Saturday 13.8.2022 - Sunday 28.8.2022

Staged version for chamber orchestra - W.A. Mozart

Soloists of the Academy Vocalis Wörgl


Performances; 25.8.2022, 26.8.2022, 27.8.2022 and 28.8.2022
8.00 pm, event centre Komma, Wörgl

Target group: The opera workshop is aimed at singing students at art universities and art colleges and conservatories (first stage experience); Young professionals (advanced stage skills, role models, repertoire development) and professional singers (repertoire work).

Contents: In recent years there have been far-reaching changes in career entry for prospective singers took place. Were earlier still a solid vocal and acting education sufficient for the transition into working life, the aspect of under wins opera roles sung under professional conditions are becoming increasingly important when starting a career. At the same time, the age at which people start working is decreasing significantly. For this reason, the Academia Vocalisdetermined the existing offer in the field of
training and at international opera studios in the lecture and play-free time, by founding a new format of the international Mozart Academy Wörgl|Tyrol. With that, the Academia Vocalis comes up to date national educational mandate. Young talented singers are given the opportunity relevant stage experience in a professional environment with a professionally appropriate to collect repertoire.

Working with conductors, directors and répétiteurs, making music with orchestra, working on the language and dealing with light, costume, props and masks, Skills that are primarily promoted through practical experience on stage. In addition will be the ability to work in large teams, coordination of movement, speech and song, as well as the Improved expressiveness and stage presence. All this with the traditional music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who joined the Academia
Vocalis in their feels particularly connected to its own long-standing tradition.

The scenic development of the roles is based on the Handbook for Music Theater Students and Career starters: The singing body in motion by Beverley Blankenship. After receipt of payment of the course fee Participants are provided with the hard-copy book as a teaching document.

Course repertoire:
As part of the opera workshop, a short version of the opera Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with connecting texts staged by a professional team brought (director, conductor, head of studies, chamber orchestra, costumes, make-up,
lighting) and under professional performative conditions in the event centre Komma, Wörgl for the performance brought. All roles (Conte, Contessa, Susanna, Figaro, Cherubino, Marcellina, Bartolo|Antonio, Basilio|Don Curzio, Barbarina) are cast twice. Each cast gets two public ones Opportunities to perform with a chamber orchestra conducted by Maestro Peter Marschik. If possible, a video recording will be made of performances. In week 16 there will be preliminary rehearsals in Vienna. A detailed rehearsal plan will be sent as part of the registration.


Please send applications with a meaningful CV and video link in advance of registration to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The roles are always filled by the course participants of the previous year's Academia Vocalis. Cross-applications are possible. In the course year
2023, as part of the Mozart Academy planned the implementation of the Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Interested parties are specifically requested to do more preparatory work for this year's range of courses to use.

Registration requested by 31.5.2022, at the latest.

beverly blankenship thumb 3Beverly Blankenship
Director & Writer

Beverly Blankenship grew up in Europe and America. Acting training at the Max Reinhard Seminar in Vienna and first engagements at theSalzburg State Theater, ORF and film. This was followed by a long stint in Australia, where Beverly Blankenship began writing and directing screenplays. Return to Europe, where her productions were seen on major theaters and opera houses. In drama, she is interested in the works of today's authors. The work as an opera director is dedicated to the classic and the modern. From 2012 to 2018 she was appointed professor for the master's course in opera at Institute 9, the MDW.

Beverly Blankenship held workshops at various universities for many years: University of Zurich, Anton Bruckner University in Linz, University of Sydney, University of Film and Theater Hanoi etc. With Rebecca Blankenship (singer, singing teacher and director), Sawako Yamada-Blankenship (pianist and répétiteur) she founded the STUDIOBLANKENSHIP3 for lessons in singing and acting. Her book THE SINGING BODY IN MOTION was published by OLMS Verlag in 2022.


Peter Marschik ThumbPeter Marschik, born in 1958, is a singer, pianist, conductor, composer and author.

He worked as a choir director for the Vienna Boys' Choir and as a conductor at several theaters in German-speaking countries.

He currently teaches an opera class at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

chihiro gordon thumb 2Chihiro Gordon is an internationally active pianist and répétiteur. Her concert activities as a chamber musician have taken her to the Wiener Musikverein, the Wiener Konzerthaus, La Sala Petit Palau
(Barcelona), the Liedhalle in Stuttgart, the Ludwigsburg Castle Festival and the Rheingau Music Festival (Germany).

She works regularly with renowned singers such as Wolfgang Holzmair, KS. Birgid Steinberger, Werner Güra, Nina Tarandek, Elena Copons, Jörg Schneider, Katharina Bradic and Mathias Hausmann and collaborates with conductors such as Kai Röhring, Georg Mark, Kurt Dlouhy, Oliver Ostermann, Michael Zehetner, Vinzenz Praxmarer in various opera and operetta productions and festivals.
As a sought-after répétiteur, she regularly accompanies master classes at the International Summer Academy University Mozarteum Salzburg, at Allegro Vivo, the European Music Institute Vienna (former Viennese master classes) and also in the classes of Thomas Quasthoff, Simon Keenlyside, Bernanda Fink, Angelika Kirchschlager, Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Norman Shetler, Kriztina Laki, Barbara Zubanovich-Baranowska, Elena Pankratova, Cherly Studer and Linda Watson.

Chihiro was trained as a concert pianist by Jürg von Vintschger at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In addition, she was particularly influenced by her work under KS Walter Berry, which inspired her to continue working with singers. Her interest and passion led her to study song and oratorio with Carolyn Hague, opera accompaniment with Kristin Okerlund at the Music and Arts Private University in Vienna and vocal accompaniment
with Julius Drake at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. She completed all her studies with distinction. Chihiro is currently working at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

Verena Hanser 2020 ThumbVerena Hanser completed her training as speech therapist at AKHWien (diploma 1988), where she also gained her first work experience at the 1st Department of Otolaryngology (Department of Phoniatrics) until 1991. Since 1990 she has also been working in a free practice focusing on voice therapy, speech training and voice coaching. Various further education in the fields of singing and speaking voice, breath, yoga, meditation, ballet, jazz dance, body work and myofunctional therapy are completing the training profile of the sought-after therapist and trainer.

With international vocal pedagogues and renowned ENT specialists like Dr. Curly sen. (†), Dr.Krsten jun. (Consultant to the Vienna State Opera), Schneider-Stickler and Dr. med. Quint connects her for many years a intense collaboration. Among her clients are personalities and celebrities from art (singers, actors), politics and economics.

Since 2000 Verena Hanser is as trainer for ORF. In individual coaching she worked with renowned moderators as well as Armin Wolf and Nadja Bernhard, with correspondents such as Karim El Gawhari, as well as with various TV and radio editors on pronunciation, modulation, emphasis and voice leading and also served as an instructor for the voice service for ORF employees.

The requested speaker held workshops on the subject of voice as part of teacher training seminars for German and Communication at the Pedagogical FH Baden. With master classes of the Academia Vocalis Wörgl and the Eva Lind Music Academy Tyrol she gives her knowledge and her rich practical experience to young Singers.

As a dialogue and language trainer, she was part of the productions: Brundibar - on the occasion of the Day of remembrance against violence and racism in memory of the victims of National Socialism - in the Austrian Parliament, as well as in the context of the mdw productions Die Fledermaus, Jedermann Monologues, King Arthur and The Magic Flute in the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn Wien, the artistic team of director Beverly Blankenship.

Since 2002 Verena Hanser teaches at the Institute for Voice and Music Theater of the mdw subjects breathing training and physical training, as well as speech training and speech design. In 2010 she was appointed by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) for this subjects contracted as Senior Lecturer. 

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