Developing our student’s vocal and artistic identities

The DNOA offers a wide-ranging curriculum that encompasses all aspects in the training of an aspiring opera artist. In addition to the focus on developing and refining technical skills (vocal, dramatic and physical), students are encouraged and supported in developing a very clear sense of who they are both as a singer and as an artist. All elements of the programme are tailored to enable young artists to enhance chances of success in a competitive field as they transition from full-time education to the workplace. 

Our mission

The DNOA is dedicated to the development of young opera singers. Our learning environment distinguishes itself from a more conventional Master’s programme in voice or an opera studio attached to a company, and defines its purpose based on a set of unique values and characteristics.

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Our team

DNOA students have the opportunity to work with a wide range of well-established and respected specialists from the international opera scene. These include vocal coaches and teachers, directors, conductors and agents as well as people from the field of cultural management and performance psychology who lead masterclasses, seminars and workshops.

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A joint initiative…

The DNOA is a master’s programme offered by the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.