Throughout the year 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.  

This exposure to a wide range of experience and perspectives also serves as a practical means by which to broaden and develop professional networks.  

Guest teachers 2019/20 include:  

Markus Brück (baritone – Berlin, Zurich, Munich, Glyndebourne etc.)

Marco Canepa (Italian coach – Dutch National Opera, Lille, Covent Garden etc.)

René Coolen (Art management consultant – The Netherlands)

Florence Daguerre de Hureaux (French coach – Covent Garden, La Scala Milan, Salzburg Festspiele etc.)

Karel Desuere (conductor – Oper Zuid, Netherlands Philharmonic etc.)

Christina Domnick (conductor & coach – Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Komische Oper Berlin etc.)

Uwe Friedrich (journalist – Deutschlandradio, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Oper! etc.)

Antony Hermus (conductor – Opera North, Strasbourg, The Netherlands etc.)

Winfried Hofinger (agent – international)

Virginia Kerr (soprano/performance psychologist – Covent Garden, Leipzig, Nantes etc.)

Patrick Lange (conductor – GMD Wiesbaden, Wiener Staatsoper, Canadian Opera etc.)

Ulrich Maier (German coach & repetiteur – Saarländisches Staatstheater, Mainfranken Theater etc.)

Alexander Oliver (tenor/English coach – Dutch National Opera, Zurich, Paris, Covent Garden etc.)

Rebekah Rota (soprano/casting consultant – Landesbühnen Sachsen)

Martin Snell (bass-baritone – Staatsoper München, Bayreuther Festspiele, Glyndebourne etc.)

Eitan Sorek (agent – international)

Sven Arne Tepl (CEO & director – Residentie Orkest, Den Haag).

Stephanie Weiss (soprano – adjunct professor of singing Arizona State University, Deutsche Oper Berlin)

Andrew Watts (countertenor – Operá de Paris, Covent Garden, Staatsoper Berlin etc.)