary means. Similarities between classical and modern singing technics will be explored and analysed during the workshop.


There will be a lecture and practical exercises on a daily basis for all participants and musical coaching in groups and individually. There will be group discussions and impulse lectures on musical, historical and social topics and time for networking with the international workshop guests and the students of the master program of the Theaterakademie.


The workshop can help artists, especially singers, to overcome the fear of contemporary music and to develop a deeper understanding for the meaning of what contemporary means.


At the end of the workshop there will be a public concert at the Gartensaal of the Prinzregententheater presenting the workshop`s results.


A short clip to discover the previous workshop with Topi Lehtipuu in 2017 at the Theaterakademie


 Practical informations


Date: From January 24st to 29th, 2022

Place: Theaterakademie August Everding - Prinzregentenplatz 12, 81675 München, Germany


 Application process


- the artist must be connected to one of the 12 enoa member institutions

- the artist must contact her sending institution, which decides if they recommend her application

- the hosting institution confirms the list of participants after the registration deadline

- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel 


Application requirements:


• a resume or a CV to present your artistic work and yourself (video or written, max. 2 minutes / 2 pages)

• a video or a letter explaining: What do you expect from the workshop? (max. 1 page)


> We are happy to receive further video material (sequence of a performance or an aria) of max. 3-5 minutes

> No age limit for applicants


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.


The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.

More information on enoa’s commitments




Number of participants: max. 16

- Positions reserved for participants supported by enoa organisations: 6 singers and 2 to 4 pianists

- Positions reserved for participants selected by the hosting institution: 6 to 8 singers


 Artistic requirements


Openness and curiosity for contemporary music and to experiment with it.


We are not looking for any specific tessitura for singers


Programme to prepare:

- 1 aria classical repertoire (e.g. late baroque, Viennese classicisme, Mozart, Gounod etc.)

- 1 contemporary aria (after 1980)


The participation for pianists during the workshop can be active or passive (playing together with and for the singers or just listening, watching, observing the workshops and learning about the contemporary music). The pianists are invited (but not obligated) to participate actively and perform at the final concert.