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Theaterakademie August Everding

Theaterakademie August Everding

Romanticism in music

German repertoire for singers

08 - 13 April 2019

Theaterakademie August Everding

The so called romantic music (late 18th until mid-19th century) stands for a time period which was influenced by many different literary, artistic and philosophical themes.


What exactly is Romanticism? Where did it come from, where did it go to? What exactly are the criteria to define Romanticism in music? What kind of technical skills do singers need to sing romantic repertoire and is there an influence on contemporary music performance as well? 


The workshop will focus on what exactly romantic meant in past periods and what it means until today. 


The workshop programme will include theoretical sessions on the "idea" of romanticism and on where you can find traces and influence of this musical era in contemporary music


The practical part will be exercises and musical coachings (in groups and individually). Different arias from the so called “romantic era” will be chosen for a detailed research on criteria being romantic (for example Carl Maria von Weber and Albert Lortzing). 


The workshop can help young artists, especially singers, to develop and deepen their understanding of the meaning of Romanticism while helping them to deal with the challenges of romantic repertoire, as well as with regards to technical skills and levels of interpretation. Particular attention will be given to German phonetics. 


A public concert will be given at the end of the workshop on April 13th at the Gartensaal. It will give an overview of the content of the workshop programme. 



Christiane Iven, soprano

Andreas Schmidt, bass-baritone 

Olaf A. Schmitt, dramaturg


 Application process

- the artist must be connected to one of the 13 enoa member institutions
- the artist must contact his/her sending institution, which decides if they recommend his/her application
- the hosting institution confirms the list of participants 
- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel

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


 Practical information

Subscription's deadline: January 31st, 2019

Location: Theaterakademie August Everding

Arrival date: April 7th, 2019

Departure date: April 14th, 2019

Number of participants: 8 sent by enoa member institutions / 8 selected by the hosting institution

Accomodation: Motel-One


 Artistic requirements

Selection criteria:

• CV (in English)

Tessituras: all types

Programme to prepare: 2 Arias and 1 Lied out of the German romantic repertoire 







Andreas Schmidt